How to make an elegant glass bookcase, part 2

glass display caseIf we buy ready, elements already cut to size – not only glass, but also MDF boards (back plate, two bottom and top plates of different sizes) – you can start milling immediately. A groove cutter is best suited to the thickness of the glass material 6 mm. In the case of smaller boards, perhaps it will turn out, that the bottom and the top plate will have to be re-milled, if the glass does not fit the groove on the first attempt.

After milling long grooves at the edges of the back wall, test it with the bottom. Only then do we assemble the elements, when the holes in the top plate for the lamps are also ready, fixed shelf supports, and all wooden elements are painted with a colorless varnish. We glue the glass with silicone.

Precisely milled grooves in the rear wall. The top and bottom plates grasp the glass profile. Thanks to this, two elements of MDF boards screwed together work as one big one, clasp holding everything. Additionally, fix the glass with glue.

1. After cutting the bottom and top plates, we draw the profile of the glass elements on the smaller bottom plate and the top plate.

2. With a groove cutter 6 mm, we make a groove in the bottom and in the top plate. Round the internal edges of the groove with a chisel.

3. The side edges of the back wall receive a deep groove 6 mm, for fixing glass.

4. In the back wall, drill holes for the supports of the glass shelves. We stick them to the glass with two-component glue.

5. The bottom plates are screwed from the bottom to the rear wall. Before that, we grind and fold all the edges of the boards.

6. We assemble all the elements in a raw state, to the test. Later, after varnishing, we will glue the glass side walls with silicone.

7. We drill appropriately large holes for four ceiling lights in the smaller one (lower) board with a holesaw.

8. We make such large cuts in the upper part of the top plate, so that the brackets that hold the ceiling lamps can be accommodated in them.