How to Fix a Broken Glass Coffee Table
Accidents happen and a broken glass coffee table is not the end of the world. With some know-how and creative thinking, most of broken glass tables can be fixed.
Gather Your Materials
The materials you’ll need to fix a broken glass coffee table will depend on the type of fix you want to make.
- Glass repair kit: You can find them online or at hardware stores, and they come with cement, mesh, glass cutters, putty knives and other items.
- Glue: This can help to reinforce the broken pieces so they don’t break again.
- Safety glasses: It’s important to protect your eyes when dealing with broken glass.
Fixing Minor Cracks
If you have a minor crack in your glass coffee table, you may be able to repair it yourself.
First, use a glass repair kit to fill the crack with stained glass cement and let it dry according to the instructions.
Next, use a putty knife to spread a thin layer of glass putty over the filled crack. Let that dry, then sand the surface to make it smooth.
Replacing Shattered Glass
If your glass coffee table has shattered, don’t try to repair the pieces. Instead, you’ll need to replace the glass.
First, measure the length and width of the frame and find a replacement panel of glass that fits. If a pre-cut glass panel isn’t available, you can cut a new one to size.
Next, use a glass glue to attach the new glass panel to the frame. Make sure to cover all parts of the frame, including the sides and corners.
Fixing a broken glass coffee table can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Make sure to wear protective glasses and gloves when dealing with broken glass.
It’s also important to clean up the glass immediately and dispose of it properly.
By following these steps, you can quickly and safely fix a broken glass coffee table. Good luck!