i can't even find 1/4" glass around here! frustrating!
Gheez, That's hard to understand. We have an old "Morristown Area" phone book (2009-2010) here at work and without looking hard at all I saw two ads for shops selling plate glass. 1/4" may be the sticking point.
Like I said, there's a Mesko Glass on Washington St. in East Stroudsburg, Pa that's cut 1/4" and 3/8" for me more times than I'd care to admit to. If you call them, they'll cut it for you ahead of time and you can just pick it up. They're open Saturday mornings. Should be about a 45 minute drive for you, but I gotta believe you can get closer to home.