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The Dining Table

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

During my tour of apartments as I was moving to Cleveland, I saw a dining table made by attaching four legs to a panel door and covering the top with glass to create a level surface. I decided to build one for myself, and instead of a funky pastel color and clips to hold the glass in place, I wanted to design something more elegant. Here is the result:




Here are some photos of the work in progress, starting with the door as purchased from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore:






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  1. Vic
    September 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Very cool Saad. I’m glad that you “rescued” this old door instead of purchasing something new. I also like how you personalized your home – and did the work yourself. Awesome!

  2. Cathy
    September 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    That’s neat! Did you add the decorative border or was that on the other side of the door? I like that detail a lot!

    Tho one little constructive criticism: I wish you had used a single piece of glass- so crumbs won’t get stuck in the seam (and maybe the edges too)?

    • September 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks, Cathy! The border is one of my favorite details because it looks nice and has the function of keeping the glass from sliding off. With the in-progress photos, the eventual top side of the table is shown. The door was plain on both sides – I added the border.

      With an unlimited budget, yes, I would have used a single piece of glass. However, the thing is, I acquired the glass first, even before the door, from a guy selling 4 pieces like that for $25 total on Craigslist. So I felt that a low-cost solution was okay since I wasn’t sure how exactly the table would turn out overall. About the crumbs, it turns out I can vacuum them up from the crevices very easily 🙂

      • Cathy
        September 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

        Gotcha. Yep, can’t beat those Craigslist deals!

  3. Angela
    September 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Totally sweet dude!!! I am impressed!!!

  4. Kari
    October 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Cool! I love projects like this.The border is my favorite part.You shouldn’t have sanded it inside though, that’s not good for ya!!

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