I had recently used some pieces of walnut as trim in another project
(toy box) and I loved the look of it. So, with some of the scraps that
I had left over, I decided to make a holder for this piece of stained
glass that I had also just finished.
The walnut base measures 4½" x 7¾" x ¾" and I routed the edges to give
it a little style. The uprights measure 2" x 8½" x ¾" are held in place
by two countersunk screws coming up through the bottom of the base. The
dadoes in the uprights were cut with a standard table saw blade and the
glass slides into them perfectly.
The glass measures 6" x 8" and was part of a leftover piece of 8" x 10"
glass from an old picture frame. The thickness is just over 1/16" (closer
to 3/32"). I cleaned up the glass and cut it to size. Then I painted the
rose on the glass using stained glass paints. I baked the glass for about
45 minutes to adhere the paint to the glass permanently.
The black lines in the rose design are painted on one side of the glass (the
side that I consider the front...) and the red and green are painted on the
other side. On glass this thin, painting on both sides helps give
the image a more three-dimensional look.