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Fixing a Glass Coffee Table from Banging your Shins

Living with a glass coffee table can be tricky. As well as making a room look stylish and contemporary, it can also be a bit of a hazard, with the risk of you banging your shins on it if you’re not careful. But don’t worry, you don’t need to settle for a lower-style table or feel like you’re constantly in fear of catching your legs on the sharp edges. Here’s how to fix a glass coffee table and make sure it won’t be the cause of any accidental injuries.

Measuring the Table

The first step is to measure the table, both the height and length. You’ll need to know the exact measurements to pick the right materials. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to finding a cover for a coffee table.

Buying a Proper Cover

Once you have the measurements it’s time to shop for a proper cover. You’ll have to choose between a fabric cover and a plastic cover. Each one has its pros and cons and what is best for you really depends on the look and feel you want for your living room.

Covering the Table

Once you’ve chosen a cover for your table it’s time to put it on. For a fabric cover, you should use a drape, as it will be easier to adjust as needed. You should start by draping the cover over the table and trim it to fit the table’s measurements.

For a plastic cover, you should cut it slightly larger and then use a heat gun to shrink it to the desired size.

securing the Cover

Once the cover is in place, you’ll want to secure it to make sure it doesn’t slip off. You can use a combination of adhesive, Velcro and/or magnets to make sure it stays in place.

Final Touches

Finally, you may want to add some decorative touches to the cover to enhance the look and function of the table. Here are some ideas:

  • Use a decorative fabric to line the table, for a softer and warmer aesthetic.
  • Add some decorative trim, such as fringe or piping, to the side of the table to add interest.
  • Use a table protector to add an extra layer of cushioning, especially if the cover is made of a rigid material like plastic.
  • Apply bumpers, such as foam or felt discs, to the underside of the table to help absorb shock and even out any uneven surfaces.

These are just a few ideas of how to fix a glass coffee table and make sure it won’t be the cause of any accidental injuries. With the right materials and a bit of creativity, you can create a stylish and safe piece of furniture that you can enjoy for years to come.

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