Glass Doors for the Open Base

Glass Doors for the Open Base
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How to build simple doors with the a Kreg Jig.


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Glass Doors for the Open Base

Glass Doors for the Open Base
The doors are designed to fit the Basic collection.


Shopping List

7 feet of Pine Craft Boards, measuring 1/2″ thick x 2 1/2″ wide 12″ x 24″ LEXAN glass (or other plexiglass)in thinest possible thickness (1/16" or 1/32") 8 Mirror Clips 8 1/2″ Screws for the Mirror Clips 1 Set of Self Closing Overlay Surface Mount Hinges Paint/stain or other finishing supplies

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

Cut your boards to fit your door opening.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build your frame as shown above with pocket holes. Ensure that your frame is square and fits inside the openings it is designed for.

Step 2

Use the mirror clips to attach the glass to the frame. Make sure the mirror clips are not positioned where the shelves will interfere.


Rachelle (not verified)

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 18:23

I'm so glad you included the specific type of hinge. The choices are overwhelming to a person not versed in hardware.

Kara (not verified)

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 06:59

I think you probably notice a lot more of the things that go wrong than the rest of us. I think you've done an amazing job at the switch! I know what you mean on the DIY blog design part...I know my way around code, and just enough HTML to teter on the verge of disaster or brilliancy, and I never know which one is going to happen until I hit the go button!

Great website design, great content...what more could you ask for?!

Ana White (not verified)

Fri, 09/03/2010 - 08:54

Hi Alanna, what I would suggest doing is to build a simple bookshelf - look through our plans - and then add doors sized to fit the bookcase. Or check out some of our armoire plans. This is definitely possible!

princessbird (not verified)

Mon, 09/13/2010 - 07:18

Will you be adding any more pieces to this collection? I love the desk and other components. It could be really versatile.

Wendy (not verified)

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 08:56

Thanks for all the blog info. I'm currently on blogger, but have a Wordpress site with Thesis. And I KNOW that migration is going to be just awful. So I keep posting on blogger and putting off the inevitable. I've been looking into creating a forum, so thank you so much for letting us know which one you use. Also, I have got to get me a Kreg jig.

Jim Bertucci (not verified)

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 20:41

When I first came to your site, I wanted to comment telling all to use Kreg screws, and now I came across this plan. I picked up some c-clamps at harbor freight, just like the Kregs, but so much cheaper and they really make a difference when joining cabinet doors.

Elisha (not verified)

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 06:04

I would really like to see Kev's question answered. Do we need "offset" hinges so the door shuts all the way? Thanks.


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:48

You could cover a thin board (1/8" hardboard or maybe even cardboard) with fabric or paint them with a pretty design, then switch them out at whim. The spring loaded mirror clips would be particularly useful for this.