Asked on Nov 24, 2020

How do I change this glass to marble top or glossy table, due to kids?

Becky at Flipping the FlipAgnes ChrzanowskaKim  |Exquisitely Unremarkable
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  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Nov 24, 2020

    Hello Anam,

    First I must tell you t hat the glass is not ordinary glass, The glass would be Armour Plate Glass and should be capable of putting up with quite a lot of abuse! That said, you would need to turn the table upside down and release the top from the legs. Then replace the top with whatever top you require, saving the top for replacement when the children are older. Another alternative would be to make a slip over cover of timber which you could remove as required. Or Teach the children NOT to bang things on the table????

    Best wishes.

  • You should be able to fit a piece of wood into the opening where the glass is.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    Chloe Crabtree
    on Nov 24, 2020

    You can get a piece of marble or other stone cut to fit the table top.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Nov 24, 2020

    Take the glass piece to someone who can cut the wood or stone for the table to that exact size and just drop it in place


  • Redcatcec
    Redcatcec
    on Nov 24, 2020

    If you choose to put a piece of marble in the glass portion of the table top, do you realize the table will be very heavy and probably the legs will indent the pile of the rug. For that you'd need cups under the legs. It will be clunky to clean under.

    If this were my table, I would cover the table top with something stiff, like a piece of 1/4" plywood or plexiglass covered over with fabric or a thick towel when the children are there. Or as Johnavallance said, "teach the children NOT to bang things on the table", very good advice.

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Nov 24, 2020

    A glass shop can make a piece of safety glass (like car windshield) if you still like the look of the glass. That is tougher than regular glass and won't cut you if it breaks. However, the wood or stone suggestions are good alternatives.

  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Nov 24, 2020

    We had glass top coffee, end, and sofa tables for years with no damage.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Nov 24, 2020

    Marble contact paper!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Nov 24, 2020

    It might be a neat idea for a marble "look" laminate. That would be light and look nice, I would check to see if you can get a piece made to size at one of your local home improvement stores.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 24, 2020

    You can replace the glass with tile or wood. For wood, add a stencil or some type of painting that contrasts but compliments your general decor style.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Nov 24, 2020

    as I look at your picture of this table, the bottom shelf would be really pretty where the glass is now- you could leave the bottom open or put in a large metal tray or some other item if you need it for storage

  • Susan Klinger
    Susan Klinger
    on Nov 24, 2020

    Epoxy would work, but it would be permanent. You can create almost any type of marble or granite, a solid color, or metallic finish.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Nov 24, 2020

    Here is how to switch it to marble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiIOEcIPxmw

  • Dee
    Dee
    on Nov 25, 2020

    I have glass end tables and coffee table. It has lasted over 30 years. If you absolutely feel that you have to protect that beautiful glass from your children. Make a removable wooden top. Do not destroy that glass.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    on Nov 25, 2020

    Take the glass out and paint the under side a faux marble.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Nov 28, 2020

    I would determine the thickness of the glass and get darker boards to install in the middle.

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Nov 28, 2020

    Cut a piece of plywood to fit and cover with contact paper like marble or granite look.

  • Annie
    Annie
    on Nov 29, 2020

    Contact a counter top installer and see if they have any small pieces of marble left over from a job, They may be able to help. Also, look into using a marble tile as tile will be much thinner . That would fit or suit you table project better.

  • Unless you use the contact paper option, you're looking at a pricey upgrade. You need to remove that glass and then add the marble and secure it. It's much heavier and would probably require a professional to install it.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Nov 30, 2020

    just cover that with piece of slab or train kids not to sit on it :)


  • You can likely pop the glass right out and then cover over the whole top or set something within the empty space. What you're suggesting is quite expensive, probably more than purchasing a new coffee table.

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