Options in Glass Edging

By February 16, 2023 No Comments

glass tableCustom glass projects, like tabletops, partitions, display cases, decorative mirrors, and windows, are a common way to showcase the unique character of your business or home. With each of these projects, the edges of the glass must be sanded or grinded down to remove all jagged pieces of glass for a safe, polished look. There are multiple types of glass edgework and the right type for you will depend on how the glass will be used, the surfaces on which it will rest, and the appearance you would like the glass to have.

Seamed Edges
A seamed edge is a basic cut that removes sharp pieces of glass so that it is safer and easier to handle. A seamed edge is unfinished and is often used when the edge of the glass will be hidden, such as in a frame or molding.

Beveled Edges
This type of edge angles down towards the sides of the glass and offers an elegant, framed appearance. Beveled edges can be used for mirrors, window accents, dining tables, and glass inserts for coffee tables. The width of a beveled edge is typically ½ inch to 1 ¼ inches.

Flat Edges
Flat-shaped edges are sanded to a 90-degree angle with all sharpness and flares removed. This fully finished edge is common in tabletops and desktops. A flat ground edge has a satin finish, while a flat polished edge has a glossy finish.

Pencil Edges
Edges that have a curved or arced appearance are known as pencil edges. These edges are frequently used for tabletops and furniture that requires glass protection. Pencil edges are typically used for projects made of thick glass and can be made with a ground or polished edge.

Corner Edges
In addition to choosing the type of edge that’s best for your project, you’ll also need to consider the type of corner edge you prefer. Dubbed corners have only the point of the corner sanded off, while nipped corners are slightly more angled. Straight corner cuts are referred to as angled corners and are typically cut at a 45-degree angle. Radius corners are rounded corners, sometimes referred to as “nickel,” “dime,” or “quarter” corners depending on their size.

Atkinson’s Glass and Mirror has the know-how to help you through your custom glass project, especially when it comes to choosing the perfect edge. To learn more about our services, give us a call today at (208) 375-3762 or contact us online.