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Old May 10th 08, 05:15 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?

(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. My brother
doesn't give a darn. So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. Is it enough to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.
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Old May 10th 08, 06:08 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Fri 09 May 2008 09:15:25p, mm told us...

I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?

(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. My brother
doesn't give a darn. So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. Is it enough to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.


Either felt disks, pastic disks, or small plastic bumpers will work well
between the glass and wood. I've used all three and not had a problem with
any of them. A blanket as protection from objects place on wood should
offer all the protection you need unless, of course, the the objects have
very sharp and/or pointed feet that could penetrate the blanket.

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Old May 10th 08, 01:03 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default glass above furniture top

On May 9, 11:15*pm, mm wrote:
I * When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. *Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?

(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. *She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II * *She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. *I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. * My brother
doesn't give a darn. * So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. * Is it enough *to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. * *Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.


I have had glass on wood without anything for years without issues, im
not sure why anything is needed, a real fine piece I would wonder if
plastic could react with the tables finish and discolor under the
disk. Maybe felt disks are to prevent scratching if glass is moved or
for air circulation. Maybe google it
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Old May 10th 08, 01:41 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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mm wrote:
I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?

(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. My brother
doesn't give a darn. So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. Is it enough to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.


Two smooth surfaces placed together may adhere and be difficult to
separate. I just prepared an MSDS for an acrylic bead whose use is
defined as: INTERLEAVANT(GLASS SEPARATION BEADS) Not for home owners
but your felt pads are probably a good idea to use.
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Old May 10th 08, 02:34 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default glass above furniture top

On Sat, 10 May 2008 00:15:25 -0400, mm
wrote:

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?



Most of the tables I had seen used a large expensive lace rectangle or
oval mats under the glass to display both the lace and the fine wood
finish. These lace mats can still be found in Chinese craft shops.
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Old May 10th 08, 03:38 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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mm wrote:

I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?



My mom used small cork circles. I've seen felt, as well.

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?


(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. My brother
doesn't give a darn. So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. Is it enough to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.


To protect furniture, I use small dabs of clear silicone caulk on the
base of whatever rests
on the furniture. Let it cure completely, of course, before putting it
back on the furniture.
Keeps stuff from sliding, too. If it isn't level, you can shave it a
tad with a razor.
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Old May 10th 08, 07:57 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default glass above furniture top

On Sat 10 May 2008 05:03:49a, ransley told us...

On May 9, 11:15*pm, mm wrote:
I * When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. *Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?

(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. *She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II * *She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get


rid of it. *I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. * My brother
doesn't give a darn. * So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. * Is it enough *to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. * *Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.


I have had glass on wood without anything for years without issues, im
not sure why anything is needed, a real fine piece I would wonder if
plastic could react with the tables finish and discolor under the
disk. Maybe felt disks are to prevent scratching if glass is moved or
for air circulation. Maybe google it


I have used plastic discs on fine wood for years without incident, although
the felt discs work just as well, they are ore visible.

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sense.
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Old May 10th 08, 08:44 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Sat, 10 May 2008 00:15:25 -0400, mm
wrote:

I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

My mother always used small felt circles. Now my brother has
inherited the furniture and his wife uses some sort of clear circle of
the same size for the dining room table but the buffet has nothing
n-o-t-h-i-ng, between the glass and the wood.

How should it be done?


A fabric shop may have knitted cloth dollies(?). They are attractive
when placed under glass. Various sizes..ovals..rectangular, etc.

I agree the felt pads are best.


(There will be no problem with my sil getting mad. She's away and if
all I have to do is buy some circles and put them under the glass, she
won't mind, but I'd like some confirmation that that would be better
for the wood.)

Also

II She has the bedroom dresser in the garage, and would like to get
rid of it. I can't object to that, but until she does, I'd like to
see my mother's beautiful, expensive stuff protected. My brother
doesn't give a darn. So she has a small blanket under a cardboard
box and nothing under a big lamp and two enormous candle holders, each
with 4 brass legs, which might have had felt glued under the legs but
I can just about guarantee the felt is missing from some or all of
these old things. Is it enough to put a blanket under the 3 brass
things, or should I cut a piece of wood and put it on top of the
blanket and put the brass stuff on that. Of course it would be
better if nothing were on it, but I understand that she wants to use
the space above the dresser and another matching piece of furniture

Thanks a lot.

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Old May 10th 08, 09:58 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:
On Sat 10 May 2008 05:03:49a, ransley told us...

On May 9, 11:15 pm, mm wrote:
I When a glass is put over an expensive dining room table or a
buffet, what is supposed to be done between the glass and the top of
the piece of furniture?

(snip)

I have had glass on wood without anything for years without issues, im
not sure why anything is needed, a real fine piece I would wonder if
plastic could react with the tables finish and discolor under the
disk. Maybe felt disks are to prevent scratching if glass is moved or
for air circulation. Maybe google it


I have used plastic discs on fine wood for years without incident, although
the felt discs work just as well, they are ore visible.

At work, on the big conference tables in officer country, when they ran
out of the plastic disks, they used pennies, which I always thought was
bizarre.

Really not sure what function the disks serve, since the glass still
slides around anyway. (Hello? Glass over waxed smooth wood?) Glass
always has fingerprints on it as well, including the underside of the
edges. Guess you have to wear cotton gloves and use a crew to clean them.

--
aem sends...
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At work, on the big conference tables in officer country, when they
ran out of the plastic disks, they used pennies, which I always
thought was bizarre.

Really not sure what function the disks serve, since the glass still
slides around anyway. (Hello? Glass over waxed smooth wood?) Glass
always has fingerprints on it as well, including the underside of the
edges. Guess you have to wear cotton gloves and use a crew to clean them.

--
aem sends...


If there isn't a spacer, the glass can touch the surface in some places
but not others - looks strange.
Softer finishes might also stick to glass. Shellac?
 




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