Babyproofing a Noguchi Coffee Table

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Q: We have a Noguchi coffee table. We love it, and for the past year or more, it has been bundled up safely in storage. When our kids were infants, we simply put one of those (horribly ugly but perfectly fitting) gray bump guards from Babies R Us around it so no one knocked a tooth out. Now that the kids are older (3 and 1.5) our concern has shifted to the impossibly heavy glass coming crashing down on one child as the other one climbs on it or shoves the legs in such a way the whole thing collapses. We are thinking of making a light wight "stand in" top that we can use until the kids are older. We are thinking Plexi or wood. Has anyone out there tried this with ease and success?

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Editor: I hope readers have some good suggestions for keeping your kids safe (not to mention your beautiful table!) Readers, what do you think?

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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