How do you pack a glass table top?

We’re moving in a few weeks & I’m concerned about our long rectangular glass tempered tabletop. It will be in a moving truck for approximately 10-12 hours and I’m unsure how to pack it.

Anyone have experience with this?

  1. NaughtyNinja
    on November 30th, -0001

    Be sure you stand it on its longest side and up against the rubber bars on the inside of the truck. Cushion it (after wrapping it) with extra blankets (not pillows; you don’t want uneven pressure on the glass) and put your heaviest pieces against it to keep it from shifting. No matter what, you still run a risk of a bump jarring it just right that it causes stress to the fracture point; however, if you lay it flat and hit a bump, it is far, far more likely that you will manage to find that one fracture point that causes it to go into a thousand pieces.

    As an extra precaution, tape the glass diagonally on both sides and a couple of pieces of tape along the length and several along the width, prior to wrapping it. The tape can add strength, but in the event it should break, it can help keep the glass more or less held together to avoid injury when unpacking the truck.

  2. Cocktail
    on November 30th, -0001

    two very large peices of cardboard on each side of it taped together and be careful

  3. CheeseCake
    on November 30th, -0001

    In lots of old blankets for cushioning. Don’t place anything on top and down’t place it in a spot where it’ll fall.

  4. CrispApple
    on November 30th, -0001

    If there is a U-Haul store in your city, call them and ask. They may recommend one of the thick moving blankets they have in their store.

  5. StarbucksCoffee
    on November 30th, -0001

    try wrapping in a very large blanket and placing in a box by itself and marking in very large letters GLASS DO NOT BREAK please. Also put on box in large letters YOU BREAK YOU BUY. worked for me

  6. Sunburst
    on November 30th, -0001

    I recently bought a 36 X 60 glass from Pier 1 Imports and it was wrapped with thick cardboard around the entire edging so when it laid flat it didnt touch the ground.- plus no worries of edges getting cracked. If you live near a Pier 1 ask them if they plan on putting a floor model glass out soon- maybe they will give you the box.
    http://www.pier1.com/default.aspx

  7. brent
    on September 23rd, 2011

    I place the glass on my carpet to start. I then take some cardboard, mabey 6″ and wrap the edges so each side gets wrapped with 3″. I then place the entire piece, with the wrapped edges into a box, you may have to make a box from othe pieces of cardboard if necessary. I fold the edges of the box over the existing glass and cardboard from previous step. this gives all the edges a double layer of cardboard. I make the folds tight to ensure the glass wont move, I also use alot of tape to help keep the entire “package” together. This is similar to having styrofoam aound the edges. You can also go to furniture stores and see what the have leftover from deliveries, both large styrofoam and cardboard.

  8. Bella
    on April 27th, 2017

    Woah nelly, how about them aplsep!

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How do you pack a glass table top?

We’re moving in a few weeks and I’m concerned about packing our rectangular glass table top properly.

It will be in a moving truck for approximately 10-12 hours.

Anyone have experience with this?

  1. DonkeyKong
    on November 30th, -0001

    Carefully! Zig zag masking or duct tape across the glass first. Then cut strong cardboard the size of the glass and tape around and around if there is no wood to damage. Then pack that in another larger cardboard box. Packing tape it well. Travel on edge, not flat.

  2. StarbucksCoffee
    on November 30th, -0001

    pack it carefully. seriously one of the easiest ways is to make a lot of popcorn. Put popcorn all around the table in the box

  3. Casper
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can get 2 large boxes and cut them open. tape the edges together as you tape the cardboard to the sides of your tabletop, “boxing it in”. Then you’ll need to make sure it rides on a blanket to avoid chipping or jiggling.

  4. RainbowPop
    on November 30th, -0001

    Use plastic bubble wrap. Most hardware stores carry it. It comes in rolls.

  5. YvY
    on November 30th, -0001

    The safest way to get your glass table where it needs to go, is to crate it. Literally, build a crate around it. I used to work for a company that shipped all kinds of furniture overseas…

    If you use 2×4’s, 3/4″ plywood, and a couple of sheets of 3/4″ insulating board, it should arrive just fine. Takes a little longer than simply taping cardboard to the edges… but its much more secure. Not only will it protect the edges, but it will protect the top, from impact by other items, as the truck bounces down the highway.

    Easiest way to do this… cut 2 pieces of foam board the size of your table top. Sandwich the glass between these. You can put some tape across them to hold them in place… doesnt have to be much… just enough to hold it while youre working on it.
    Next, you want to put at least 2 layers of foam board along the edge…especially the bottom edge. Just cut them so their width matches the thickness of the glass and the foam panels its between. You can tape this perimeter foam to the edges, too, if you like.
    Now youre ready to build your crate:
    I would lay a 2x around the packed top… cut it to size if necessary, you do not want any movement inside the crate. Then, I’d cut my plywood to fit, and screw it to the lumber. At the factory, we even built ‘feet’ for our tall, narrow crates, so they would not topple over.

    Good Luck with the move.

  6. NeverAlone
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you are having a commercial moving company move you are they doing the packing, too. If not it would be worth it to have them
    do the packagong of the table top.. They are thr experts, even if you have to pay alittle more. If you are doing the packing yourself I would suggest that you wrap it in bubble wap and then several thick blanets or one of those egg grate foam pads that are used on beds.

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How do you pack a glass table top?

We’re moving in a few weeks and I’m concerned about packing our rectangular glass table top properly.

It will be in a moving truck for approximately 10-12 hours.

Anyone have experience with this?

  1. BlueButterFly
    on November 30th, -0001

    save yourself the anguish.at least get a little enjoyment out of it.smash it now,buy another when you get there.

  2. FantasyFootball
    on November 30th, -0001

    if it can be taken appart, then wrap everything seperatly. if not, get a big cardboard box, put the table in it, and fill the rest with package peanuts or bubble wrap

  3. Sunflower
    on November 30th, -0001

    You need a Mirror box.
    They have them at U-haul and the movers have them.
    It must be moved standing on its edge.
    Make a wood frame for the box after the glass is in.

    Yours: Grumpy

  4. ShinyStars
    on November 30th, -0001

    wrap it in a blanket, strap it to the side of the truck and make sure something soft like a mattress is between it and everything else…also, it’s tempered glass…it won’t bend..at all…don’t try to bend it your you’ll be vacuuming it up….millions of tiny pieces

  5. EgyptianWonder
    on November 30th, -0001

    wrap it in bubble wrap and a coverand when its placed in the ruck be sure its not going to bounce around and that nothing will hit it because not matter how much you try to tie everything down there can alway be one thing that can break it
    good luck

  6. HighMaintenance
    on November 30th, -0001

    What does this have to do with cars?

  7. MindsEye
    on November 30th, -0001

    put in box

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