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Glass for building a modern/contemporary table?

I want to build a modern/contemporary table that is just glass and a base. I can't justify paying hundreds of dollars for something so simple. Any ideas? I'd like an odd, round shape of glass like a kidney or egg shape. Where can I just buy the glass? Would a type of plastic that I could cut myself be just as good? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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try calling a few glass companies in your area, find them in the phone book. many sell this type of glass already beveled just for table tops. when on the phone with them, if they don't do it, ask them if they know of anybody that does. they may have a piece that was special ordered for a customer that did not pick it up. also try furniture stores. many have a clearance center that may have a piece of glass from a table that had the legs damaged. i used to work in a nice furniture store, and we always had table top glass with no legs. we sold it cheap.
Apr 14, 2017
I have a piece of octagonal glass in my basement that I would sell you for cheap ($50-$75-we could negotiate something less possibly). You would have to pay shipping and/or pick it up (depending on how far away you live). As far as I know it is in really good condition. I will have to look at it to make sure and I could measure it for you and send you pics. I think it is about the size of a card table (about 3 1/2-4 feet wide). Do you need something bigger? Contact me if you are interested!
Apr 14, 2017
You'll ned a professional to cut glass in those shapes. The risk is too great to do it yourself. Even they have breakage. Then it has to be beveled. Sorry, not cheap. Even plastic is sometimes difficult to cut for a DIY. The heat from a blade tends to melt the kerf.
Apr 14, 2017
ONE THING IS IF IT WAS SIMPLE AND EASY IT ALSO WOULD BE CHEAP , NOT TO RAIN ON YOUR PARADE -----BUT THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO IT RIGHT ARE ALSO COSTLY .
Apr 14, 2017

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