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#1 campnagle

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:33 AM

Am looking for a stained glass window source for the entry door glass. I googled and found the "glass lady" but is over $300 and art and shipping fees. Ranger Duke bought one in Yuma and paid I think $140. They are just beautiful and I want to find a source. That bathroom looking door glass has got to go. I did find some window clings but will not work on a outside glass. Here is a link but I want a southwest theme.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:05 PM

Camp Nagle,

I've talked to people who have found stained glass windows for RVs in Mexico. I have no idea exactly where or how much. Good luck!
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:25 AM

Here is an option I found on e-bay but they only have two choices.
entry door glass option

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#4 Chris B

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:02 PM

Try this:

http://www.rvstainedglass.com/
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:20 AM

Here is another.

Stained Glass by Eddie

If you reverse the door glass so the smooth side is inside, could you then use window clings? These window cling inserts aren't cheap but are less than real stained glass.

Edited by Carol Christensen, 09 May 2008 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (campnagle @ May 4 2008, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am looking for a stained glass window source for the entry door glass. I googled and found the "glass lady" but is over $300 and art and shipping fees. Ranger Duke bought one in Yuma and paid I think $140.
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Another alternative is to Do It Yourself could be the start of a great hobby or even a source of income you might specialize in making stained glass windows for the doors of all our eggs. anim_rofl.gif Here are a couple of interesting links:

DIY info
http://tinyurl.com/5jlt9l

Patterns
http://tinyurl.com/6cbswf

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:24 AM

I am a fellow Casita owner of five years. I have designed and constructed stained glass panels for 15 years. I would be interested in offering my services to fellow Casita owners who wish to have a window for their little houses. I construct the panels and Bill does the framework. I am attaching a picture of some of my work. A home business in the making? I have never posted a picture before, so excuse my first attempt.

Ann

horse.jpg FrontDoorPanel.JPG

Double click on a picture to better see the types of glass used. I have use both foil for the intricate sections of the pictures and came for the framing.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:52 PM

My new stained glass door window, I also changed to a white frame. I checked several sources but Kathy at RV stained glass was great and seemed to have the most experience with the RV application. Inside looking out is just beautiful and I know I'll have hummingbirds come to it.



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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:50 PM

That's a beautiful stained glass entry panel. But aren't stained glass panels easy to push in? I'd think they'd make forced entry possible by even a 5 year old. blink.gif

Edited by Chris C, 16 May 2008 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:20 PM

I have been doing some research and given some thought to preparing a panel for a smaller RV like our Casitas.

Alot of the larger RVs, or motorhomes, have windows that are out of reach of the public. They can't be touched by someone passing by the motorhome. Also, they don't have the same amount of vibration that our little trailers would have.

Chris C's post is exactly right. How do you make the panel secure and more stable.

I went to the hardware store this morning looking for polycarbonate panels. What I found would be perfect for the Casita. The polycarbonate is 20 times stronger than glass, is clear and comes in different thickness'. If a piece was placed over the beautiful red star (campnagle), it would provide protection from stray rocks, inquisitive children, etc. If the polycarbonate was ever damaged, it could be easily and inexpensively removed and replaced.

There are other issues regarding stability of the glass, but I thought the use of inexpensive polycarbonate might be of interest to those who already have stained glass panels for their trailers.



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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:41 AM

Love the Sunburst pattern, it's very pretty. And the change to white around the window in nice too. I just recently found a source for white trim while I was looking for something else and have been thinking of just changing the black to white.

I also like the idea of a polycarbonate panel over the stained glass for protection.

All good ideas.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

rolleyes.gif With regards to the stained window we installed on our Casita, it was purchased in Mexico. While at the Quartzite rally in January, we traveled to Yuma and from there went across the border on the California side. Just as soon as we crossed, we say the stained windows and they had plenty of different designs. They wanted $100.00 for the one we wanted but I told them I had seen another one for 95.00 so I finally got mine for 85.00. While at Quartzite, there were three or four vendors and all were asking 195.00 per window so we figured that since we had made plans on going to Yuma, we would cross the border and buy one. I installed it upon returning and have made traveled over four K miles and it is just great. By the way, we do get a lot of compliments at the various camp grounds where we stay. Hope this helps someone out. Keep on trucking and stay cool. Airborne Ranger Duke
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 04:17 AM

QUOTE (campnagle @ May 4 2008, 09:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am looking for a stained glass window source for the entry door glass. I googled and found the "glass lady" but is over $300 and art and shipping fees. Ranger Duke bought one in Yuma and paid I think $140. They are just beautiful and I want to find a source. That bathroom looking door glass has got to go. I did find some window clings but will not work on a outside glass. Here is a link but I want a southwest theme.


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For all of you that want that stained glass look, but are concerned about the glass strength and the like, and the price is always a concern, you might want to consider a faux stained glass project! You paint it on yourself. You can find all kinds of designs online, I prefer southwest too. You find your pattern, tape it to the outside of the window facing in. You will be painting the inside glass, apply the faux lead paint over the outside lines, like making a coloring book, and let it dry overnight. Then next day go in with your colors and paint your glass! Be easier if you take the glass out of the door to paint it, but I feel it can be done vertical, still installed in the door. Here is a link to the paints:

http://www.delphigla...=...ist&stage=2

And here is a link I found from Don's reply. Gotta search it out, but about 12 rows down, on the far right, is a book called Tribal Patterns... click there and several more options come out, mostly southwestern patterns. Book #7580..... here is that link.......

http://www.glasscraf...CFRUdsgod5itdpA

At the very bottom on the right is book #cd8 with some beautiful patterns too.
So many of you are such creative people in your own right, I bet you could come up with some very cool, original ideas for a stained glass window and paint it in yourself. You paint the "lead" in first to hold the colors in that come after. It's not much harder than coloring in a coloring book actually. I have done it several times and always been pleased.
Geri

Edited by geri, 07 June 2008 - 04:20 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:09 PM


There is a club here for folks that like to work stained glass. A friend of ours is a member. He made this window for our "Toy Trailer".Trailer_004.JPG
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (Muttley @ Dec 9 2008, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is a club here for folks that like to work stained glass. A friend of ours is a member. He made this window for our "Toy Trailer".Trailer_004.JPG

Beautiful window!
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