Monday, July 6, 2009

Kid-Friendly Coffee Table Conversion

Preparation for the new baby has created more opportunities for projects, and I enjoy an interesting project. We recently moved around some of our furniture, and moved the TV into the living room since we expect we'll want to spend more time there with the baby. Our coffee table has been a bit of a concern since it had a glass top. However, since it matches our other furniture, we didn't want to get rid of it either. So we got creative...

With Vinney's help, I picked up a 4'x8' sheet of 1/8" thick wood, and cut it down a little bit smaller than the original piece of glass tabletop. Beth found a nice looking (and cheap) piece of vinyl remnant from the fabric store. After a few days of careful gluing with spray adhesive, cutting & folding of the vinyl, and lots of clamping, we have a new tabletop! I think it turned out rather well, and since it matches the black legs of the table, it looks like it was meant to be that way. Now we don't have to worry about our son (or my feet) breaking the glass.

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