Glass Glossary

Beveled Glass

Last Updated: November 23, 2023

Beveled glass refers to a piece of glass that has had its edges cut and polished at an angle to produce a decorative effect. The beveled edge refracts light in a unique way, creating a prism-like effect that adds depth, dimension, and a sense of elegance to the glass. This type of glass is commonly used in decorative applications such as windows, doors, mirrors, and furniture, as well as in architectural elements.

The process of creating beveled glass involves cutting the edges of the glass at a specific angle, typically ranging from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches wide. The cut edges are then polished to a smooth, glossy finish. The resulting bevel creates a reflective border that catches the light and creates a stunning visual effect. Beveled glass can be designed with single or multiple bevels, and the bevels can be straight or curved, depending on the desired design.

Beveled glass is a popular choice for adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to a space. Its unique light-refracting properties can enhance the appearance of any room, making it a perfect choice for decorative elements such as windows, mirrors, or tabletops. Beveled glass can be combined with other decorative glass techniques, such as stained glass or etching, to create intricate and unique designs.