Home Office Desk Modification...?


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Old 01-11-17, 08:09 PM
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Home Office Desk Modification...?

I want to add a plexiglass/acrylic glass cover for my wooden desk.

I know how to cut the glass.

I just don't know how to 'glue' or adhere it to the top of the desk so that it is permanent and stays in place.

Do I use some kind of plexiglass/wood glue or epoxy of some sort..?

Also...Whats the best method or way of applying the adhesive...so that it looks 'clean' and does not show any 'glue lines' or bonding areas visible to the naked eye...?

If this is not possible...How can I 'disguise' or camouflage the bond lines/areas...?
 
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Old 01-11-17, 08:20 PM
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Looking for this kind of look. Its very clean and shows no glue/adhesive lines what so ever.

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I am also thinking about putting pictures underneath the glass like this.

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Old 01-12-17, 01:43 AM
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Are you sure thats plexi in the pic (only one pic that I see)? Never seen it that thin and lay flat.

They make small disks about 3/4" wide that are very thin and non-slip. They are made for glass but might work for plexi if it had some weight on top. "3/4 in. Clear Vinyl Non-Adhesive Discs for Glass Surfaces" is the listing at HD. No way would you ever be able to use some glue or adhesive caulk w/o it showing and looking cheap and crappy.

It will also scratch and crack easily if too thin. We only used 3/8 plexi and polycarbonate and thick double strength glass for desks in the Navy. Even 1/8" polycarbonate will get wavy, but prob not scratch easy.
 
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Old 01-12-17, 01:54 AM
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plexiglass/acrylic glass Will be a scratched mess in a few months. I would get some tempered glass to do it. Will need to ind a glass shop to cut and smooth edges.
 
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Old 01-12-17, 02:38 AM
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Not only will glue look hideous under the plexi, you will play heck removing it when you have to replace the plexi due to scratches, etc. I second Don's suggestion on tempered glass. More expensive, sure, but heavy, no glue needed, use the feet Vic suggests and it will stay in place, and give years of service.
 
 

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