how to fix broken glass coffee table

How to fix a Broken Glass Coffee Table

A broken glass coffee table can be a major inconvenience and even an eyesore in your otherwise pristine home. Luckily enough, it’s also a relatively easy fix. With a few simple tools, you can fix a broken glass coffee table and be back to enjoying both its aesthetics and its utility.

Things you will need

  • Replacement glass – the exact size and thickness that you need
  • Miter saw or wet saw – for cutting the replacement glass
  • Glass cleaner – for cleaning the frame and glass
  • Stick-on felt pads or rubber bumpers – for the bottom of the frame
  • Caulking gun – for applying sealant along the edges
  • Clear silicone sealant – for securing the glass in place


  1. Measure the area of the table where the glass needs to be replaced. Take the measurements to a local home improvement or hardware store to buy the glass.
  2. Cut the replacement glass with a miter saw or wet saw, if needed. Trim off the edges to make sure it fits snugly into the frame.
  3. Clean the frame of your coffee table, as well as the replacement glass, with glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
  4. Put stick-on felt pads or rubber bumpers on the bottom of the frame to protect your floor.
  5. Put your replacement glass into the frame and press it down. Along the edges, apply clear silicone sealant with a caulking gun for protection against moisture.
  6. Let the sealant dry for at least 24 hours before using the coffee table.


With this guide, repairing your broken glass coffee table should be a breeze. Just remember to take your time and pay special attention to the measurements. Also, keep in mind that if you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can always call in a professional.

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