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Old 07-14-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Bonding glass to wood (for coffee table)


I may be getting a few nice oak planks for free – not much, but it's finer wood than my budget usually would allow and should make a nice base for a coffee table along the glass table top I've had around for ages.

I have a design in my head, and now I'm at the point where my knowledge ends: What do I use to bond the glass top to a wood board?

Would silicone of the kind used for aquariums be something to consider? It's clear and should probably be strong enough, but I have no idea if it's safe for use on wood.

So, I'd appreciate any suggestions for suitable adhesives. (I do have experience and access to facilities for working with moderately unhealthy materials, so I'd stick to "shop level" toxicity if necessary but keep away from the industrial levels... )

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How thick is the glass? Just the weight of the glass should hold it in place.
Any glue you use would be seen as a smear under the glass.

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It's fairly heavy (6mm or so tempered glass), but I want to keep the size of the base small compared to the surface so just resting the top on it feels risky.

I've seen what I want to do before, and my guess is that with the right adhesive it's a matter of distributing it evenly over the whole contact area to make it "invisible".
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Even a clear silicone would be seen under the glass.....
Maybe, if the edges of the glass do not extend TOO far over the wood, you could try some round 'sticky pads' to hold it in place?

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As it's tempered glass, you can use those clear plastic bumpers or spacers. They have ones that are the size and thickness of a coin. The friction will keep it in place unless you play contact sports in and around the table.
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That's what I meant, the clear rubbery pads with glue on one side. Po)
Being sure to have enough to support it all around....

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