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Glass table with your own hands: cutting the table, painting

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Virtually every person who has everlife has done something for his house with his own hands, begins to eventually feel the desire to apply their efforts again. After all, it's so nice, every day to see the result of their work, especially if this piece of art becomes a noticeable accent in the interior of the house. Such an accent can be a new table of glass. Some are wondering how to make a glass table by hand. Glass tableThe glass table does not absorb moisture and fat, andvery easy to care for. The process of its manufacture requires caution and accuracy, but the final result is worth it. A little time, and you can proudly show friends and relatives a new piece of furniture made by yourself. Consider how to make a glass table.

Pros and cons of the glass table

Advantages of glass table:

  • suitable for any interior;
  • hygienic;
  • easy to care for;
  • relatively easy;
  • does not absorb fat;
  • glass can be treated with any cleaning agents.

There are also quite noticeable disadvantages to these tables. The worktops made of glass do not extinguish the sound, so the operation of the table is accompanied by characteristic sounds. In bright illumination, the stains and prints become noticeable on the glass. Back to contents</a>

How to make a glass table yourself

The scheme of connection of a glass table-top and a rack. First you need to select the shape, style and size of the table. This can be an ordinary rectangular glass table in the style of hi-tech or in the style of the eastern fairy tale. It is necessary to decide what role it will play in the already established interior. After all the tasks are defined, it remains to prepare the necessary tool, materials and in the way! To make a glass table you need:

  • glass cutter (it can be diamond or roller);
  • pliers with rubber gaskets;
  • metal ruler;
  • hammer of rubber;
  • the material itself for making the table (it is better if its thickness is not less than 6 mm).

Glass for making table can be chosen any. It can be transparent and matte, colorless and color, smooth or textured and many more options. But if you take the usual transparent glass and then zadekorirovat it using any method, then at the output you can get a unique piece of interior. The choice of material for making a substage can be limited only by the imagination of the master. For these purposes, you can use wood, metal, plastic glass. In addition to the main tabletop, the table design may include an additional shelf. Back to contents</a>

Open glass

Cutting the glass countertop. In order to cut the countertop of the desired shape, it is necessary to apply its future contours to the glass. It is better to produce these works on a special table in order not to transfer the workpiece from place to place and not expose it to the risk of being broken. To begin with, you need to practice on the scraps of glass, then cut the countertop itself will be a little easier. The cut must be performed using a metal ruler. The force of pressing the glass cutter is determined by its sharpness. So, to press on a diamond glass cutter is required not so much as on a roller. It is necessary to observe safety measures when working with glass! Always wear gloves to avoid injury to hands. After the incision is made, it is necessary to separate the edges of the glass. Do this with your hands or using pliers. In addition, on the glass cutter there is a special device necessary to split the thin edge. As a result we get a glass countertop of the necessary size and shape. The next stage of manufacturing is the processing of the glass edge. This can be done either manually or using a special machine. For manual glass processing, you will need a file or an emery block. If you use the file, you will need a soaking liquid. It can be turpentine or kerosene. Work should be particularly careful. Movements should be uniform and smooth. After rough processing of the edge of the glass it must be polished and polished. This can be done with a drill or a Bulgarian, using a special nozzle. For grinding, the edges consistently reduce the grain size of the emery wheel. Polish the surface with a special paste and felt. Picture 1. To the drawing on the glass table is not damaged, it must be applied from the back side. So, the base of the countertop is ready. Now you need to make a substitute. There can be many options here. It remains to attach the table top to the table. Mounting is carried out with the help of special suckers and glue. In order to fix the suckers on the legs, they must be drilled or cut openings. The glass to the suction cups is fixed with a special glue, which dries out under the influence of ultraviolet rays. The glass table is ready. It remains to decorate it. Here are the most common options. Back to contents</a>

Glass painting in stained glass technique

Materials:

  • palette (it is better to use a piece of the same glass);
  • stained-glass paints;
  • stencil drawing;
  • contour paints;
  • White paper;
  • solvent;
  • stationery knife;
  • cotton wool;
  • ammonia;
  • water.

To begin with it is necessary to degrease wellsurface of the glass. Then you need to fix the sample pattern and carefully transfer it to the glass with a contour paint. If it turns out not very carefully, you can remove the excess with cotton wool. If the contour is thin, it can be corrected using a cotton swab or a toothpick. Figure 2. After painting, the picture must be covered with a layer of varnish. After the contour is completely transferred, remove the sample pattern and attach the glass to the sheet of white paper. We mix on the palette of stained-glass paints to get the necessary shades and apply to the prepared sketch (Fig. 1). From the emerging bubbles can be eliminated with a toothpick. The finished pattern must be completely dried. To decorate the countertop this technique is better to use on the underside of the glass (Fig. 2). For greater strength, the surface should be covered with a layer of varnish. Back to contents</a>

Decorating tabletops by sandblasting glass

The most important thing in this technology is the selection of the appropriate style of the interior. Tools and materials:

  • quartz sand, sifted and dried;
  • sandblasting gun;
  • stencils.

The surface of the glass is thoroughly cleaned anddegrease. We fix the stencil on the surface of the glass. The capacity of the sandblasting gun is 1/3 filled with sand. We connect to the compressor equipped with a reducer. Begin the surface treatment, which, depending on the size of the sand particles, can be granular or velvety. After finishing the processing, remove the stencil. The worktop is ready. Back to contents</a> Glass etching technology This technologysomewhat similar to the one described above. Only for the creation of a matte surface is used, not mechanical, but chemical treatment. Materials and tools:

  • brush;
  • stationery knife;
  • paste for etching;
  • copy paper;
  • polyethylene film;
  • latex gloves.

Decorative stencil can be purchasedready, and you can make it yourself. It is best to make a stencil out of a self-adhesive film. It is necessary to firmly fix the stencil on the table top. Using a brush, apply a thick layer of paste to the loose areas for etching. Important: it is essential to work in rubber gloves! Avoid contact with skin. In case of contact, immediately flush this area with plenty of cold water. The time of exposure of the paste is indicated on the package and on average is from 6 to 10 minutes. After the end of this time, the glass should be washed with a large amount of water. Now you need to dry the glass with a lint-free cloth. When the glass finally dries, you can remove the stencil.

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