Did your Tabletop Glass Break?



Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

After a good scrub, the wicker got two coats of a semigloss white spray paint.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

Finished up with a couple of handles from my box of junk. I also added 4 screws on the top, one in each corner.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

Because I did attach my pallets with the scrap wood on the back, now the top can double as a tray.

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table
Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

Wicker and Pallet Wood, replacing a glass top on a wicker table

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!

 

UpdateYou can see what I did with the glass here!

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15 Comments

  • Melissa says:

    Adorable! I love it!

  • jenny says:

    I love how u have re-used pallet material to make a tray with scavenged handles! It looks pretty classy(:

  • JaneEllen says:

    We have an outside faux wicker table with glass top we use for our coffee table, has shelf under top also which is quite handy. Always wondered what would happen if glass top got broken, have excellent solution now thanks to you.
    The table was brown before so when we painted our living room light gray white seemed better idea. Have had that table since about 2009 or 2010. Hubs got it where he worked at 55+ development making repairs, anything they asked him to do. He used to come home with some great stuff people would just toss in trash. Sure do miss all those goodies as he had stroke in Oct/2010 so hasn’t worked since then.
    Might even decide to make wood top to use in winter, save glass for summer. Has been one of best coffee tables we’ve had. Hubs was going to give it to our daughter but I snagged it first, sure glad. We have small living room so coffee table fits much better than others have had in there.
    What an excellent solution to replace glass, sure glad clicked on your post.
    Hope you’re having some wonderful Fall weather, we are in western CO.
    We have used pallet wood for several projects so think will get hubs making wood top for our table. Happy rest of week

    • Joan says:

      Supposed to rain today but the fall weather has been glorious. I think Hubs will enjoy this project, the hardest part is dismantling the pallet.

  • You crack me up, Joan – I gotta find a table I don’t like now, so I can take the glass out of it and make a pallet tray top for it – this is awesome! Thanks for sharing it at Talk of the Town – it’s my feature pick for next week, & I pinned it to the Knick of Time party board. 🙂

  • This is such a great idea! Love the old barn wood look too 🙂 We would love to have you at our link party To grandmas house we go, it opened this morning!

  • Naomi S. says:

    Joan, this is the first time I’ve read your blog. Came over from Knick of Time which is one of my favorites. Anyway, lo and behold, you posted just the best idea to refurbish my old glass-topped patio table. A strong wind blew it and it’s unbrella over and broke the glass. When I researched replacing it, I found that it was much too expensive. So it’s been sitting in my garage and I’ve been avoiding getting rid of it because it is just the right size that I like for my deck. But I didn’t have a clue how or with what to replace the top. Now I think I can save and keep it! Thanks for your post! I’ve signed up to get your future posts, too!

    • Joan says:

      My neighbor had the same problem with his table and a sudden gust of wind. For a larger table you may need to visit a lumber yard instead of pallet wood but I’m sure it can be saved. So glad you found me. 🙂

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  • Genius Joan. I’d remove the glass on purpose to get this look!

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  • Rowena says:

    Lovely