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Glass Thickness

Options for Glass thickness

Glass comes in a wide rage of thickness.  We’ve listed the various degrees and a brief description of each for your convenience.

  • 1/16″ glass is also referred to as single strength or SSB (single strength billet) and is most commonly used for small windows and picture frames.
  • 1/8″ glass is commonly referred to as double strength or DSB (double strength billet) and the most common uses are for windows and larger picture frames.
  • 3/16″ glass is sometimes referred to as crystal and is used for larger residential windows and in commercial storefront applications.

  • 1/4″ glass or ‘plate glass’, is most commonly used for shelving, as a protective top on furniture, as table tops, and in larger windows.
  • 3/8″ glass is commonly used on small tables and is used as shelving to give a more elegant look.
  • 1/2″ glass is used on mid-sized and large tables.
  • 3/4″ glass is used on the largest table tops.
  • 1″ glass is available most of the time and is used primarily on large table tops.
  • Glass in excess of 1″ is available on a special order basis.

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