Display case glass?

Display case glass?

Post by Mark Reynold » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00



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Display case glass?

Post by Mark Reynold » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I'm building my own display cases (4 ft long x 2ft deep)

and must deside on what glass to use for the top and front...

Ive gotten conflicting info from different glass stores :-{.

But the prices are about the same for the following:

3/16" (5mm) tempered glass

or

1/4" (6mm) regular glass

which is better? Properties? resistance, strength...
I'm not getting consistant info from the salespeople
out to get my money....

Can anyone out there help?

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Display case glass?

Post by Bob Duchesne » Thu, 19 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I'm building my own display cases (4 ft long x 2ft deep)
and must deside on what glass to use for the top and front...
Ive gotten conflicting info from different glass stores :-{.

Quote:
>But the prices are about the same for the following:
>3/16" (5mm) tempered glass or
>1/4" (6mm) regular glass
>which is better? Properties? resistance, strength...
>I'm not getting consistant info from the salespeople
>out to get my money....
>Can anyone out there help?


The difference in price between 5 and 6mm glass should be small. Either
one of these glasses tempered will carry a premium of about $5.00 a
square foot. Often times there is a minimun price, like $25.00, for a
piece of glass that has been tempered. Stock tempered glass may be
cheaper. Tempered glass is stronger than the same glass not tempered.
When it breaks it will shatter into a million realitively harmless pieces
and so it is safer than regular glass for a showcase.

It is important to know that tempered glass cannot be cut once it has
been tempered and so you best be very sure of your measurements. If you
try to cut tempered glass it will do its thing and become a million
pieces.
Bob

Mountain Meadow Stained Glass
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