How to Install a Glass Cabinet Shelf

Glass cabinet shelves are typically installed in the same way that other types of shelves are installed in a cabinet.

Most shelves are installed in cabinets by resting on dowels that have been inserted into the sides of the cabinet. Adjustable shelf supports can also be used in addition to dowels to support a glass shelf. You can install a glass cabinet shelf by first determining the type of hardware that is currently used to support the shelf.

Remove the existing shelf in the cabinet. Lift the shelf up off of the supports and then pull it out of the cabinet opening.

Pull out the existing shelf supports and see what type of material they are made from. Older cabinets may have wood dowels or metal supports. These will need to be discarded in order to use clear plastic shelf supports.

Measure the width of the cabinet side panels to determine the size of shelf support that you will need for your glass shelf.

Insert the shelf supports into the pre-drilled holes in the cabinet to make sure they fit correctly.

Place the glass shelf on top of the supports and check for levelness.

Set a level on the shelf and see if the bubble indicator indicates that the shelf is level.

Reposition the shelf supports, if necessary, to level the shelf.

Things You Will Need

  • Plastic shelf supports

Tips

  • Brackets can also be used instead of dowels to support a glass shelf.
  • Plastic shelf supports are typically clear and are not noticeable when used with a glass shelf.

Warning

  • Using the wrong size shelf support may cause the shelf to fall off the supports.

About the Author

Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.