If you haven't used a tape measure in a while, it can be intimidating. Always measure the FLAT SURFACE of your furniture for the best fit. Never depend on measurements shown on a box or website. Remember to measure at least three times, to make sure your custom tabletop, custom mirror, decorative glass, or window glass comes out the size you need it to be!
If the corners on your glass top match up to the radius of piece of change (penny, nickel, dime, or quarter) or if you know their exact radius, we can use this to make your custom glass top. If not, take a piece of paper and lay in on the top of the surface where the rounded corner is (if it helps, tape it down with painter's tape). While holding the paper steady, firmly use the edge of a pencil lead to trace around the corner. Make sure you trace a few inches beyond the rounded corner on each side. We recommend tracing all corners on your top because sometimes they are not all the same.
You can trace clipped corners the same way as you trace rounded corners for your glass table top. You can also measure a clipped corner on your custom glass table top cover by placing a piece of paper with a square corner underneath the clipped corner as if the top has a square corner. Measure from the start of the clip to the point of the square corner from left to right and top to bottom. Do not just measure the length of the clip because it may not be clipped off at an exact 45 degree angle!
To measure for a round glass top or round mirror measure the diameter (straight across the middle at the widest point).
Full sized patterns can be tricky. You need large, preferably craft, paper and will need to tape pieces together for larger patterns. Tape the paper down to your furniture top with painters tape and trace around the flat part on the paper using the edge of a pencil lead. Active Glass & Mirror, Inc. recommends you have one of our professional and experienced craftsmen come out to your home or business to take a full sized pattern for your custom glass top. If you can provide us with an approximate width and length and describe the shape we can give you a free quote right over the phone!
Custom glass and mirror installation and delivery services by Active Glass & Mirror, Inc. are available to businesses and residences in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding cities - Blacklick 43004 Gahanna 43230, Reynoldsburg 43068, Pickerington 43147, Pataskala 43062, Canal Winchester 43110, Lancaster 43130, Groveport 43125, Grove City 43123, Hilliard 43026, Upper Arlington 43220, Dublin 43016 43017, Powell 43065, New Albany 43054, Westerville 43081 43082, Worthington 43085, Lewis Center 43035, and Galena 43021. Call today with your measurements for a free quote!