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LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to Subaru

[Carpentry] Re: Coffee table cutout for glass

Depends on the table you want to modify, and how handy you are...

Will the table still be strong enough after the opening is cut?

Mechanically, it's cutting a rectangle hole, then using a router to cut a small lip for the tempered glass to sit on... NBD. As long as the table is suitable.


Subaru
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The coffee table is solid pine, I figured using a router to cut a lip for the glass, what do you suggest for making the cutout however?


cowboyro
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join:2000-10-11
Shelton, CT
said by Subaru:

The coffee table is solid pine, I figured using a router to cut a lip for the glass, what do you suggest for making the cutout however?

Sawzall? And then clean the edges with the router.


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to Subaru
I'd probably use a small circular saw with a fine blade - and a straight edge or guide - then a jigsaw to finish the corners...


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to cowboyro
You will never get perfect lines with one. A router, jigsaw, or small circular saw is the correct tool with the proper guide. I would rough cut it with a jig saw and true it up with a router.
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