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Forum topic by Woodendeavor posted 10-23-2012 06:45 PM 6205 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodendeavor

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10-23-2012 06:45 PM

I had some pieces of flame birch left over and decided to do a little experiment with them.
I am looking for some input on how to attach a glass top to these legs

P.S. please don’t tell my wife I used the stove to make sure the legs were all on the same plane


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#1 posted 10-23-2012 06:51 PM

Super Glue…

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 07:41 PM

The only thing that comes to mind is something like what Marc Spagnuolo did on his end table build.

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 08:30 PM

cut them so they are parallel to the floor…then a dollop of clear silicone…

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 08:49 PM

Ditto on the silicone.

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 09:04 PM

How permanent a fixing do you want?

If the table is never going to be moved, I would use the clear bumpers Jonathan mentioned, the top simply sits on and the bumpers have a good enough grip that the glass will not move from minor knocks.

I’m not sure about the silicone because it’s never crystal clear – you might make a mess cleaning up the excess as well.

There’s this product too;

http://www.amazon.com/Quakehold-33111-Museum-Gel-Clear/dp/B0002V37XY

Whatever you decide, it would be best to try it first on a test piece.

Dan Mosheim posted a great table here – maybe you could ask him.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56597

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 09:13 PM

You could let the glass just sit on the silicone. The silicone will actually attach the glass unless you let the drop cure for about a week before putting the glass on it. When you do put the glass on the silicone, sprinkle a bit of flour on the silicone, just to make sure it doesn’t stick. Nice looking pile of sticks you got there.

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 11:21 PM

Duct tape would work.

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 11:58 PM

I have used LEXCEL clear caulk for attaching glass to wood for over 25 years. Far better than silicone! It is extremely clear and does not peel out in a strip like silicone will after some time. It has some stretch to it after it dries.
I install glass in cabinet doors with it, no rattles and very hard to break glass .
Clean up is mineral spirits (paint thinner).

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 12:26 PM

Thanks for the advice, I like the look of the square cut corners too much to cut them off to support the glass…Thinking about a small glue block on the inside of the legs to support glass.

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#10 posted 10-24-2012 02:10 PM

You crack that stovetop and you’ve got bigger probs than a tabletop. :)
Bill

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