On Thu, 04 Sep 2003 01:20:42 GMT, "Ron Angel"
Don't use plate. It's almost unheard of these days anyway (most glass
is now float glass, and that's already flat enough). Plate used to be
expensive, but now it's _really_ expensive.
If it's a table top or otherwise hazardous, use tempered glass. This
is cheap enough, if you go to the one glazier in town that does the
commercial tempered glass trade. If you go to a window fitter, they
have a fit of the vapours and go all expensive on you.
Cheapest place for tempered glass (and mirrors) is Ikea, so long as
you can use their standard sizes. Go and buy a new glass top for a
Smeghead table, and don't tell then you're building your own table.