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« on: January 31, 2009 11:20:56 AM »

I found a really big stained glass window at the side of the road this week (crafting jackpot!), and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what to do with it.  My first thought was to make a table out of it, but it's really heavy - I'm just guessing, but probably around 40kg (about 90lb) - and the wood is pretty old, and doesn't feel too stable.

Here's the whole thing.  It's about 75.5cm x 106.0cm (29.75" x 42.0"). The clear center glass is 74.0cm x 41cm (29.25" x 16.5"). The small Squares are 9.0cm x 9.0cm (3.5" x 3.5"). The long rectangles are 30.5cm x 9.0cm (1'0" x 3.5"). And the short rectangles are 14.0cm x 9.0cm (5.5" x 3.5").  The colours look much prettier in the light.


And here's a picture of the detail on the center panel.  It's still a bit hard to see, but there's a floral pattern on it.



I'm going to strip the paint for sure, but that's as far as I can decide on. 

Any thoughts?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009 11:41:41 AM »

Maybe once you strip the paint, you could just regrout the panes into place again, or use glazing points to hold them.  Put some heavy screw bolts into the sides and hang it with some picture wire.  Put it in front of a window.  Looks awesome.

Or you could separate the panes and frame each one for a different window in you home.  Then take the large piece and make an occasional table.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009 01:40:03 PM »

you are so lucky !!!!! i would hang it on my wall. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009 04:04:15 PM »

Maybe once you strip the paint, you could just regrout the panes into place again, or use glazing points to hold them.  Put some heavy screw bolts into the sides and hang it with some picture wire.  Put it in front of a window.  Looks awesome.

I second that.  What a lucky find!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009 05:27:55 PM »

Maybe once you strip the paint, you could just regrout the panes into place again, or use glazing points to hold them.  Put some heavy screw bolts into the sides and hang it with some picture wire.  Put it in front of a window.  Looks awesome.

I second that.  What a lucky find!

I third that.  I would love to find something like that!
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009 08:05:34 PM »

Maybe once you strip the paint, you could just regrout the panes into place again, or use glazing points to hold them.  Put some heavy screw bolts into the sides and hang it with some picture wire.  Put it in front of a window.  Looks awesome.

Or you could separate the panes and frame each one for a different window in you home.  Then take the large piece and make an occasional table.

That's a good idea.  I hadn't even thought of that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 09:01:17 AM »

Hang it in front of a window instead of a curtain using a couple of really strong hooks.  Or, hang from the wall with a light behind, or from the ceiling with a light above.  Wow, do you have luck or what?  If you decide you don't want it, I bet there's a place that restores windows that would love to have that glass. It took the man who repaired mine over a year to find the right bit of glass to match what was already in the window.
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