<clare at snyder dot ontario dot canada> wrote in message
wrote in message
in the US, only outside patio table glass tops are tempered. normal dining
room tabletops are almost never tempered. i've never run into one, never
heard of one, and i've cut up a lot of them. for that matter, would you want
a dining tabletop to shatter if you dropped a knife on the edge? i tend to
Visit or call a mid-level furniture store (c.f. Ashley in the
midwest) and see what they have for entertainment centers. Assuming
you are talking about standard width receiver, then standard width
entertainment centers should have standard width glass (around
21-1/2"). It's likely that they can sell you replacement glass for a
given model of entertainment center. If the glass is a little
narrow, then trim the left and right edges with wood. Just an
idea.... doesn't cost more than a couple of phone calls.
I ended up buying a full sheet of tinted 3/8" acrylic. Once the total square
footage of shelving exceeded 50% of a 4x8 sheet, it was cheaper to just buy
the full sheet. I asked about lexan and the salesman was confident that the
acrylic would support my 50 pound receiver with the dimensions that I gave
him. Total cost including cutting, and polishing of the front side of the
shelf sections with taxes included was $339.00. Not cheap, but considerably
cheaper than the lexan would have been and most certainly lighter than glass
would have been.
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