Some ideas for what to do with this please!

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I bought this 74×31 hunk of glass from work (lowes) today and I have no idea what to make out of it. It’s from a door and came with a matching screen. Needless to say I didn’t pay very much at all for it, but I was considering making a massive coffee table, but thought it would be fun to get some ideas from the jocks. So please share some of your expertise in creativeness!

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 08:09 AM

Is it one piece with the decoration applied to the surface? How thick is it?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 08:26 AM

yeah, the decoration is on one side and the other is flat, its about 1/4 of an inch thick and heavy.

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 09:02 AM

You could make a china cabinet with the bottom half having 2 wooden cabinet doors. The glass would be a single cabinet door for the top half.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 12:41 PM

It’ll be interesting to see the final project. I think the coffee table might be the way to go.

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#5 posted 01-23-2008 02:10 PM

ceiling light fixture
wall hanging (maybe some chip carving project in behind the oval)
and how about “a door”? :)

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#6 posted 01-23-2008 03:29 PM

I like the idea about using that as the top of a hutch.
If you are going to make a table from it you would definitely need a frame underneath since it’s only 1/4”. I think it would be neat to make a frame that matched the lines in the glass and supported it. I don’t know how to bend wood and if you don’t either this might be a good reason to learn.
It would be a huge coffee table though. Maybe a dining room table would be better.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#7 posted 01-23-2008 03:54 PM

I could see this recessed into a dining table top with either inlays or relief carvings beneath. The oval could highlight the piece beneath.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#8 posted 01-23-2008 05:16 PM

I was watching “Freeform Furniture” on the DIY network the other day. They spread shattered glass on the back of a piece of glass and then poured clear epoxy over it. Combined with the window decoration, that would make a really neat effect.

I think it might be too big for a coffee table, but perhaps a patio table. Or (just a brainstorm) what if you made a display case/plant stand and used the glass for the back? You could put it against a window, and the light would shine through. That would be a great, original piece for a covered porch or sunroom.

-- Paul, Wildwood, MO; (Ps 145: 1-2)

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#9 posted 01-23-2008 05:55 PM

If you’re going to use it as a tabletop, make sure there’s somthing under it for support. How thin that caming is on the glass makes me worried, putting one heavy item in the center would probably cause a pretty big mess. Otherwise, nice score!

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#10 posted 01-23-2008 05:59 PM

a REALLY, REALLY BIG barrister bookcase! ;)

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#11 posted 01-23-2008 06:08 PM

How about a new front Door.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#12 posted 01-23-2008 06:13 PM

Giant scary sharp sharpening station? ;^D

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 01-23-2008 06:19 PM

With a solid frame for support this could also make a nice desk. I have a glass and steel desk in my office and love it. The glass is 3/8” and has a simple frame with cross beams for support. Yep – you should definitely do the desk… :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#14 posted 01-23-2008 06:53 PM

what if you made a simple cabinet for your tools. lots of shelfs, you could see you stash and keep dust off to….

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#15 posted 01-23-2008 06:58 PM

I have big glass windows to and i was thinking sky windows for a play house for my little girl or big windows.
how a bought a green house sky window

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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