How to Make Your Own Round Glass Dining Table

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How to Make Your Own Round Glass Dining Table
Transform a massive large pot into the base for a glass-topped table. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Dining room tables are a good place for inventive design. Contemporary style favours mix and match furniture with a modern aesthetic. This means you can comfortably pair a round glass table with leather keyhole-style chairs and your dining room will look upscale and fresh. This also means that you don't have to select a table just because it is the right size. You can design your own and match it to your decor and style. Making a round glass-topped dining room table is not difficult.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 30-inch high vase
  • Plastic garbage bag
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Brown felt
  • Scissors
  • Decor twine balls
  • Seashells
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Corks
  • Glass table bumpers
  • 48-inch-diameter glass tabletop

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  1. 1

    Select a 30-inch-tall vase in an antique finish. The vase should be at least 18 to 24 inches across. Wider is better.

  2. 2

    Fill a plastic bag with styrofoam peanuts enough to fill the vase up to 4 inches from the top. Insert the plastic bag into the vase and add the peanuts. The styrofoam will fill up the volume of the vase without adding additional weight. Tie the bag shut at the top.

  3. 3

    Cut a circle of brown felt with scissors that fits the vase at its filled height. This brown circle will hide the plastic bag from view. Place the brown felt in the vase covering the bag.

  4. 4

    Add decor balls to the top of the vase in several colours and sizes. Use light and inexpensive twine balls or something similar. You can display seashells, Christmas ornaments if it is near the holidays, corks or other types of decor objects.

  5. 5

    Position large glass table bumpers around the rim of the vase every 6 inches. Bumpers typically have adhesive backs and soft clear gel shapes.

  6. 6

    Clean the underside centre of your glass top using a glass cleaner and coffee filters. The coffee filters allow you to polish without any lint. Center the top over the vase. The glass should be at least 1/2 inch thick with rounded edges. It will be heavy enough to compress the bumpers and become attached. If the glass wants to move, add a drop of silicone adhesive to the top of each bumper using a caulk gun or tube. Do not wiggle the glass when setting it on the adhesive, or the adhesive will smear.

Tips and warnings

  • Change the decor items inside the vase if you become tired of the current objects. This is a good way to display items where children cannot touch them.

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