Although this post is going to take the form of annotated pictures I'll give a quick list of the general process:
1. A ton of planning
2. Dump everything out of the boxes and admire.
3. Try to put stuff together.
4. Measure a bunch of times, install some things, cut yourself, wrap masking tape around it, drink some coffee, think about stuff.
5. AAAHH the wall isn't straight! Make shims in house with crude tools!
6. If I wore eye protection some of the time does it count if it was off-camera?
7. Got the track up! Unfortunately ran out of Friday afternoon. Will continue Sunday.
8. In a moment of weakness I read the manufacturer instructions. I won't let it happen again.
9. I made a tool at home because the manufacturer's propitiatory tool's existence and pricing was irritating. My home made tool was also irritating but functional.
10. After getting everything set up Sean and I brought our muscles in and GOT IT DONE.
11. Some last things like door stops and bottom guide needed set up.
A few ending thoughts.
In order to keep this post fun and interesting I've been deliberately diminutive on the technical effort we undertook to ensure this project was successful. Work started weeks before choosing hardware. Then careful measuring and modeling to ensure the glass we ordered was the correct size. Then researching glass types and getting bids. Finally ordering glass, sourcing hardware, and waiting for it all to arrive. When working with glass there is little room for error and mistakes can be costly. Despite my light-hearted commentary, most of the project can not be improvised to achieve satisfactory results.
I had a great time working on this, it's nice to have another project completed which contributes to the beauty and function of our office. Look for it next time you come by.