Could be. I found this place
They state the 3/8" top is tempered. I'd then assume the thicker ones are
not. If broken a 3/4" thick section is less likely to slice through your
gut than a thin one.
Other than maybe a cheap garage sale patio table with a 'captive' glass
insert in the top, no way would I ever pay money for a glass table. My
decrepit body has already got too many scars, and I am <way> too much of
klutz. I don't need furniture that can kill me if I trip over it in the
Honestly I thought they all were until we broke ours. While getting a new
one made at the local glass I chatted with the owner. He is the one who
told me that almost none are. He added that he sells quite a few
replacements each year.
nope, more likely. the 3/4" one will be far heavier, and if dropped on a
limb or foot, will just slice it off because the glass edge can be sharper
than most knives.
3/4" thick glass is 10.1 lbs/sqft.
My parents had a glass top kitchen table and it's been replaced at
least twice that I know of. My mom shattered it once by accidently
putting a very hot pan on it and a TINY shard that wasn't found during
clean up found its way into my dads foot. (He survived haha) Another
time my mom dropped something (a heavy pot I believe) and it shattered
again. My brother almost fell on it while replacing a light bulb (he's
an electrician even) and if he had fallen, would have caused damage to
him for sure.
My half a cent: I never liked the glass top and personally wouldn't
get a kitchen/dining table that had it as the top. Even if my family
never came over to put themselves in danger, I just don't like them.
It just takes one wrong move to destroy them and I'd rather have a
wood top that will dent instead of shatter.
A non-tempered piece of glass can kill you. Or your wife. Or a child. Or
anyone who just happens to hit a shard the right way.
If this is not enough of a concern to you, but cost is, buy el cheapo
You can always have more kids, and you don't like your in-laws that much
Patio sliders are notorious because people walk or fall through them.
My son had a close call with glass from storm door when neighbor child
broke the glass. With small children around, I would put plexi in storm
We have a table with glass top which is tempered. Not thick plate, as
it is supported by wood. Perhaps the thick plate can't be tempered?
We had glass cut to use as backsplash behind our cooktop. After
cutting, the shop sent it back to the factory to be tempered.
If I have to replace/repair something I like to upgrade it. In your
situation I'd go with the tempered. It's far stronger, does explode
into a million, safer pieces when it goes, but it takes a pretty good
impact on the edge to do it. Unlikely that you'd ever break tempered
that thick by hitting it on the face.
Call a local glass shop and price both flavors. The stuff's really
not that expensive. The polished edges add about as much to the cost
as the tempering.
As an alternative, call a Broyhill store/distributor and price a
replacement top. Since they get deliveries from the factory the
shipping shouldn't be a factor.
ok here's the deal, from the looks of the picture, your table is about
42"x80" x 3/8" thick w/ a 1"bevel on the edges. the replacement cost for
this is probably in the area of $500.00 - $600.00 from a local glass
company, depending where you live. there is no need for tempered glass but
the 3/8" thickness is very important, since it is free standing. if you
want to save a few $$$ there is no need to get the 1" bevel, you can get a
very nice High Polished edge instead.
anyone who is charging $100-$200 for deliver is a thief....delivery for this
is should only be about $75.00. usually if you have a glass company come
out to your house to measure the broken top and get the size right to where
you want it, delivery fees would/could be waived. that may be negotiable
for your area, i don't know where you live. with something like this, there
really isn't an installation just a quick clean and place on the table base.
if that is really your table in the picture or something similar you like,
then i'd say buy the new table and have the extra chairs and save a few $$$.
I know someone who lost an arm falling into a non tempered glass table top.
Go with tempered. You can have it custom made locally. Often done. My
elderly parents had one made to protect a wood table 3 years ago. They
came, made a template, and came back with the glass.
the chances of actually losing a limb are slim to none, not that it can't
happen. a finished edge table top should not be tempered because the edges
then become the glass tops worst enemy. while the surface of the top would
have a great resistance to impact and heat, the edges are very tempermental
and if hit in the wrong way,especially at the corners, the table top will
*explode* or just shatter. patio tios are usually tempered because they
recieve a great deal of abuse but are usually encased in a metal frame.
tempering a dining room table top is costly and not practical.
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