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Repairing Sliding Door Trim around the Glass
My dog clawed and broke a small area of the old, brittle vinyl
trim adjacent to the glass in a patio door, not the frame of
the door itself. How can that be fixed?
I'm pretty sure you'd call a glass company. Although I live
in Berkeley, I found the service and prices at Valley Glass
in Walnut Creek to be worth the drive. I think they will
come to you, to do repairs. We've bought glass for
cabinets, and had screen doors repaired by them. Valley
Glass, 1177 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 (925)
Replacing glass in window that is high up
Can anyone help -- I need someone who can replace the glass
in a window that is large and quite high up (second story
and on a down-slope, so it is a huge drop to the ground).
The seal in the window has failed so it looks streaky and
may well be leaking into the wall below. So far the two
places I contacted did not get back to me; I guess they were
not interested in a single pane that's up so high. Any
ideas are most appreciated! Miriam
Try Arrow Glass, Albany. Have used them and been very
pleased with quality of work and service. My husband also
uses them in his business. And they are a locally owned
and operated business. support the local businesses
Replace a glass pane in door?
We have broken a glass pane in an older wooden door. Does anyone
know if this can be repaired? Do we need to replace the whole
door? It is a heavy wooden door with 18 glass panes of differing
sizes in it - only one is broken. Any recommendations where to
go for a quote? Please help!
I would recommend Arrow Glass, Co. at 640 San Pablo Ave.,
Albany, 510-525-2118. They were quite busy when I was there mid
morning, but seem equipped to take care of a variety of
different sized projects.
I highly recommend The Glass Man, 510.523.5046. We found them in the Diamond
Certified handbook. They have replaced many single panes of broken glass in
paned doors and windows in our house. They will tell you when the glass must be
tempered, not cheap, but safer.
Check with Mike at UC Glass. He replaced a full door pane in our
old door quickly, for a great price, and was a pleasure to work
Replacing glass is really easy. You take out the old glass and
clean away the old putty around the edges. There will usually
also be some small brads holding the glass in place. Measure the
space very carefully - repeat the measurements twice to be sure
you're right, then go down to the glass place on San Pablo and
get them to cut and temper a piece of glass for you. The
tempering is important because it is a door. Pick up the glass
and a small tub of putty. The glass will fit perfectly because
you measured it so well. Push it into place and hold with small
brads, squeeze a strip of putty around the edges (it's a lovely
tactile experience) and smooth it until it looks like the other
panes. Depending on the type of window putty, you will have to
wait to paint it. Some doors may use a narrow strip of wood on
top of the putty - just copy what's there. Fiona
Hi, sounds like a relatively straightforward ''points & glazing''
replacement. In old wooden doors, the panes are often held in by
wood with small finishing nails or simply with glazing, a
hardened clay-like substance. The pane is measured & ordered, the
paint cut if applicable, the wood and/or old glazing carefully
removed and new ''points'' (which hold the glass in place) and
glazing putty are inserted. A few days later, when the glazing is
dry, the pane is cleaned. If applicable, it can be painted any
time, even at the end of the summer. I'd be happy to look at the
job and give you an estimate. I mainly do spiritual theater with
kids, but have done repair work for many years. At this point, I
prefer relatively smaller fix-it jobs that others pass by. Feel
free to call. I have numerous references. All the best, Skye
C&R Glass Company - 510-689-6410 or 510-485-4265. They were
fast and fair, according to a smart homeowner friend who hired
them in Alameda. Hope your job fares well.
We have used U.C. Glass to replace broken window panes, as well as to put
safety glass into some windows and a tv/stereo cabinet.they have done
excellent work, and prices are reasonable.
i have a vintage noguchi coffee table base, but i need the glass top cut. i have the
template. does anyone have a recommendation of where to get a glass top made? this
would be the perfect addition to our home if i can just get the right piece.
Arrow Glass on SanPablo.....they have done 2 good table tops
for me. Bothe custom and thick. Very smooth rounded edges,
perfect! I have also gotten custom mirror from them. A couple
of times it was even done on the spot. I like them.
As long as you don't go to an auto glass place, you can get the
glass just about anywhere. I got some new glass for an interior
door with some odd shapes cut specifically to measure. And I was
able to choose from many different types of patterns. One hint
you will be getting tempered glass. Be sure to ask them to NOT
put the stamp that says tempered glass on it. Or your look will
be ruined. The place went was just off San Pablo at 40th (can't
remember the name). They must have had about 150 types of glass
patterns and colors to choose from. good luck
I received a very nice black table as a wedding gift but it scratches very easily
and now my family will be using it as the primary dining table due to space
constraints. I was thinking the best way to preserve the table top (but still
enjoy its beauty) is to put a piece of glass on top of it. I have a 2 year old so
I want to make sure it is tempered glass.
Any recommendations on where I can purchase/order such a thing... or alternatives
for table toppers besides table cloths?
Thanks for your help
You should be able to get the piece of glass you need at any
hardware/home improvement store. But I would probably go to TAP
plastics and price out an appropriate piece of acrylic. I'd
think it'd be cheaper, it'll be lighter and a bit easier to
move, and less concern about breakage. We have neighbors who
did this just for design purposes -- they wanted their
tabletop ''tinted'' a bright color and so used translucent colored
plastic -- and it looks great, is easy to clean and nicely
durable. (Of course you could get clear plastic too!)
We use a clear plastic cover as a tablecloth on our kitchen table. My
bought the material at Poppy Fabrics on Broadway in Oakland (very close
Ave) and cut it to fit. It was inexpensive and protects the wood from
our every day,
all the time use
a simple solution
There is a great glass place on Shattuck near Alcatraz on the
West (bay) side of the street. I forget the name but they are
right near the corner. bring them the exact measurments and they
will help you pick the glass - thickness, edge, tint (if any).
The previous owners of our craftsman bungalow decided, in
their wisdom, to take the glass out of our dining room
built-in cabinet doors and replace it with fake wood
paneling. We now want to restore the cabinet doors to
glass. I don't need anything really fancy (like leaded
glass or stained glass), just a store that would be helpful
in finding a glass that at least looks a little older. Any
recommendations would be much appreciated.
I found the best prices and glass selection for cabinet and
bathroom window glass at the stained glass store on 4th
Street in Berkeley next door to Sur La Table. They have
many, many different styles of glass and can cut it right
there without an appointment. I had assumed they sold only
stained glass, but they have much, much more in stock from
simple to obscuring...
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