Sometimes you put stuff in a cabinet not to hide it away but to display it — for those times, a glass-panel door is in order. Setting the glass can be a huge pain, but you can expedite the whole process with these glass-panel-door bits from Freud.
The 1/2”-shank bit creates a rail joint with a stile that allows you to lay panel molding behind the glass, to keep the glass in place and also keep it from rattling. Not only is this an elegant way to handle a pane, it also makes it pretty simple to lay one in.
The glass-panel bit set with both positive and negative bits runs about $150, which is steep for a one-off — but if you plan to make a few glass-paneled doors, it’s money well-spent.