Boiserie Mirrors Made Modern

"Boiserie" - is a French term often used to describe ornate and intricately carved wood paneling and moldings in interiors. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards, and shelves. Often mirrors or pictures are set into the … [Read more...]

Hard Work Spotlights the Character of People

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Highlight Art with Mirrors

Why should you choose between hanging artwork or hanging a mirror on your wall? At Gardner Glass Products we say you can have the best of both worlds. Mirrors can highlight the artwork and give it a gravitas that can create a stunning statement. The beautiful interiors below all feature mirrored … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Pickin’ & Carvin’ Fun!

Autumn has arrived which means it's finally time for one of my favorite fall activities....pumpkin picking and carving. I'll have to admit, though, that my carving skills aren't all that great, so this year instead of carving mine I think I'm going to try a little something different. I have been … [Read more...]

GLOSSARY: Different Types of Heat Treatments to Glass

There are some terms of different glass heat treatments that you need to know when specifying architectural glass. Often times, they are easily confused with one another or used interchangeably, so in today's post, we thought we'd try to offer some clarity (no pun intended) on the types of heat … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Tempered and Annealed

See how differently annealed plate glass and fully tempered glass acts in this video by Veryst Engineering in an analytical laboratory environment. … [Read more...]

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What Is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is regular annealed glass that has been processed by a controlled thermal process to increase its strength in comparison to annealed (untempered) glass. The glass is heated in a special oven almost to a liquid state and then cooled very quickly to create a hardened outside surface. … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Barn Quilts of North Carolina

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is all about North Carolina's unique Barn Quilts and our Quilting Trails.....something many people have never even heard of! Barn quilts are not actual quilts, they are quilt patterns that are painted onto wooden boards and then displayed on barns around … [Read more...]

Alternatives To Sandblasting

As I'm at Design DC, I looked into my hotel mirror and become frustrated instantly. The sandblasted border around the mirror of the sink was spotted and streaked. It's unknown whether these marks on the back, roughed surface are from cleaning chemicals, natural oils from human touch, or simply … [Read more...]