These leaded medicine cabinet doors are a collaborative effort between myself and the client. It was important to compliment an adjacent leaded window in the bathroom as well as a massive set of historic windows viewed walking up the stairs (pictured below – note: I did not make these). We used milky white glass for the center diamonds and two types of antique glass for the outer diamonds and top/bottom borders. The watery ripple was salvaged from an old panel […]
I copied this design from a set of very old windows that were completely falling apart. The border of this new panel includes salvaged clear/wavy glass (from an early 1900’s piece) and features milky blue/purple colors and opalescent white accents. The colors change quite a bit depending on the amount of light.
For this bedroom door, I used salvaged and cut glass from an antique window (last pic in the gallery) for the clear top/bottom pieces and milky yellow, green and red for the rest. The design was completely freestyle – no cartoon or pre made pattern.Certainly not the most orthodox of methods, but sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow. I laid out other clear textured pieces inside a set frame in various positions and narrowed it down to using only […]
I designed and built these custom windows using water glass for everything except the borders which are seeded clear and a confetti type glass in the corners. You can get a closer look at that glass HERE. I’m happy to know these will be seen every time someone goes up or down the stairs of the home. Thank you.
It’s inevitable. After 80-100 years of life, leaded windows begin to give way to mother nature. Becoming brittle, collapsing and of lack of weather proofing are 3 good reasons to have your windows redone. Properly insulated leaded windows will get rid of cold drafts and save you money. The frames around these still need repainted, but the new leaded glass is ready for winter.
Summer is a great time to take care of leaded windows that are in disrepair. In this case, there were four of them in Sea Cliff. Two outer and two inner vestibule sidelights. As you can see, they needed a little work. Much of the glass was broken, the lead was hanging on by a string and for reasons I don’t understand, there were no support bars on the outer panels which caused them to bend more than they should […]
This piece is over 100 years old and was cracked in transport from the dealer to my neighbor. I replaced a broken clear piece in the middle by cutting out the old lead, scraping off a lot of oxidation and soldering. While I couldn’t find a perfect match for the cracked piece, we came pretty close. With that done, I added an outer border so it can be mounted in the front door of their home. The photo with the border is a first […]
This is the start of restoring our front door. I’ve sanded off at least 5 layers of paint, probably dating back to the 20’s, knocked out the lower panels and windows on top. The overall design is meant to compliment the leaded window I recently mounted on the front of our house which is just to the right. I’ve used the foil method for the top panel with three types of glass and will use long lead came lines for the lower […]