First post - stained glass table top
I've done a search and have read through some really great posts (looking at such gorgeous pictures, too) and I've also been googling and still can't seem to find the answers to some questions. Hope they're appropriate to this forum.
I've done several mosaic tables and I have loved working with tile. I recently started thinking of making a stained glass bedside table because I love the materials, the colors and the size of the material (larger sheets, larger pieces to work with).
My questions are: is stained glass durable enough to make a table top that will support a coffee mug, a lamp, etc? It seems so fragile and scratchable and breakable. Does the presence of adhesive under it make it stronger?
- Can you use the same adhesive and grout you use for vitreous tile?
- Do you have to treat the glass to keep grout from adhering to the top, the way you must do for unglazed tile?
- Finally, is there a common thickness to stained glass?
Thanks very much in advance and I hope to be able to contribute my own knowledge to this forum as I go along!