How to Make Custom Glass Shelves

Custom Glass Shelves in Kansas City, MO

Glass shelving can make a statement in your home. Custom glass shelves can be floating or held in place with decorative brackets.

To manufacture the glass, clear glass is first annealed and then tempered if extra strength is required. For a typical residence, glass shelves do not need to be tempered, but for the small price difference, this is a smart safety upgrade.

Most glass used for architectural purposes is made by melting silica sand, soda ash, limestone, dolomite, and sodium sulfate to an extremely high temperature and then floating it on molten tin. Then the glass passes through a furnace to control the process of cooling. After the glass is cool and is a flat solid material it is known as annealed glass.

After the annealed glass is polished and cut, it can be passed through an oven for tempering which makes it stronger and safer. Tempered glass can be used in any setting where there is a risk of someone falling through the glass or greater glass strength is needed for safety.

Visit our showroom at The Hayes Company and work with our expert team to create your vision for your glass shelves. Call us today!