Beveled glass - which side faces out?

by Susan
(Columbus)

I bought an antique, leaded beveled glass window. Should the beveled side face the inside of the room?


Answer

Yes, the beveled side should face the room. Sun shining through the bevels will make wonderful rainbows in your room. If the bevel side faces out, you won't have as much of a rainbow effect.

When a bevel faces outdoors, dirt gets in the nooks and crannies of the bevel, so keeping them clean is difficult.

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Which way should bevels face in old window?

hi..I recently restored an old window...forgot which side face out!!! It's got bevels, the rule is that bevels face out? Right? thanks.

Answer
They typically face in for 2 reasons.

1. Facing in gives the rainbow effect, from the sun shining through the bevels, in the house.

2. It's easier to keep the bevels clean from outside debris, such as dust, if the flat side of the bevel is facing out.

However, bevels can be used facing any way you want. There is no absolute rule that says they have to face a certain way.

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store bought bevel set

I bought a celtic bevel set last year. I started laying it out and it is really poorly made. Is it
okay to grind the edges to try and get the pieces to at least butt up to each other?

Answer

Yes, it's okay to grind them. I haven't found many bevel sets that line up properly. Most of them need to be ground to get them to fit well. Don't forget to leave space for the foil or lead that you will be using to assemble them.

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