(New Angle Beveling is a glass manufacturer and serves commercial and residential glass fabricators in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Ohio.)
The smallest details can have the biggest impact on a project.
Incorporating glass edgework into a custom piece adds a touch of sophistication and visual enhancement to make a project stand out.
As added benefits, glass edgework improves a glass pane’s strength, safety, structural tolerance, and chipping resistance.
Glass Edgework Applications
Glass edgework is ideal for products such as:
- Table tops
- Window accents
- Shower enclosures
Glass Edgework Styles
At New Angle Beveling, we can add the following edgework styles to a custom glass piece:
Beveled Edge Glass
Edges are cut to a specific angle or sloped. The edges are then polished for better reflectivity and to match the appearance of the rest of the piece. Beveled edges are some of the easiest to design and fabricate.
Beveled edges can typically be created in various sizes based on the thickness of the glass:
|1/8″||1/4″*, 3/8″*, 1/2″*|
|3/16″||1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″*|
|1/4″||1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″|
|3/8″||1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″|
|1/2″||1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″|
|3/4″||1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2″|
*Beveled edge is not available in this thickness if the glass is tempered.
Flat Polished Edge Glass
This style is not rounded. Its edges are polished to give a clear, defined appearance. Chamfers are added to a piece’s transitions to eliminate sharpness.
Pencil Edge Glass
Edges are rounded in a semicircle and sanded for a smooth finish. It’s often used in furniture, as its edge shape is easier to fit into a piece. Pencil edges are only available for curved shapes, such as ovals, circles, and semicircles.
Triple Pencil Edge Glass
Also known as a waterfall edge, this style is similar to pencil-edged glass but features repeating pencil edges to create a waterfall-like shape. Triple pencil edges are only available for ¾” thick glass.
Bullnose Edge Glass
Like pencil edge glass, bullnose edge glass features a rounded edge. However, it features a true radius curve for a fuller, rounded look. Bullnose edges are only available for ½” thick glass.
Ogee Edge Glass
A unique glass edgework style, ogee edges combine convex and concave curves joining for a distinct appearance. Ogee edges are only available for ½’ and ¾’ thick glass.
V-Grooving also creates unique edge profiles and compliments any type of glass edgework.
V-Grooving cuts v-shaped lines — both linear and curved — into the surface of a pane of glass to create sophisticated designs. Lines can be left ground for a textured and opaque appearance or polished for a clear finish. It’s a popular option to create a beveled edge along the perimeter of a mirror.