Replacement Glass for China Cabinets

Terry Hurley
A glass front china cabinet

There are many online companies that specialize in replacement glass for china cabinets that are antique, vintage and new.

China Cabinet Glass

The glass on a china cabinet is beautiful. On some pieces it is gently bowed or beautifully curved. On others there are delicate beveled edges or vast expanses of clear sparkling glass. Yet each beautiful piece of glass, held snugly in its wooden frame, faces the same danger regardless of its age - the danger of glass breakage.

For many owners of china cabinets, one of the worst things that can happen to their beautiful piece of furniture is having the glass break. Often they do not know where to go to find replacement glass, especially if it is bowed or curved. Sadly, many china cabinets go for years with a cracked, broken or completely missing front or side panel, often the result of an unfortunate accident.

Finding Replacement Glass for China Cabinets

The Internet provides many companies that specialize in replacement glass for all types of antique, vintage and new china cabinets. The following is a small sampling of these companies.

BJ's Custom Curved Glass Company

BJ's Custom Curved Glass Company provides simple step-by-step instructions to help customers take accurate curved glass measurements to ensure the right fit of the finished piece of replacement glass. The radius glass that the company uses for all orders with a radius of ten inches is double strength glass. For orders with a radius of less than 9.5 inches, the company uses single strength glass.

Van Dyke's Restorers

Van Dyke's Restorers offers customers custom-made replacement radius glass that is premium single strength. Van Dyke's Restorers also sells a radius chart for a low cost. The purpose of the radius chart is to help customers accurately determine the correct curve or bow of the replacement glass they need for their china cabinet.

Danny's Auto Glass and Mirror

A full service glass company, Danny's Auto Glass and Mirror operates six retail stores, an online store and a wholesale distribution center in Virginia. Founded more than four decades ago, the company is family owned and operated. The six Virginia retail store locations are in:

  • Roanoke
  • Yorktown
  • Franklin
  • Newport News
  • Gloucester
  • Hampton

Danny's Auto Glass and Mirror carries a complete selection of 1/8 inch clear, double strength radius glass that is custom cut to the customer's specifications. Instructions for determining the radius of the glass you need are included on the website. The company's glass services for china cabinet repairs include:

  • Beveled glass
  • Curved glass
  • Bent glass
  • Bowed glass

More Resources for Finding China Cabinet Replacement Glass

  • Specializing in mirror and glass replacement, Pender's Antiques and Refinishing provides replacement glass for curio cabinets and china cabinets of all types.
  • Old House Journal provides easy to understand instructions on how to repair leaded glass. They are doing a repair on the doors of a built-in china cabinet made in 1906.
  • Logan Glass is a full service glass company located in Dearborn, Michigan. One of the services that Logan Glass offers is replacement curved glass for china cabinets.

Consider Plexiglass as an Option

There is another way to repair many china cabinets that have a broken or missing piece of glass. Instead of using replacement glass for china cabinets, you can use Plexiglass. This method of repair is less expensive than using glass and can even be used to replace most bowed and curved glass panels. Simply have a piece of plexiglass cut to the right size and bend it to fit the curved shape. Although the look of plexiglass is somewhat different than glass, in many instances the repair looks fine.

Replacement Glass for China Cabinets