Did your tabletop glass break? Do you need an inexpensive replacement? Did someone steal your glass and now you have to replace it?
I actually fall into the last category…and that someone is me. I stole my glass.
When I first saw this table, I wasn’t interested in the wicker at all. I was drawn to the glass top. I had the perfect project in mind. It was going to go onto my hand cart coffee table. If you remember my coffee table, you may remember that it never did get a top made out of glass, it too got a top made out of pallet wood.
Let’s just say I changed my mind. By the time I figured out that I didn’t need the glass anymore I was already working on this project. No worries, I found a better use for the glass. I’ll show you that project later in the week.
Instead of just tossing the wicker…you know I can’t do that…I decided he needed a makeover. But first, he needed a good cleaning.
After a good scrub, the wicker got two coats of a semigloss white spray paint.
Since I stole the glass top, I still needed a replacement. What’s better than free pallet wood.
And yes, this would also be a fantastic choice if your glass top breaks or chips.
The pallet wood is cut to fit and rests perfectly on the wicker ledge. If you like, this could be the end of your project.
I wanted mine to be a bit more finished, so out came the sander once again. The sander smooths the top and gets rid of any noticeable splinters.
On the underside I attached some scrap wood with a nail gun. Notice, that the wood is positioned slightly away from the edge so that the pallet wood can still rest on the wicker ledge.
I finished the wood with American Walnut Varathane. What I like about this stuff is the brush application ,and the stain and the polyurethane go on in one easy step. They really should pay me to do an advertisement.
Finished up with a couple of handles from my box of junk. I also added 4 screws on the top, one in each corner.
Because I did attach my pallets with the scrap wood on the back, now the top can double as a tray.
This table would be perfect on a porch or in a sunroom. It would also be super easy to paint the top to match your decor, the possibilities are endless.
Make sure you come back Thursday to see what I ended up using the glass top for, but until then, have a great week!
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