I want to build my own glass shower door! HELP!

Old 08-02-09, 08:11 PM
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I want to build my own glass shower door! HELP!

I built a custom shower and need some glass. The shower is pentagonal, the door needs to be 36 wide and there are 2 half-walls about 40 inches tall to either side of the door,one is 47" wide and the other is 25" wide. I guess if the door was about 80 inches tall, the glass would need to be about 44 inches tall. I figure I could buy the glass and do it myself for half or less what a pro would charge. SOOOO, where do I get the brackets to hold some frameless glass or where can I get the frame pieces to build my own frame. I would have to have some sort of frame because there is nothing currently there to attach the upper half of the door to, so I was going to put some sort of metal frame for the door running from the floor to the ceiling. Also where can I get some glass that big? ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 08-03-09, 12:09 PM
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You need tempered glass, so keep that in mind.
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Yes do not try to scrimp on the glass.You'll have to go to a glass store,a business that specializes in glass for this.It will be heavy and you may need the store to help you handle it and possibly install it.

Many businesses like this will not allow you to make this out of the wrong type of glass and you might want to see of code in your area would have any specific requirements.
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This is not a diy job. You need to order the panels to exact size, as you will not be able to cut tempered glass on your own. If your measurements are off, you'll have to have new panels made.

If you have a pro come and do this, they'll come to your house, measure it, and be responsible for making sure it fits properly. If the openings are a little out of plumb and square, they'll compensate for that. They'll also bevel the edges of the glass, so no sharp edges.

Custom glass shower doors are mucho expensivo, but there are reasons why.

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