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I have never built large panels. Am working now on a foil project 22 by 31. Does this need a steel bar for re-enforcement?  If so what is the best material and should I run it long ways across the panel?

All advise on this is appreciated.

First of all, we don't feel you need extra reinforcement on panels that are less than 36" square.

Second, we never use rebar on copper foil windows. Check out the articles on reinforcement at

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David Gomm


Copper Foil stained glass panels are our specialty. Both architectural and residential questions can be asked. We build windows and teach classes in our studio. We design custom patterns by hand and then draw tham using AutoCAD. We recently donated over 100 square feet of glass to the Covey Center For The Arts in Provo, Utah. I write a monthly newsletter that gives tips and tricks for the stained glass trade at We also teach classes because the joy of new stained glass students rubs off on us and keeps the hobby fun.


Started business in stained glass in 1983. We build and design architectural and residential stained glass and we write a monthly stained glass newsletter at We also install glass, fuse panels and produce instructional videos. Jeanne's first book on Mandalas For Meditation is available on Amazon and she's working on a second. David is halfway done with an instruction manual. Together they have produced 6 instructional videos on projects and techniques.

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