Good Questions: Making Nightstands from Stools

Good Questions: Making Nightstands from Stools

Aaron Able
Apr 30, 2009

Dear Apartment Therapy, I have a question for all your handy and creative readers. I'm redecorating our master bedroom and trying to achieve a balanced mix of Asian and Scandinavian styles. In my quest for pieces I recently found two teak/bamboo chairs, which I'm hoping to turn into the nightstands. I want to top them with tapered glass (IKEA's Malm transparent gray ones seem like a good idea in color, price and size) to give them more modern look and make useful for our needs. My question is... how can I securely attach them? We have a 3-years-old and safety is a must. But I also do not want to compromise the look. Any advice how to do that? Is there any transparent drying glue which would work on both glass and rounded wooden handles? Thank you,
Marina ps. please do not pay attention to our ugly carpet, we're getting rid of it this week!

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Stay away from glue! I believe a series of those adhesive rubber stops strategically adhered to the underside of a tempered glass top would prevent it from moving. This also will not permanently damage the teak and bamboo stools.

Does anyone else have suggestions for Marina?

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