Strengthening Your Stained-Glass Windows

Why I prefer shaped bars to straight ones, even though they're not as strong

Stained glass shaped reinforcement bars

Shaped reinforcement bars

I don’t see the point in spending weeks on a design only for the reinforcement bars to spoil the finished window.

Granted: shaped bars are not as strong as straight ones.

Our answer is to add a few more by way of compensation. After all, you barely see them.

So we use straight bars where sections sit on top of one another, shaped bars within a section: the best of both worlds.