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Old 09-13-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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so im going to be building a 12 inch cube and i have a source for glass and everything. my main question is. how does the glass sides sit with the bottom piece (ill attach pics) does it go on to top or on the sides? lol

if my thinking is correct it should be on the top right? and since i will be using 1/4 glass i should make the bottom piece 12.5x12.5?
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When I built my last week, the sides rested on the bottom glass.

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Missed the second part of the question.
You are correct about the measurements of the bottom glass as you must allow for 1/4 inch for each piece of glass.

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Just be sure that when you cut your sides, you account for the same thing. Are you cutting the glass or having it cut?
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so the sides should be 11.75 tall and 12 inches long?
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If my brain is functioning properly, you'll have your bottom at 12x12, and then you can do 2 sides at 11 3/4 x 12 long, and then the remaining two at 11 1/2 x 11 3/4 tall.

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That's if you want the outside dimensions at 12x12
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so the sides should be 11.75 tall and 12 inches long?
Yea that's correct.I do some construction here and there. And Mr beta is right the bottom must be ľ bigger on each side
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alright sounds good! thanks guys
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