At work a couple days ago I was asked to get glass tops for two antique tables that are being used as bedroom side tables.
The one-drawer tables are not very large.
In an effort to keep the tops from being damaged the owners wanted pieces of glass. (Refinishing true antiques is a “no-no” as I learned from Antiques Roadshow.)
From our local glass shop I ordered two rectangles of 1/4-inch thick glass:
- 17-3/8 by 20-1/8 inches,
- 16-3/4 by 18-1/2 inches.
Each piece was priced at $24.75 with the edges polished. (Total for 2 pieces with tax: $52.47.) In this case I didn’t check prices of competing shops because this one is so convenient to my home. I also didn’t negotiate the price which I might have done if I were buying larger quantities or larger pieces.
The glass fit the tables, which are similar but not exactly alike, very well.
Since the tables are old and a bit warped, I used small plastic discs to level the glass (instead of putting one in each corner).
Now the tables can be used without cloth coverings.
Since this is a bedroom used for someone with a disability, the glass seems a more sanitary solution.
Do you have a secret for protecting your furniture?