wood on glass table


soeypixels

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i like to ask this furniture question

I have a L-shape glass table like this and want to make it "bigger" but placing wood on top
which can be purchase from ikea (longer and wider)

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=...om%2Fhome%2Fcollection%3Fid%3D3420996;300;300

can i just place the wood directly?? will it break?
or do i need to remove the glass??

currently i have imac27 and 2x 24inch on the glass panel- seem ok for many years
 

Big Kahuna

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It's better to remove as the uneven surface from the wood top might create a high pressure point that shatter the glass...if not at the very minimum...you should put something underneath to cushion the top but I do not recommend it..
 

#3
Shouldn't be a problem, reputable furniture manufacturers has to undergo the "obese couple having hot sex on tabletop" Quality Assurance (QA) stress / torture failure testing sessions for product liability preventive management issues.

Best to remove the redundant glass panels for safety anyway, just in case though.
 

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soeypixels

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It's better to remove as the uneven surface from the wood top might create a high pressure point that shatter the glass...if not at the very minimum...you should put something underneath to cushion the top but I do not recommend it..
http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/S59872374/

i will buy this table top as i don need legs
i just rest the wood on top of the glass table

current L glass table is 2 pcs of glass
60x90 and 150x60

i am buying a
60x80 and 160x80 to just laid on top

what u think ?
 

kandinsky

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can i just place the wood directly?? will it break?
or do i need to remove the glass??

currently i have imac27 and 2x 24inch on the glass panel- seem ok for many years
I would definitely remove the glass. If the metal frame is the one that is supporting the weight, may be okay? *shrug* Depends on the weight of the new top + all the extra things you'll tempted to put on an even larger top. I'd just sell it and replace with a new table though, because unless you are very sure, it's possible that the original legs/frame were designed only for its original weight/load. I'd just spend the $289 to get the whole setup, instead of risking a lot more (computer equipment).

http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/S59872374/

i will buy this table top as i don need legs
i just rest the wood on top of the glass table
FYI, the item you linked to appears to be a tempered glass top, and if you look under "Package measurement and weight", the glass alone weighs 34.3 kg.
 

daredevil123

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Instead of buying an ikea table and modding it, why not just get it custom made by a carpenter?
 

#7
Just a heads up for those planning on making purchases at Ikea since I couldn't locate several popular pieces of furniture that somehow wasn't available any more.

  • Billy bookcase series being redesigned for next season (2014 - 2015), may not be compatible with pre-existing system.

  • Galant office desk entire series discontinued for several months now, stocks being cleared leaving only several pieces of display sets. New series from October 2014 onwards.
 

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