Where do you get glass for river table's made?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Johnalan Thomas posted 02-24-2018 11:39 PM 868 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Johnalan Thomas's profile

Johnalan Thomas

57 posts in 1665 days

02-24-2018 11:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: river table waterfall help source glass

Hello everyone, I am planning on making a river table, but I have no clue where to find someone to make the glass. Thanks

In Christ Jesus- John Thomas

-- John Darlington Sc

7 replies so far

View Woodknack's profile


13383 posts in 3151 days

#1 posted 02-24-2018 11:51 PM

Yeah. A few years ago I would have said go to the yellow pages but the last time I tried to buy glass it was a pita. The local, actual, glass companies had gone out of business and the places in the phone book were all resellers for factory glass suppliers and didn’t want anything to do with small orders. So I can’t answer your question but I feel your pain and look forward to the answers.

-- Rick M,

View AZWoody's profile


1477 posts in 1994 days

#2 posted 02-24-2018 11:55 PM

I just called one of the local glass shops. I just googled glass shop and the town.
It does bring up auto glass places as well so you’ll have to call around to find one.

View Rayne's profile


1312 posts in 2310 days

#3 posted 02-25-2018 01:13 AM

I just called one of the local glass shops. I just googled glass shop and the town.
It does bring up auto glass places as well so you ll have to call around to find one.

- AZWoody

+1 on this method. I had to do the same and found one relatively close to me. Had some glass custom cut for my entertainment center.

View Ripper70's profile


1377 posts in 1679 days

#4 posted 02-25-2018 02:36 AM

I’ve seen quite a few table makers use resin epoxy to fill the voids of their river tables with some pretty stunning results. Might that be an option?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

View Kazooman's profile


1489 posts in 2723 days

#5 posted 02-25-2018 03:27 AM

I have to believe that there must be a decent glass company in most average sized towns. I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan and I can easily think of at least three that I have dealt with for replacement glass, shower doors, and custom stuff. I needed to have some some small panes of beveled glass done for a clock I made. No problem. Gave them the domensions for the four pieces, the width of bevel I wanted and they made it happen. I don’t think the bevel was done locally, but who cares. For a river table I am confident that I could bring them a template for the glass and they could order the stock, cut the piece, and prep the edges.

View caboxmaker's profile


280 posts in 1158 days

#6 posted 02-25-2018 04:09 AM

I guess the real question might be how to build a river table. The OP confuses me since glass can be purchased in any town large or small. Who here can give a quick rundown on how a river table is made?

Edit: I guess the answer is here…

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

12174 posts in 4199 days

#7 posted 02-25-2018 01:07 PM

As to the how, I just got a large live edge slab, cut it down the middle and turned it inside out. Then make a pattern for the glass.
In Phoenix, I found three places who said they were capable. Turns out, they all subbed it to one place, where I finally got mine cut. It was definitely not cheap.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics