IF YOU HAVE OLD GLASS
Stand the good end of the old glass up on a piece of paper. Using a pencil or ballpoint pen (NOT A FELT TIP) trace all the way around the end of the glass- the outside of the curve, the inside of the curve, and both little edges. Write the height that you need on the pattern and send it to us. When measuring height leave about 1/8" space between the top of the glass and the wood, so that the glass won't fit too tightly.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE OLD SIDE GLASS
You can use the glass from the opposite side to make a pattern. If you are not comfortable removing the glass from the opposite side you can make a pattern from the cabinet. Posterboard is a good material to use. Corrugated cardboard should never be used.
You can either freehand an approximation of the curve or use the edge of the cabinet to start. Lay the posterboard flat on top of the cabinet and trace around the outer edge of the cabinet from below. Cut along the line you have made. You will have a piece of posterboard cut to a curve.
Cut back one side at an angle.
Put the cut side into the rabbet in the stile inside the cabinet. Swing the pattern into position like the glass will fit.
Mark the posterboard where it contacts the lip of the rabbet on the opposite stile so that it just clears the stile. Cut the pattern at the mark. Place the pattern back into the glass opening. Make any adjustments that are necessary so that the pattern fits snugly against the wood along its entire width. Sometimes the curvature at the outside of the cabinet is different the curvature where the glass fits.
Write the height that you need on the pattern and mail it to us. We have found that faxes, scanned images, and photo copied patterns can be distorted. We prefer to get original patterns through the mail. Keep a copy for yourself. Be sure that the copy and the original are the same.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE OLD DOOR GLASS
Use the same procedure as making a pattern for side glass, except that you stand the door up on the posterboard and trace around the outside of door. Then follow the steps for fitting the pattern as in the side glass pattern instructions.
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