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Glass on Glass 10 Pane

The 10-panel vintage window survived the trip from Orange, California to the Midwest.  It’s a pretty big window at 5′ x 2′ ft … which meant this piece would take a huge bite out of my vintage glass collection.

The vintage windows I look for have to be sturdy, with clear glass that doesn’t wiggle or show separation (rotting)  from the frame … not even a little bit.

I use a clear adhesive to glue the glass to the glass, in a well ventilated room, with a wheeled tile cutter, a small hammer – on a sturdy surface – wearing safety glasses with a first aid kit near by … but not children or pets.  Safety First – Always wear safety glasses when breaking or cutting random glass dishes, cups and/or glass objects. Depending on the type of glass they can and some will shatter in a bazillion pieces … maybe more. Be careful.  

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This window was probably hung the wide way over an old store front somewhere.

Clean the window with a vinegar & water mixture – a couple of times – and let it dry.  Glue glass pieces into place filling in with cut glass pieces, clear glass gems, marbles and the like …

Learn How to DIY with a Glass Class with Mara Lee 

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Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.
Perfect first pass and not a single piece glued.

Glass on Glass – 10 Panes – Private Collection

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10 panes © mara lee

The Best Glue for Glass

This glorious vintage window was found in Orange, California. Cleaned up the window with vinegar and water, did not sand the frame and double checked that the window was sturdy enough to hold the weight of the ton o’glass I would need to complete the piece.

After playing with adhesives for glass, clear e6000 adhesive is my go-to  … unfortunately it’s a toxic adhesive with an overwhelming odor so windows need to be open with no kids and/or pets present.

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

Since most of the box stores, hardware stores, Michael’s, Target and Walmart carry clear e6000 adhesive it’s pretty easy to find.

glass-on-glass-windowAll the pieces fell into place quite nicely, it’s a keeper.

glassonglass-vintage-windowOn to the next thing …