I need an idea of what could be made from two curved glass deli cabinet doors. Answered
Along with a few flat glass shelves, I was given two large curved glass deli cabinet doors as shown in the image below. They still have the aluminum bars attached to the long ends. One the top side that was formerly attached to a hinge mechanism and one being the lower side that formerly held a rubber seal. I only have the doors, as the rest of the cabinet was used for another purpose or recycled by the previous owners.
I'm trying to come up with a project to repurpose them for, but I'm drawing a blank. They are about 4 feet long and 2 feet wide with no cracks. They appear to be tempered glass and are very heavy.
Here are some ideas:
- large vertical display cabinets made from wood with the glass doors on the front of them might work by using the short ends as the top and bottom.
- large horizontal display cases made from wood with the glass doors as the top or front and access to the rear.
- Some sort of greenhouse window.
- I eventually would like to build a house out of shipping containers. Incorporating these into the plans as windows would be cool as long as I can figure out how to frame them out to give a good seal. perhaps as a skylight? (Of course, not being double paned, they wouldn't have much of an R-value).
- Something artistic that can utilize the glass panes and be hung on a wall or used as a display.
I have access to a Hackerspace in St. Louis, Missouri with plenty of tools and other raw materials. The pieces are so large that I'd have to work on the project and clean up each day rather than leave the project out. It's a shared space, so I don't want my stuff to be in the way of others.
Any input from the Instructables community would be helpful.