How to Install a Window Pane Cabinet How to Install a Window Pane Cabinet
If you have valuable trinkets and knick-knacks you want to display safely, few things are better than a window pane cabinet. A window pane cabinet is simply a cabinet with glass panes in the door(s) that allows you to see the contents of the cabinet. Furthermore, the door must be opened in order to reach the contents. This can discourage people from idly handling your treasured objects and can also help keep them free from dust. Setting up a window pane cabinet is a really easy DIY task, and this simple how-to guide will show you everything you need to know.
Step 1 - Choose a Location
Select a suitable location for your window pane cabinet. Try to find a place that is out of direct sunlight and is near a wall that you can use to support the mounting bracket for the cabinet.
Step 2 - Assemble the Cabinet
Follow the directions that come with the cabinet to complete the assembly. In most cases, you'll simply need to either place the cabinet or you may need to attach a top piece to a base with screws or support brackets.
Step 3 - Attach Window Pane Doors
Again, follow the directions for installing the window pane doors on the cabinet. Usually, you will simply need to slide the hinge rods into the hinges. However, on some models, you may actually have to install the hinges on the cabinets and the doors.
Step 4 - Create Wire Mount
Locate the studs in the wall where you want to place the window pane cabinet. Then, insert 2 inch wood screws into the studs. Finally, take a thin piece of metal wire and make several loops between the two studs and wood screws. When you finish wrapping the thin metal wire, it should resemble a wire that is used to hang a picture frame.
Step 5 - Measure Height of Wire Mount
Measure the distance from the ground to the location of the wire mount you installed the wall. Then, transfer the measurements to the backside of your window pane cabinet. Finally, place another mark about one inch higher than the measurement you took from the wall.
Step 6 - Prepare Cabinet to be Secured
Draw a line across the rear of the window pane cabinet. Draw the line at the final measurement point on the rear of the window pane cabinet. Space the eye hooks so that they are about 12 inches apart and on a straight line and insert the eye hooks into a rail or a piece of hardwood that is a shelf support or other support piece for the cabinet.
Step 7 - Secure Cabinet to Wall
Have someone help you place the window pane cabinet against the wall. Then, carefully drape the wire over the too small eye hooks. This will help keep the window pane cabinet from falling or tilting forward. When you finish attaching the wire to the eye hooks, you have finished the installation of your window pane cabinet.