I have a wooden table with a glass top:

I want to remove the glass top safely not to injure myself, breaking glass is possible, looks like the glass is glued to the wood.

How can I do that?

  • Anyway, the question now is: why you want to remove it? What's the goal? Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • could you suggest please, as i am translating from different language.
    – Daniyar
    Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • just want to remove, dont ask the goal)))
    – Daniyar
    Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 12:57
  • Well the answer here might help you a bit, it suggest using a heat gun to remove the glue. Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 12:58
  • Edit suggested. Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 13:02

3 Answers 3

  1. Buy a strong Duct tape: (Not the simple transparent used for paper.)

  2. Wrap the whole glass with the duct tape, make sure to not leave any uncovered spot.

  3. Get a hammer, the bigger the better:

  4. Hit the glass wrapped with duct tape with the hammer, but not too strong as to not break the wood underneath the glass.

  5. Get thick woodworking gloves:

  6. Pick the broken pieces and dispose of them in a trash container, better inside a strong nylon bag.


I would NOT try to pry the glass off. Here is what I would try if I had to attempt this:

Find some very thing wire (piano wire, or wire for haning pictures on walls). Get a piece longer than the width of the glass. Create loops in the ends so I can pull the wire. Then with a sort of sawing motion, try to work the wire under the glass... all the way across the entire table. This would be painfully slow... but it's the only way I can think to "break" the glue under the glass.

I suspect that it would quickly be obvious after a few inches if this was going to work.

This won't remove the glue—the table will have glue on it of course. But it MIGHT separate the glass from the table.

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    This is a good idea, but you will hurt your hands if you create loops in the end of the wire. I recommend this: get 2 small pieces of wood, the size of a mouse, and tie the ends of the wire around them. Then pull on the wood instead of the wire! Commented Mar 5, 2019 at 14:52

You can use a air tight cup to remove the glass from a table ,this method is very easy and quickly

  • 1
    This would work for an unattached tabletop, but the glass is glued to the wood frame. Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 13:45

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