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    Replacement for broken coffee table glass


    I'm looking to get some ideas for how to fix my fuck up. Coffee table looks like this (well, it's supposed to):


    The glass broke from one corner to the middle, so three corners are still intact but the glass is really sharp so that doesn't do any good. I got the table for super cheap, so I really don't want to spend much money on it to fix it.

    I might try to find a sheet of plexiglass or lexan, but the original glass was approximately 27" X 48", so that might get pricey.

    How thick should the glass be do you think? I can get a 1/4" sheet for under $40, but I feel that is way too thin.

    Could I epoxy the glass back together? It was a clean break, but the crack would be load bearing, so I have a feeling it won't hold. Any special tips or tricks to try?

    Would a wood replacement top look decent? I don't even know where to get nice wood like that though, so any suggestions there?

    Anybody have anything lying around that they think might work?

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    You could get a thin sheet of plywood and then glue parquet flooring on to it.
    Then edge the whole thing with some molding.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...og&sa=N&tab=wi

    My folks have a coffee table that my Dad put together like that and it looks awesome.
    Once he settled on the design it took him about 30 minutes to finish it.

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    a tempered piece of glass would be less than $100 I think.

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    Call Acme Glass on North Street. Tempered glass. They're cheap and they could do it for you tomorrow morning I'm sure.

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    +1 on the tempered glass thing.

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    You might also try looking around at Good Will and things and see if you can find a big mirror and cut it to fit. Then you can snort mountain-sized cocaine.

    Seriously though, gadget's idea is awesome. You could also do the plywood with ceramic tile.

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    Yes you have to do it right

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    1/4" is plenty thick enough, but only if it's tempered.

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    Well I think my plan is to buy another table off of craigslist for now ($15? can't complain about that) and go check out Acme Glass next week. The reason I asked about the 1/4" glass was because I found a frame-less mirror for less than $40, but I don't think it was tempered glass. I will not risk smashing a giant sheet of glass in my living room to save a few bucks. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Re: Replacement for broken coffee table glass

    Quote Originally Posted by BostonSVkid View Post
    a tempered piece of glass would be less than $100 I think.
    I did this at Amesbury Glass, got a glass cover for my kitchen table. Looks awesome, was under $200. (I have a bigass table)

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