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Does anyone have a glass table or glass over their wood table?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Does anyone have a glass table or glass over their wood table?
By Feona on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 11:37 am:

I am thinking about getting glass cut to put on top of my dining room table, which is actually a art station and home work station and eatting table and computer and mail station.

I got a plastic table cloth over it now but it looks funny.

I am thinking the finger marks on the glass will make me crazy but I don't know.

Do you like your glass table?


By Vicki on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 12:38 pm:

I don't have it but the finger prints would drive me bonkers. It is not something I would ever get for that very reason. LOL

By Kaye on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 01:17 pm:

I had a glass dining room table. I always put a table cloth on it when we used it because it was messy with fingerprints. Also grass scratches. Unless the glass is very think I would think you would worry about it breaking.

By Angellew on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 07:35 pm:

I had a antique bedroom set from my great grandmother for a while and I had glass tops made for the bureau and night stands... I didn't want the tops ruined... and I wil say, it worked out really well! I can't say that the fingerprints did anything. The fingerprints were certainly less annoying than ruining the wood!

By Feona on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 07:58 am:

Yes, I would definitely do put glass on for good furniture.

All our dressers are scratched up now.

I think I like the marble topped furniture but I guess that makes it heavy.

We were looking for houses and some people had beautiful furniture.

It seemed like everyone did a marble type table or matching kitchen counter top table for eatting if they had room in the kitchen. It looked so easy to keep clean.

That looked great but I guess I think marble feels cold to the touch. I swear it take me five years to make up my mind about something.

You know I am not throwing out my dining room table because it matches the credenza.

By Momofmax on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:11 am:

I am having the same dilemma. I have an eat-in kitchen and we got a new table a few months ago. It is beautiful! I didn't think it would scratch as easily as it does though. It is used for lots of activities, not just eating. I put a plastic tablecloth on it for right now but am not pleased that I can't see my beautiful table! I haven't priced glass tops but I suspect it won't be cheap.

By Cat on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:58 am:

Both our kitchen and dining room tables scratch/dent/mar easily (they're the same wood, different shapes and dining room is bigger). Shoot, one time dh and some friends were playing poker and his buddy scratched it with his fingernail picking up his cards! We make sure we use placemats whenever we're eating and if the kids do crafts at the kitchen table we use either placemats or newspaper under them. The centerpiece at my dining room table sits on either a holiday placemat (for whatever holiday) or a decorative doily or something. The cats have even scratched the tables just jumping up and down (and they only have back claws). I clean the tables really well at least once a week and use furniture polish. Yes, there are scratches on them and I wish there weren't but they've got character. Most of the most noticeable scratches we can tell you about--how they got there and who/what did them. Maybe I should start keeping a log! lol

As for glass, I don't know if I'd do that or not. It would have to be thick and specially cut. If I DID do that, I'd have the edges rounded and probably put little felt pads on the corners at least. I don't think you'd want glass sitting directly ON the table. Also, when things spill they can still get under the glass (little experience with a small child's table and Plexiglas topper). If not cleaned up quickly you could have a real mess on your hands (I found out the hard way years ago certain liquids will eat through finish on wood!). Good luck with whatever you decide.

By Dana on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 08:53 am:

For the longest time we had a glass table top. Yes, it got prints on it, but you just clean it up. My husband can always make it look cleaner than I do, I guess he has more elbow behind his cleaning. I also would have to clean UNDER the glass top too. At the time that was where my daughter could reach the best. But it always looked nice after spraying and wiping dry.

I would say it would be very easy to use if you craft on the table too. Easy clean up since you don't have to worry about spills sticking. You can even use a razor blade to take off paper that might have gotten stuck with glue.

Make sure you have the very thick glass that is meant to be a table. Regular glass will scratch easier, chip, break etc.

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