Adding glass to just one set of cabinets can have the biggest impact on your project! Glass doors are popular because glass allows light to bounce across a room, making it feel more spacious. Glass also breaks up the monotony of solid doors as you can vary where the glass doors are located in your design.
JBC has added glass insertion to our list of services. We’ve always produced frame only doors for customer to insert their own glass but recognized that our customers needed a turnkey solution. We will now obtain and insert either clear or frosted glass into your doors, whether it is a 5pc (Craftsman) door or a 3DL (Benchmark) door.
All of the glass that JBC uses is tempered glass—this type of glass resists heat and impact. If tempered glass breaks, it will shatter into dull, rounded cubes instead of sharp, jagged pieces.
There are a few things to know about adding glass insertion to your order:
- Glass doors have a 2-week lead time
- 3DL doors receive 1/8” thick glass
- 5PC doors receive 1/4” thick glass
- All glass doors are priced at a 5 square foot minimum
- Additional painting and plastic gasketing charges apply on 3DL doors
Along with glass insertion, we will also manufacture counter tops with cutouts for glass.
If you’re getting requests for this trend, see the guidelines below:
- Please provide a detailed drawing with overall dimensions of the counter top
- Tops are 1” or ¾” thick
- Black or white underside only
- The lip on cutouts will be 3/8” x 3/8” unless you are using ¼” glass – if using ¼” glass, please notate this as the lip will be 5/16” x 5/16”
- JB Cutting will only provide the glass – no insertion
- Setting the glass in the cutouts is the recommended method of installation – adhering the glass voids the warranty
- Inside corners of cutouts will be .375” (or 9.5mm)
- Design fees apply
- The vinyl will be trimmed flush at the top of the lip
- JBC will not paint the lip, a professional is recommended as the edge is seen at first sight
Glass cabinet doors and counter tops are versatile and adaptable, plus they have a practical side. They are a great compromise between solid cabinetry and open shelving, allowing you to organize everything neatly inside a unit and to have it put on display at the same time!