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Old 03-21-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Making a hole through glass..?

I have a side/coffee table that has a frosted glass insert.. I'd like to make a hole in the center large enough to feed through a power cable to a lamp.
The glass appears to be a bit thicker/more robust than a standard pane, can this be done & if so how do I go about it?



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Old 03-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Use putty to make a dam around where you want to drill and fill with water, that will keep the glass cooler and let the cutter work better. Drill slow.


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Most likely tempered glass, try to cut it and it's going to shatter.
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Yep. Unless it was a homemade job with plate glass it's tempered and not doable. You could change to plate glass but that's extremely dangerous. If someone fell on it they could get serious hurt.
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Your only safe option is to have a glass shop cut a piece of glass to size, cut the hole and temper it. Be sure to tell them what you plan to use it for. They will know what thickness to make it.
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Required by law that any glass used as furniture is to be tempered safety glass. Not drillable, must be bored before tempering.

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This really confuses me. I think you should consider a professional for this. Because this action is undo-able.


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