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Patio Table Top Replacement
Patio Table Top Replacement
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Patio Table Top Replacement

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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RYOBI NATION
RYOBI NATION

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

grover959
grover959

Thanks much.

Jinman
Jinman

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

grover959
grover959

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.

TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI

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

grover959
grover959

Thanks much. It was nice to make something functional again when my friend was about to throw it away.

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Exterior Spaces

Materials Used:

  • kreg jig / screws

  • Composite Deck Boards


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