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Workbench Magazine July-August 1968 Vitrine Tables 1.0.0

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This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.



The word ‘‘vitrine’’ is of French origin, and it means a glass showcase for displaying souvenirs, trophies and the like. The top, and at least three of the sides, are glass, while the bottom is solid, usually covered with velvet. The back, generally the non-glass side also can be covered with fabric. The rectangular table consists of four legs, with frames between. The glass fits grooves at the top and bottom rail, and in the legs. After making the legs, and the rails, assemble the table “dry" to check for fit, and to accurately determine the sizes of the pieces of glass required. The glass should be at least 1/16 in. shorter in length and width than the frame will accept, to allow for expansion and contraction with humidity changes.

Source: Workbench Magazine July-August 1968


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