Create stunning glass cabinet doors with profiles to match solid-wood doors made with our rail and stile router bit sets.
Glass cabinet doors add a striking design element to a kitchen cabinet or any other cabinet piece, give a place to show off that set of fine china and maybe even help a small kitchen feel a little bit bigger.
These glass door sets are available in six profiles to match our rail and stile router bit sets for making wood-panel doors. With this exclusive glass cabinet door router bit set, there's no need to worry about rearranging cutters, losing pieces or adjusting shims as in the past. The real bonus to this set is that while you're routing the stile profile on the parts of the door frame, it also creates the glazing strip (glass stop) that holds the glass in place.
The three-piece glass door-making router bit set consists of three router bits: a rail cutter for making the coping cut on the ends of the frame rails, a stile cutter for routing the profile and cutting one side of the rebate for the glass and a slot cutter to remove the glazing strip and create the rebate that holds the glass.
The setup and procedure for making the door frames is almost identical to that for our standard matched rail and stile router bit sets. Both the rail and stile cuts are made face-down, so any difference in material thickness will end up on the back of the frame and not the front.
With the rails and stiles of the door frame cut to overall size, the first step is to make the rail cut in the ends of both rails. Using a coping sled will make this step quick and accurate.
Next, the stile cutter is used to create the stile cut on all four pieces of the frame. This set, unlike any other on the market, also creates a quarter-round glazing strip to hold the glass pane in the frame.
The final step is to use the 1⁄16″ slot cutter (above) to separate the glazing strip from each piece of the frame. With any other glass door bit set this piece of material would be lost by turning it into sawdust. This set completely eliminates the separate process of making the glazing strip and ensures that you get the most out of your material. The glazing strip will be a perfect match in both colour and grain because it's cut from the same wood as the door frame. Make sure you label the pieces to avoid mixing them up if you want a perfect match.
Setting up to use the slot cutter is easy. Just use the bearing to set the router table fence and use a ruler or digital snap gauge to set the top of the cutter on the router bit 7⁄16″ from the table surface.
The Infinity three-piece glass door-making router bit set includes a wooden storage box to keep the bits organised and safe when not in use.