Custom Glass Shelves | Decorative Glass Shelves

Display with Style with Custom Glass Shelves

At Sans Soucie we turn ordinary glass shelves into exquisite works of art that will display your items in style with decorative carved and frosted glass designs and custom edges.

Decorative Glass Shelves with Custom Edges

Carved edges that capture the eye are hand chipped and chiseled to create various shapes, forms and textures.  Any style can be incorporated.

Display with Style with Custom Glass Shelves

At Sans Soucie we turn ordinary glass shelves into exquisite works of art that will display your items in style with decorative carved and frosted glass designs and custom edges.

Decorative Glass Shelves with Custom Edges

Carved edges that capture the eye are hand chipped and chiseled to create various shapes, forms and textures.  Any style can be incorporated.

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Sans Soucie - Custom Designed Glass

Choose from our vast collection of designs across every decor, or let us create a brand new one-of-a-kind design per your specifications. Let us turn YOUR vision into a reality! If you can dream it, we can make it. The sky’s the limit when it comes to design.

What People Are Saying

Like the cherry on top!

Thank you so much for the beautiful raw edge glass that you created as a mantle piece in a floor to ceiling quartzite fireplace we installed. It's like the cherry on top of a Sunday, the finishing piece! Than... Read More

Richard M. from Half Moon Bay, CA
May 2020

Lots of compliments

Beautiful mantel for our fireplace. Lots of compliments.

Ingrida & Aldis L. from Vienna, VA
March 2020


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Frequently Asked Questions

FREE SHIPPING: What orders may not qualify?

Additional charges may apply for some rural or remote destinations, some East coast cities and oversized glass or doors (96″ or larger), or large quantities. These fees, if any, will be applied upon entering the shipping address at checkout.

How many days will my order take to ship?

15-40 business days, on average, depending on glass and door material type.

What size can my glass shelf be?

We can create decorative glass shelves in many shapes and styles.

How thick are your glass shelves?

The majority of the glass shelves we create are 3/8″ or 1/2″ thick.

Can my glass shelf have a design?

Yes!  Designs can be executed across the entire surface or just around the outside edges.

Do you provide hardware for my glass shelf or shelves?

Your shelves can include hardware to attach them to your wall.  Including wall mount shelf supports, metal channels in either an “L” or “U” shaped profile.

Can my glass shelf light up?

Yes!  Glass shelves can be backlit to allow the frosted glass designs or edges to illuminate, and adds a beautiful, dramatic effect!

What type of glass will my shelf be?

Our glass shelves will be tempered for both safety and strength.

Which side of glass shelves will be frosted or carved?

The top, the bottom, or even BOTH!   Some prefer to have the carving on the TOP surface, some on the underside.  It’s a matter of preference and the look you’re after!

Is the glass green?

Yes, regular table glass will have a slight green tint. The thicker the glass, the greener it gets. Tables are 1/2” or 3/4”. The edge of the glass is where you see the darkest green.

Can I get a brand NEW, CUSTOM design?

Yes, you can!  In fact, the vast majority of our designs were all born out of a collaboration between our clients imagination, and our principal owner and artist, Chauncey Gannett.  A concept of what’s envisioned is conveyed thru written descriptions and visual references like photos or other art, and from that, a scale drawing is created for approval.   The scale drawing is created upon receipt of a 50% deposit to place the order, or an art retainer fee.  The art retainer fee is 10% of the total price of the product, or a minimum of $350, whichever is greater.

Click below to submit a price request for a brand new, custom.  Please allow approx. 5-8 business days to receive your quote.

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What does “Sans Soucie” mean and how did you get that name?

“Sans Souci” is French and literally means “without concern”, meaning “without care” or “care free.”   “Soucie” is the last name of the owner’s Stepfather and Mother, who originally started the business back in the 70’s.

How do you etch the glass?

All our glass is made by hand thru the art of sandblast etching and carving.  Using sand as their sculpting tool, our artists etch, cut and carve the design into the glass.  The white surface obscures the glass, diffuses light and eliminates glare – creating privacy without blocking light, thru a beautiful Work of Art Captured in Glass!

How do you paint the glass?

By hand thru airbrushing.

How do you Ship your Glass and Doors?

Your glass or door will ship fully insured by Freight delivery, and will be “Curbside”.  Here’s a helpful article about our lead times.  Some smaller glass orders like cabinet glass or shelves, will ship UPS Ground.

Can I rush my order?

It will depend on which product AND our current workload, as to how quickly we can complete a Rushed order, but yes, glass effects with a 6-8 week lead time can be rushed for a 20% fee. Any kind of CUSTOM DOOR SIZE and door material besides primed, doug fir and fiberglass cannot be rushed. (Those are coming from the door manufacturerer and their ETAs are firm). Please call to discuss if you wish to rush a 6-8 week lead time glass effect product. We’ll do whatever we can!

What do you recommend to clean the glass?

Any common household glass cleaner will do! See our Cleaning & Maintenace Sheet.

Can I cancel my order?

Only within the first 24 business-day hours of placing your order.  After 24 hours, we have a no refund, no cancellation and no return policy.  This policy is listed on our check-out page, and within the linked Terms and Conditions at check-out, as well as inside your emailed Quote (for “new” designs) and within every emailed Order Confirmation.

Why?  First and foremost because each and every product we create is custom made to order.  Nothing is Stock.  This is because there are limitless size, effect and background combinations.  With all the options and possible combination scenarios, it’s virtually impossible to stock any one of our products, in any form.

Second, because when we receive an order, we immediately get to work to fulfill your order as quickly as possible, within the estimated time frame we’ve given you.  Materials such as glass, hardware and the door frame, are in nearly all cases ordered the same day you place your order, or the following day.  Our glass vendors have a no refund policy for all glass ordered.  Period.  (Again, each piece of glass is custom-cut to order by the glass manufacturer, per piece).   Our door manufacturers give us a 48 hour window to change or cancel an order.  Hence, we allow a 24 hour window from our customers, because we only have 48 hours to notify our vendor to avoid charges.  Depending on the design and the effect you’ve chosen, we also immediately get to work on your drawing.   The very first thing we do, once materials are ordered, is create the scale drawing we need to create the stencil we use to mask the glass, to sandblast your art.  All this happens immediately, in many cases the very same day, or the next.

Display your items in Style!

Glass shelves add an elegant touch and come highly custom at Sans Soucie! From small shelves for the bathroom to larger glass shelving for display areas or bars, carved edges that capture the eye can be created through hand-chiseled shapes and carved textures in unlimited designs. In most cases, the thickness for glass shelving will be 3/8″ or 1/2″, but 1/4″ and 3/4″ is also available as specified. Glass can be tempered for extra strength as needed.

As with all glass products by Sans Soucie, designs are unlimited and there’s a variety of effects that can be done, depending on your design style and budget. The price will vary by design complexity and effect desired. Shelf designs can feature borders or overall designs from tropical foliage to geometric patterns … there’s no limit to the possibilities. Glass is hand-packed in-house by our artists and ships worldwide, fully insured. Shelf supports can be purchased with the glass and we can help you determine what type is needed based on the size and shelf location.