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Forum topic by MalcolmLaurel posted 03-04-2014 04:03 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2014 04:03 AM

Got an interesting dilemma here. I have this nice laurel root, which I sawed in half yesterday with the idea of making another small chairside table. It’s kinda small, though, the idea is a table just big enough for a drink and a book but it’s barely big enough:

I thought of flipping it over and using it as the base, but it’s kinda neat looking with some nice grain, so I’d rather keep it on top, the way you see it here. Next thought is to cover it with a piece of glass, just a bit bigger, so the wood shows through… but there would need to be some way to attach the glass; if it overhangs it’ll get knocked off. Can’t just glue it on as the adhesive would hide the wood, and it needs to be replaceable. So I’m wondering, could I bond some metal clips to the underside at 3 or 4 points to fasten it to the wood? Or perhaps drilled and countersunk holes for flat head screws (seems likely it’d be weak and crack at the holes, though)? Or some better idea?

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 07:17 AM

Check this site out

I have no affiliation and have never used these but remembered seeing them when I was looking for mounting solution for a coffee table I have in the works they might be too big for what you are doing also.

Very cool piece and would look good with the glass showing off the natural beauty of the wood.

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#2 posted 03-04-2014 08:08 AM

I think you could get away with some round discs of double sided foam tape if you can find them in a clear film. Just a few dots, and you are set!

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#3 posted 03-04-2014 12:02 PM

I’m thinking maybe 3 or 4 small metal angle brackets or possibly wood blocks stuck to the glass just outside the root, then horizontal screws to hold it to the wood. I do want it to be removable so it can be shipped.

I’ve had good luck with 3M’s VHB tape on other projects, have to see if it comes in different colors (the only kind I have is red).

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