It’s always interesting the ways our customers create totally new and creative furniture designs using glass table tops. In the past, we showed you a pictorial of a Jeep engine, turned glass table top. Here is the latest customer submission from our friend Bob Perkins, which shows what a Jacobs Aircraft plane engine table top looks like! We imagine this is one of the most lavish custom table tops ever created, as who can deny its awe-inspiring uniqueness!
If you need a custom table top fully customized all from the comfort of you home, that’s where we come in. Just visit our glass table tops page to get started. And when you have an amazing DIY table top, email us the photos and we’ll feature them here! (submissions: info [at] dullesglassandmirror.com)
Dulles Glass and Mirror’s Glass Shelf Kits Featured in September 2013 Issue of Martha Stewart Living
Click images to view zoomed. Dulles Glass & Mirror’s Glass Shelf Kits — “As Seen in Martha Stewart Living Magazine.”
Dulles Glass and Mirror has been featured in this September’s issue of Martha Stewart Living (on newsstands August 19th). Please pick up a copy and go to page 141 to see some interesting home design ideas, including our affordable glass shelf kits. The Martha Stewart feature also delves into how to re-purpose items you may already have around the house.
Whether you’re looking for rectangular glass shelf kits, corner glass shelf kits, u-shaped, z-shaped, or glass shelves with made with unique glass types, we have you covered on our glass shelf kits page.
DGM Factory: An Inside Look at Dulles Glass and Mirror’s Fabrication Facilities
Dulles Glass and Mirror has been hard at work creating your favorite custom glass and mirror products. This video gives a behind the scenes look at the DGM glass factory. See what it takes to create our line of glass and mirror products; get a look at the machinery in action; see our dedicated team of glass experts; and get a glimpse of our expansive manufacturing capabilities. There is a reason we’re the fastest growing glass & mirror store online — and this video proves it!
To learn more about Dulles Glass and Mirror, please visit our about us page!
A big thanks to our customer Elaine; not only did she leave us great feedback, but she allowed us to showcase the photos of her brand new coffee table top! Click the pictures to see them bigger. And here is Elaine’s kind note:
I recently ordered a piece of glass I needed to create a coffee table top from Dulles Glass and Mirror in Manassas, VA.
I cannot say enough about the beauty of the product or the service I received. The staff was professional and gracious throughout the process. Stephanie in the office there was a huge help in giving me information I needed in order to end up with the look I wanted for the coffee table and room.
How Glass Bottles Are Recycled: A Behind The Scenes Look At A Glass Recycling Plant!
Secrets From The Recycling Plant: How A Used Bottle Becomes A New Bottle
NPR goes inside a recycling plant and a bottle factory to see the technology that turns used glass into new bottles.
When you place a glass bottle in a recycling bin, you may not think that that same (Snapple) bottle (in this case), is going to once again be turned into a brand new Snapple bottle.
Thanks to advances in machinery and technology, glass recycling is very much alive in this country, and this video presented by NPR is an amazing behind the scenes look at all of the recycling action. Next time you throw that glass bottle in the trash, you should def. be recycling it, and this video shows just why.
As an aside, it’s worth noting that while paper and cardboard may be recycled, it has a finite number of times it can be recycled. Glass on the other hand, can be recycled indefinitely. This is clear advantage to using glass products, esp. in consumer goods.
There are many levels of glass strength and safety to keep in mind when purchasing glass.
There is annealed glass which is simply strengthened glass without any safety features. This is good for keeping the cost down, however in instances of breakages, the glass may shatter into dangerous shards.
A safety step up from that, is tempered glass. This glass is heated and then quickly cooled in a tempering over. This thermal process makes the glass even stronger than annealed glass, and also makes it so that in case of breakage, the glass breaks into very dull pieces, which are safe to the touch.
To go a step up from tempered glass, there is laminated glass. This glass is two sheets of tempered glass with a layer of vinyl in between. Like in this video, should the glass go under “extreme forces,” it will still stay in place. No glass flying in your face, etc. This is the ideal glass should you have kids or pets in the home and want an extra layer of safety.
You can even order your laminated glass on the Dulles Glass and Mirror website! Oh yeah, and don’t try this at home.
A demonstration of the durability of laminated glass with window film protection. Unprotected glass can lead to injury; protect yourself and your building by laminating glass surfaces.
Dale Chihuly is one of the most popular glass artists in the world. His priceless works of art are installed in many locations across the globe… from churches, to airports, to private residences, he continues to garner a huge fanbase of art enthusiasts.
Here’s a look at Dale Chihuly’s art exhibit “Through The Looking Glass,” which was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, two years ago.
Here’s the best tip: order your customized glass directly from Dulles Glass and Mirror in the exact size you need for your project, and you won’t have to worry about cutting your glass yourself.
In the event you do want to try to cut your own glass, watch this video. Another idea, if you do want to try this at home, use our museum gel to keep the ruler or straight-edge in place on the glass during the cutting process.
Muir from Build dot com shows you how she likes to cut glass. This can be handy for craft projects or repairing a picture frame.
http://youtu.be/8GcYWdg81BQ The Infinity Augmented Reality Concept Video
There is a lot wrong with this video: cheating at pool, stalking a bartender’s facebook, drinking in one scene, and driving in the next scene. Try to ignore the fact that the guy in this video is a one dimensional characterture of a play boy. Just pay attention to his augmented reality glasses and the various uses at his finger-tips (or rather, eyelids).
Of course, this is a concept video… none of this is happening outside of Google Glass. And no pair of wearable technology is going to give you a Ferrari. Still, it’s a video that has been viewed 1.4 million times on youtube, and garnered a bit of controversy (read the youtube comments), and we found it to be an interesting glimpse into the future… though, perhaps a future many don’t want any part of (again: read the youtube comments).
Google Glass Hits The Extreme: Similar Technologies in Motorcycle Helmets and Ski Goggles!
One is already on sale (and sold out) for $600, and the other is $2000 prototype, due out sometime in 2014.
With the advent of Google Glass, other companies have been quick to work on their own wearable technologies.
Sunglasses maker Oakley, has gone beyond a mere simulation and created AirWave. These Snow goggles are already on the market at the aforementioned $600 price tag. One quick look on their website however, and you will see that they are sold out. Demand for such technologies is through the roof.
The Google Glass Explorers Edition for example, costs $1,500. This is a sensible investment for developers, but many whom were invited in the Project Glass program, have purchased the explorer edition anyway, either for journalistic purposes, or just for the sake of being the first on the block with the latest fun toy.
But these are not just toys. Russian company LiveMap has been working around the clock on a Motorcycle Helmet with GPS incorporated (similar to the AirWave and the Google Glass). This company has already received over a million dollars in funding and is looking to launch their lauded motorcycle helmet in 2014. These videos give a good idea of the technology that is either around the corner in the next 12 months… or in the case of the AirWave, technology that is already here. But sadly, purchasing a pair is not easy, as the Oakley Store is well out of stock! Either way, 2014 and beyond hold a lot of exciting things in both glass and wearable technology.