Thursday, August 26, 2010

How to reuse this glass?

I've been able to salvage some very heavy, tinted triple paned glass lites! Lots of glass! About 36 panels that are 33"x41" and 8 that are 12"x84". I am thinking of using some of the tall, skinny glass for a bathroom shower partition wall. And the majority of others it for a landscape fence- in lieu of planting a hedge or building a small fence. Will the number of posts to hold these up blow the budget? Any ideas?


  1. Wow, that sounds like some good glass! Maybe you could come up with a project to take advantage of the high insulation value of those triple-glazed panels? Perhaps a green house to enclose part of your landscaped roof for a year round herb garden?

    In any case, with either of the uses that you suggest, you would certainly want to verify that you've got tempered safety glass.


  2. Thanks for the comment, Robert!

    A greenhouse might make Serena happy~ although I fear how expensive the structure/framing would be. On the other hand, if I use 4x4 or 6x6 wood posts, it could work!

  3. The first rule of any construction project is to keep your partner happy!!

  4. lol, yes, let's keep me happy ;-)

  5. Would the coatings that typically get applied to double and triple glazing for a house / office cause a problem in terms of what plants want ?

  6. Hello Rory,
    Some coatings may cut out more of the spectrum of light that plants need. These are usually found in more tinted or dark colour glass. We have specified coatings that actually encourage more solar gain/spectrum on our south facing windows and our planting are doing just fine.