Glass coffee table?

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  1. abgg118

    abgg118 MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys who work with glass ... could you help me out please ...

    I've built a rather large "paper cut-out model" over the last 2 years, and it's finally ready to be displayed. I was thinking about putting it into a coffee table made of glass, so that it could be viewed from all angles. It would be great to have a round "silo" with a "top" and "bottom". Something like this:

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    How realistic is that "round table" glass side, and what kind of costs are we looking at?
    I haven't figured out exact measurements yet, but let's say diameter of 80cm and height of 70 cm.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Andreas

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    coffee table nah:( fish tank yeah:p

    think that it will be awesome to have a round tank in the centre of a room:p but cost would probably be rediculous:(
     
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    Has anyone seen the round coffe table aquariums onsale in USA. It even has a glass top, but i still cant figure out how they do it?
     
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    Marine101 - those are nearly ALWAYS fresh-water / tropical tanks (bath water) - as the dynamics of a marine tank will not allow such a design to work successfully.

    BTW: as far as I know, the top of the table lifts and allows for cleaning and feeding....
     
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    Maybe I'll "epoxy" the model and have an aquarium around it in the coffee table :goofy:
     
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    Abgg - I think that your whole thread and question was misunderstood.

    If I am not mistaken: You have a hobbiest model that you built, right? And now you want to put this model in a "show-case" in the form of a round glass table?

    The "round coffee table" fish-tank idea would also have worked for what you wanted to achieve.
     
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    Yes, I have this model:

    [​IMG]
    And I want to display it in a coffee table. The rest of the thread has been a bit slippery, but no problem.
     
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    Ok - how high is this model (actual/total height in mm)? And what is the widest outer diameter?
     
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    That could well have been my fault, sorry fella, loads deleted, back on track.
     
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    yip same here. everything sorted now it seems
     
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    I haven't made precise measurements yet, but something of this order.
     
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    Was also thinking that making it a hexagon/octagon may work, since you can then use flat panes of glass, and maybe make the connections from wood and run some cable in it in order to add some lights into the whole thing to display better ...
     
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    I think that the hexagon table idea would be FAR easier and much more cost effective.
     
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    abgg118 Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I've got the feeling that I'll be taking the long-dormant Google Sketchup out for a spin again !!! ;)
    ... Boy, I'm a nerd ...
     
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    OK, did a first draft:

    [​IMG]

    Don't know how the bottom and top will be "fixed on". The top need to fit tight but I must be able to take it off if needed.
    The Octogan fits in nicely with the fact that 8 is a very important number on the Discworld.
     
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    Looks good, I don't think you will need to "fit" the top, it is going to be very heavy so I reckon it will be fine to simply place it onto some non-slip rubbers on each leg.
     
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    Abg - that looks AWESOME. I am quite sure that this would be do-able.... and at least a bit more cost effective than a completely round one. This also looks quite classy, if I may add.
     
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    do you want to build a mini university in the middle of the octagon?
     
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    abgg118 Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I've completed the Unseen University Cut-out (see previous post for pic), and this is going to be displayed inside the table.

    Thanks Viper and Jacques. Also thought non-slip rubbers would be enough - will see what's available.
     
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    Any chance we could get a few pics of your University? It looks very interesting.
     
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