How to Make a Table Using Laminated Glass

What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Power drill
Screwdriver bit and/or ratchet set
Dust mask
Glass drill bit
Metal Table Legs
Laminated Glass Panel

If you want the look of a laminated glass table in your kitchen or else where in your home but do not want to pay the high prices for such a piece, it may be to your advantage to make your own glass table. With a little patience and attention to detail, you should be able to make a laminated glass table by yourself. Below you will find the steps you will need to take to complete this project.

Step 1 - Purchase Materials

When completing this project, you will be working with tools and materials that you will almost certainly not have on hand already. You will be required to drill into glass laminate, so you will want to be sure to only use glass drill bits to do this, as other conventional drill bits will damage the glass. When purchasing a new laminate glass slab to serve as the new top for your table, your options will be limited only by your imagination and the supply of glass at your local distributor.

Step 2 - Flip Glass Panel Upside

The first step you will want to take when completing this project is to determine which side will be the top of your table and to flip the glass slab over so that it is on its top. You may want to ask a friend to help you with this step, as glass table tops can be extremely heavy and unwieldy. Lay the glass on a soft surface, as you want to avoid scratching. You will be working with your table top upside down for the remainder of this project.

Step 3 - Drill Holes into Glass

It is possible to buy glass slabs that will have pre-drilled holes in them to be used as table tops, but we will assume that the slab of glass that you have purchased has not been drilled. Place the granite slab with the topside facing towards the floor on a surface that will not scratch the granite top. Next, select a glass drill bit that matches the diameter of the bolts or screws that will attach the legs of your table to the table top. Mark the spots where you will need to drill holes with a marker. Then, drill directly into the glass table top with your power drill. You may have to go in and out occasionally to allow dust to escape from the hole. It is extremely important to wear a dust mask when drilling, since glass dust can be extremely hazardous if it is inhaled.

Step 4 - Screw on Legs and Turn Over

Next, you will be ready to attach the legs to your new table top.  Using your screwdriver or ratchet set, screw on the legs that you purchased in Step 1. Make sure that the legs are attached sturdily before continuing. When you are done, flip the table over with the help of a friend.