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Patio Table Top Replacement

  • May 3, 2017

grover959
grover959
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Our friends glass top patio table shattered during a windstorm when they forgot to bring in the attached umbrella. I made a replacement top using composite deck boards.

Helping a friend out and fixing something instead of throwing it away was a win win.

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  • This is a great solution! It looks better with the wood than it probably ever did new!

    By RYOBI Nation, on May 4, 2017

  • I have a broken glass table too -exactly like yours Do you have instructions to make this new table top?

    By Jinman, on May 23, 2017
    • It was pretty straightforward. Here's the steps that worked for me. I placed the round table frame upside down on a piece of cardboard and traced an outline with a pencil. I then cut the cardboard, slightly undercutting the outline. This provided a cardboard template that was the same size as the inside of the frame. I placed the composite deck boards face down and clamped them together temporarily with pipe clamps. I then traced an outline on the back side of the board using the cardboard circle. Once I had an outline, I marked the locations of the pocket holes. Outlining the circle before marking the pocket holes allowed me to make sure I wouldn't have any pocket holes / screws on the cut line. I secured the bottom side of the boards with pocket holes using my Kreg jig. I used Tightbond III glue between the boards as I secured them together with pocket screws. I wiped off excess glue and let it dry overnight. I used a jigsaw to cut the table as outlined and then popped the new top into the circular frame / table legs. Although it fit perfectly, I added a bead of silicone along the bottom side at the edge of the table and frame. Good luck with your project.

      By grover959, on May 23, 2017

  • This is amazing, this looks so much better than those glass tabletops. Stronger too

    By TARZANTHEJEDI, on June 29, 2017
    • Thanks much. It was nice to make something functional again when my friend was about to throw it away.

      By grover959, on June 29, 2017

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Patio Table Top Replacement

by grover959
May 03, 2017
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Our friends glass top patio table shattered during a windstorm when they forgot to bring in the attached umbrella. I made a replacement top using composite deck boards. Helping a friend out and fixing something instead of throwing it away was a win win.