how to create waves on glass coffee table

How to Create Waves on a Glass Coffee Table

What You Need

  • Glass coffee table
  • Rubber mallet
  • Old towel and kitchen cloth


  1. Spread the old towel and kitchen cloth over the table. This will avoid direct contact of the mallet with the table and prevent unwanted spills and damage.
  2. Gently tap the rubber mallet over the fabric-covered table in descending and ascending vertical pattern, alternating while creating ripples on the table. Do not go too hard or else the glass would break.
  3. It is a good idea to test the pattern first on some washing up liquid on a piece of glass.
  4. Keep it regular and pause between each tap. If you tap too fast, the pattern won’t look uniform.
  5. You can use a variety of lengths and styles when tapping the mallet. Experiment by changing the depth of taps, the amount of force and the amount of time between pauses.
  6. You will be able to create different types of waves, such as concentric circles, straight ripples, or bumpy waves. It is important to practice your technique before attempting a more intricate pattern.
  7. Once you have perfected your pattern, use a damp cloth to wipe away any excess liquid and the pattern should settle.


Creating waves on a glass coffee table is a fun and creative way to spruce up your home! It’s best to start with an old towel and kitchen cloth to help protect the table and then use a rubber mallet to tap out your desired design. Experiment with different lengths, styles and depths to create unique wave patterns.

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