I’ve seen vintage garage doors that I love but never a contemporary glass door. A great question, and yes when you go to the precise provider small pieces of glass is not expensive to buy, provided you don’t need the perimeters bevelled e.g. for a coffee desk; and if it isn’t bevelled the glazier can minimize it for you on the spot. Beneath are examples of where salvaged glass has been recycled around the home and garden which may help inspire you with ideas in your own home DIY Projects.
So I designed all the home windows and doors (except one window) to fit around the 5 plate glass sheets that had been initially part of a display cupboard within the local DIY retailer. The glass for the principle window, looking from the house DIY workshop bench, was one half of a double glazed window which a builder salvaged for me when we had our lounge replaced with French Doors; the other half of the double glazed window was stored and later used as a window within the facet of a small potting shed.
Then I gave the vent a good coat of brown Hammerite metal paint before re-glazing it with a spare little bit of previously salvaged plate glass and fitting it into the aspect of the shed extension. I can’t bear in mind where I acquired this sheet of glass from but obviously I needed to cut it to size (with a glass cutter) to fit the vent. Use a glass cutter and straight edge simply merely rating the glass once, in one clear however quite firm swoop; identical to reducing tiles.
In fact if you recycle old glass there may be events when chances are you’ll wish to be formidable and engrave a bit of Artwork Décor on some of your projects. If you happen to’ve by no means finished this before rather than pay out for costly instruments that you may by no means use once more one option is to buy a Dremel and an engraving kit, and experiment on a couple of items of scrap glass.
If you make the mistake of going over the road a second time with the glass cutter then the glass is less likely to break the place meant. Once the glass is scored place a piece of wooden under the glass simply in front of the scored line and provides the far end of the glass a lightweight but firm push with your hand, at which level the glass should snap cleanly alongside the scored line.