Need replacement glass for 54 (53.5) inch round patio table,
preferably with a hole in the center. Price quoted here in the DC
area was over 400 bucks. Anyone ever tried LEXAN as a replaement??
IF so what price or a better price for glass??
As much as I hate the throw-away mentality, unless this was some high-end
table, I'd be pricing a new table. If I was set on keeping the table, I'd
start looking at non-clear replacements, like 2 half-circles of
solid-surface shower surround material. I highly doubt Lexan will be any
cheaper than glass, since the cheaper plastics are already higer than glass.
mAYBE JUST keep the table, the new glass if you can find the same
size, and give away the new table to someone who will settle for it
not having a glass top. Maybe make a new top for the new table and
give it all to someone.
That is what I wound up doing. I had a glass patio table with
an umbrella. One day I heard this huge shattering noise and when
I investigated, the wind had rocked the umbrella and the stress had
done the damage. I got a similar quote for new glass. But here is the
thing ... the table wasn't expensive, and when I looked at glass tables to
replace it, I realized that better tables were designed to hold the umbrella
more stable. Replacing the glass in the cheaper table would have been a
waste of money.
So, if you do replace the table, and surely you can get one for about
$400 this time of the year, check the contsruction to make sure you
don't have a repeat.
Of course, that wasn't the original question, I don't know anything about
I don't think polycarbonate is going to be a good long term solution as it
You can buy cheaper here, but the shipping cost brings it back up close to
I am in Calgary Alberta. I had two of those glass tops shattered as they
stands. One on the porch, one on a shaded patio. Regardless that made in
China stuff is dangerous IMO. No more of those tables!
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