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The post now includes pictures with the glass. Thank you everyone for the help. Pier 1 glass table top on sale for 89.99!! What a steal. I only set the table for two people which is why I went with the smaller size, and I am still looking for stools to match (I already had those stools). Any suggestions of bar stool types would be appreciated! Thanks for the help again!





Hi all,

New to the forum and looking for a little bit of help. I picked up this old spindle that was used to wind wire in a factory planning to convert it into a pub height dining table. It will be going in a slightly industrial style loft with wood floors against an exposed brick wall. Some suggestions I had received so far included clear glass (easiest route), black glass (my favorite right now), and white marble/stone of sorts. Any other suggestions or opinions on what would look best? I included a photo of the spindle as well. Thanks in advance!

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For some reason I think the clear class option would be best. Otherwise the unique features of the spindle will be lost
 
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I agree with Lu...
 
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I agree with either glass or plexiglass to be able to appreciate the structure of the spindle.

JMHO,
Candy
 
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Another vote for glass here as well -- that way you can see the lovely features of the spindle!

Martha
 
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I vote clear glass as well. VERY cool find!
 
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Neat looking. Clear glass.
I want it!!!
 
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Another vote for clear glass. Smile
 
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My remark is an observation on your table. Since you want to use it for dining and since the base is the same size as the top, how will you accommodate chairs to sit at the table?

If they set into the framework, how will a diner pull his/her chair out and then back in to sit? Seems they would have to lift one front leg at a time to fit in comfort under the table.

I like your idea and understand how great it would look in the space you describe but maybe something has to be tweaked.

Also do the screws extrude above the rim? If so that would create a problem of the glass "rocking".

As far as color of the glass. . . I see that as your call. Although the dark glass would obscure the top of the spindle, the design is repeated at the bottom, so is still visible. I think the dark might be more sophisticated.
 
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. To address the concerns - The screws are not taller than the rim, and the glass will be a larger diameter than the table itself so that you are able to pull a chair up to and away from the table with ease (the first concern I had before I bought the table).
 
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another vote for glass. it's not my style, but I have to say, it certainly is unique, and I like unique.


Wanda
 
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I vote for glass, too (clear). If dark glass is anything like mirrored glass, you'd be in for a lot of dusting! I have a clear glass coffee table and I'm not a slave to it!

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the glass will be a larger diameter than the table itself so that you are able to pull a chair up to and away from the table with ease (the first concern I had before I bought the table).


I think this is going to look smashing! As to the clear v. black, why not take a piece of plain glass, put something black (taped on) on one side and check out the look of the black? I kinda thing the black might be more impressive.
 
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probably cheapest is plywood covered with a small tile...

caution no matter what type of glass, it must be safety!! pretty expensive but easiest to keep clean...remember marble has to be sealed...

what a clever table!
 
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Brilliant with clear glass. Have a pro fit and cut it so that you have the right type for safety and don't forget the bumpers under the glass!
 
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Loving the finished product! Any stool suggestions?
 
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I LOVE it (and your space)! That is so cool! I don't mind the stools you have.
 
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Brilliant! I'm green with envy. The table goes great with the old brick and the beautiful wood floors! Love the stools you currently have but wonder if a chrome leather combo would compliment or detract from your fab table?
 
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It looks fantastic! I love the brick and the floor. It reminds me of a cozy pub Smile


Wanda
 
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