Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Mount for a cut glass figure?


Hi there,

I got a piece of water-cut glass from a friend.
Now this is a piece of some 4x4 inches of razor-sharp, really nice looking glass.

Do you have any idea how I can mount it?
I mean, how can I mount it to a wall, put it on some wooden or glass foundation, put some LED backlight on, etc?

I find it difficult, because I cannot glue it to the wall or sth.

I'd appreciate any ideas.

holger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Mount for a cut glass figure?


Well to really catch the artwork you should try to illuminate the glass tile from an edge. I would think about a dado cut groove into a simple hardwood base into which you would fit an LED array and then press the bottom edge of the glass on top of it. The nice thing about LEDs for art presentation is you can find some that are cordless and battery operated.

Some sort of shadow box could work too I guess with illumination behind a frosted piece of glass.

There may be existing presentation bases and boxes for glass of this nature.

What concerns me is the sharp edges. People are likely to touch the thing if it is made into a piece to sit on a shelf. You don't want them bleeding all over it. They also might react to being cut by dropping it. You might think about taking it to an art glass shop and having the edges carefully polished so as not to damage the image.

user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,572
Rewards Points: 2,278
Default

Mount for a cut glass figure?


And how would anyone know how to mount it or display it without even a picture?
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 06:31 AM   #4
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Mount for a cut glass figure?


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
And how would anyone know how to mount it or display it without even a picture?
Joe, the OP had posted a URL for something similar. The moderators axed it. Likely because the OP is a newbie and URL postings are frowned upon for a time to weed out SPAM.

It is a piece of glass with an art image water---not abrasive---etched in it. Best way to show off the depth of the carving of etched glass is to illuminate the edge if you can.

Last edited by user1007; 08-16-2012 at 06:36 AM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to user1007 For This Useful Post:
DangerMouse (08-16-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cabinet door glass Master Brian Carpentry 6 03-23-2012 08:55 PM
Double-hung window sash glass replacement teetee1 Windows and Doors 1 03-10-2012 11:21 AM
replacing insulated glass in picture unit - Simonton mf915 Windows and Doors 3 01-27-2012 09:30 AM
Getting impact windows ! Have two to choose from, which is best ? filo74 General DIY Discussions 6 07-10-2009 11:05 PM
Custom built legs for very large glass tabletop joeyboy Project Showcase 8 10-06-2008 10:48 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.