A glass table without its original base need not be lost — give it fresh life and a fresh new appearance by repurposing different items like trunks, suitcases or even an old cabinet left behind after a bathroom or kitchen remodel. Utilize the size and contour of the camel as inspiration for the perfect table base — a rectangular glass top pairs nicely with one big rectangular base or two small square bases, for instance.
Hard-shelled, apartment luggage, regardless of its size, serves as a table base with secret concealed storage inside. Stack vintage suitcases for an end table; bolt or hot-glue the lid from one suitcase to the bottom of the following to prevent sliding between suitcases. A vintage flat-topped trunk or footlocker, filled with travel decals, adds a well-traveled appearance to the table, and decals on top are visible throughout the table glass. Eliminate a dome top in a trunk to create a flat base to your table; make a tray to fit within the trunk just beneath the top to flaunt small collectibles, shadow-box style. For a man cave or music space, use an old guitar vault or big roadcase as the table base, complete with ring name stenciled on the other side.
Big cement planters, new or old, serve as sturdy storage bases for round or square glass tabletops, or utilize two equal planters for an oblong or oblong top. Planters are acceptable replacements for tabletops designed for outdoor or patio usage, as they, too, hold up to moderate weather conditions. Create your own concrete base using cardboard boxes, plastic bins or plastic barrels as the types to cast them — add a small container within a bigger one to create a hollow cement base kind, pouring the wet cement in the space between both containers and weighing the internal one down to keep it in position.
Repurposed Cabinets and Bookcases
Turn an old kitchen or bathroom base cabinet, Boundary countertop, to your base for a glass-topped table by securing a cut-to-fit board within the hollow place at the top of the cabinet. Paint the board to coordinate with the remainder of the cupboard, or cover it with decorative fabric or contact paper to flaunt a pattern under the glass top. If the cabinet base has a drawer near the top, omit the added board and use the drawer to display random collectibles, like stacks of vintage mystery paperbacks or an assortment of large shells. Use four matching short bookcases, fit into a square, to create a book-storage table base, or utilize two bookcases, one near each end of this tabletop, for a leg-style base for a square or rectangular top.
Child’s Play, for Adults
Repurpose childhood toys to your fun, funky table base that’s guaranteed to inspire dialogue. Four matching sturdy plastic playhouses for miniature figures or dolls, become a playful base for a glass table once pushed together or spaced evenly to encourage the glass. Paint the houses a shade that matches the space beforehand, if wanted, or stylize them with a large chevron paint finish for an added touch. Plastic interlocking bricks form a table base in almost any color or pattern you would like, and the base can be created as wide, long and tall as you like, provided you have enough bricks. Add clear rubber bumpers to the top of this building-brick base to protect the glass.