Ultra modern, minimalist style is all
the rage when it comes to furniture and you may find yourself in
possession of an attractive and stylish glass top dining room or even
coffee table. Lucky you! It's naturally the centre of attention in
your dining room décor – and it's also going to present a
challenge when you want to move.
There are a number of issues that arise
with a glass table top.
Some careful precautions, however, will
help you minimize the risk of damage in transit. That's important not
only to the table, but to protect the people helping you move from
the risk of injury from broken glass too. The glass may be tempered
or not – if not, broken pieces can be dangerously sharp. It can
also be cracked or chipped, ruining the look. Here are some
guidelines on how to get it from point A to point B.
Step One - Disassembly:
Take the table apart carefully. If
necessary, you can place a thick blanket on the ground and then lay
the table face down to unscrew the legs.
If the legs come off, wrap them
securely with blankets to protect them from scratches and gouges.
Step Two- Wrap it Up:
Wrapping the glass table top itself is
best done in layers.
Carefully wrap the glass table top
in packing paper and then tape it tightly – but make sure the
sticky part of the tape doesn't touch the glass directly.
Wrap the package entirely with
bubble wrap. Remember that the larger the bubbles, the better the
cushioning effect. Tape the bubble wrap in place.
Furniture blankets are a good next
layer option – thick and soft. Again, tape them in place.
For the final step, you will make
it into a secure package with a layer of cardboard. You can cut open
cardboard boxes until they are flat and then, along with plenty of
tape, use them to completely cover the glass.
Label it "Fragile” and "Handle
with Care” on both sides.
Step Three – Transporting
For larger table tops and mirrors,
you can use a screen dolly that will allow you to transport the
glass safely on its side with supports.
The glass table top or mirror
should be placed on its side in the truck as well to minimize the
risk of breakage. Do NOT place it face down, or put anything on top
Placing it against the wall with a
heavy item of furniture in front of it or between two heavy pieces
of furniture or mattresses will help to ensure it doesn't move while
you're on the road.
You can also use rope to tie it to
another piece of (very stable) furniture and secure it in place.
equipment can help lessen the stress of any move.
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