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Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby LDGlass » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:51 pm

I was wondering the best way to attach glass to the back of a shadow box or a board or otherwise. I've seen fused glass in shadow boxes. This weekend I saw a fused glass panel maybe 8" x 14" mounted to what looked like a canvas in a frame.
Do you glue it somehow? A small piece I can image gluing to the inside of a shadow box but not sure about something large how to attach it. The one I saw this weekend looked really nice. I'd to do the same in the future for wall pieces.

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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby Lauri Levanto » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:39 am

Excuse my poor English. What is a shadow box?
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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby DonMcClennen » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:57 pm

GE Silicone #2 is probably one of the best adhesives for fastening glass to many surfaces. I've used it for years both interior and exterior applications. NEVER had any failures. Some outside applications have stood hot summers, freezing winters, for 10 years and counting. (always use fresh product)
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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby LDGlass » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks Don! That is what I will use. =D>

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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby charlie » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:17 pm

and ace hardware has one that is crystal clear, but it's not GE and costs a bit more. GE doesn't sell a clear one in big box stores. you'd need this if the glass is translucent to any degree.

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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby Redfisher » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:42 pm

My framer uses GE silicone and swears by it!
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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby Kevin Midgley » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:19 pm

beware some sealants that are "water" clear do not have the adhesive strength you may require as they are made to be a sealant rather than a glue.
I suspect it is like epoxy or concrete if you have a matrix of materials the strength is greater and clear sealants don't have that visible matrix.
Check the specifications carefully before choosing one.
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Re: Mounting Glass in a Shadow Box, Etc.

Postby Pipwren » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:10 am

I like the idea of shadow boxes too but think it would be more interesting to use a dark opaque around the perimeter of your work (making it look like a boxed frame) and imbed the work in clear. How cool would that look (much heavier to hang though)!


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