What to do with a great piece of bevelled plate glass 54" X 54"

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I just want some suggestions for indoor use ~it is too big for just one modern living space table...maybe a downsize (which is a shame to waste) or make two modern tables out of the one piece of glass..I can the cut edge or edges be bevelled.
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  • Drd4223999 Drd4223999 on Feb 24, 2016
    Would you want to make it into a mirror, and then hang it on point? This would be a stunning piece for a large wall. Or you could make it look like this old Mercury glass easily. Or a blackboard. if you would want to hang it on you could use hot glue and stencils to make a frosted or edged look. Also, if the beveled edges reflect prisms it would be lovely in a window. Or you could put packing bubble wrap on it (just use water and it will come off easily if you decide to remove it) and use it for a privacy divider. Wow you are lucky to have such a large piece of beveled glass. I'm looking forward to seeing other ideas!

  • Kathy Meador Wells Kathy Meador Wells on Feb 24, 2016
    You should be able to find a glass shop and have them cut it and bevel the edges of the cut sides. Just remember before you cut it yourself it may be tempered glass. It takes the right blade to cut tempered glass. Have you thought about making a huge fake stained glass piece out of it and hanging in a set of windows for the sun to shine through it?

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Feb 24, 2016
    One option is to turn it into a mirror and hang it in the further most corner of the living room to bring in light and visually open up the room. Or mod podge family pictures behind it and hang it on the living room wall as your center piece. Just thinking out loud......

  • Sandra Sandra on Feb 24, 2016
    How big is your living room? And how thick is the glass? You could build a table using pipes and elbows resting the glass on the base making a beautiful coffee table. If the room is too small for that, you can have it cut and, possibly beveled. I think that depends on the thickness of the glass. I have a piece of marble I brought in the back of my car to Florida from Michigan. Its 46 x 46. I was riding down the streets and passed a second hand store that had a square coffee table sitting out front. Mi turned around and measured the table which turned out to be perfect. I asked how much the table was and he said $60. for all 4 pieces. Originally they all had glass in them. I kept the other tables with the glass in them, but took all the glass out of the codffe table and laid the marble on top. It all looked like new and was the best deal I ever maser---other than my husband. Lol. So before you cut it. Look around. You may find a table to put it on. Maybe you could use it for your dining or kitchen table. If you have a screened porch you might find a table to use it on. Or make one with the pipes I originally suggested. You might be lucky to find a table base in a furniture store that has "lost" it's glass top. You are lucky to find such a large,piece of glass. It's expensive to buy. Good luck with whatever you choose. Let us know what you decide.

  • Norma Gould Norma Gould on Feb 24, 2016
    My thought would be a table top and then with family photos underneath. I have one that measures 24X28 that I have not been able to find anything for either. I will be watching for more ideas.

  • CK CK on Feb 24, 2016
    This may sound like an odd question but..... Do you really want to use this or have you acquired it and feel you "must" use it? I'm asking this because I occasionally run into people who've got something (either as a gift, a thrift store or garage sale find, etc.) and now wonder "What am I going to do with this???" If you truly can't find a suitable use for it in your home, sell it to someone else who may have been looking for just that article :-) Then use the money from the sale to buy something you've been wanting. :-)

  • Alma Thackray Alma Thackray on Feb 24, 2016
    Thank you All ~ for your suggestions ~ I believe I'll go with having it downsized and beveled ...to make a modern coffee table for the living room..maybe 1/2 it and make two tables one for the living room & one for the media room . THANKS !