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Classic table has a 3x5-ft. plate glass top on an X-shaped base built from 2x4s and 2x6s. Stands 30" tall.
APARTMENT LIFE Feb 1978 (v.10#2) pg. 25

Dining table has a 48" square sheet of plate glass for a top, sitting on a 24" cube built from plywood.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1978 (v.10#3) pg. 60

Glass top dining table. Base is a plywood box covered with 4" tiles. Top is a 41" square of 1/2" glass in a wood frame.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1979 (v.11#3) pg. 69

Glass top table has enameled trestle legs. Strips of vinyl tape are stuck to the underside of the glass to create a pattern.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1979 (v.11#4) pg. 65

Photo shows how to make a glass top dining table. Base is a stack of 26" fir 6x6s. Est. cost: $92.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 83

Photo and sketch show how to build a combination coffee table and dining table. Box base is turned on end to provide a dining table height. Table top edges have recessed glass inserts. Plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 120

Faux-marble table base built of plywood painted to look like marble features a flush door in one end to store folding chairs. Table top is a piece of plate glass. Est. cost for base: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 24, 32

Fine dining. The wooden legs and top frame of this easily built glass-top dining table (40"x30"x31" high) are given a black lacquer finish for a smooth, contemporary look.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1993 (v.16#4) pg. 37

Unique dining table features a 48" glass top supported by a Manzanita tree stump. The uniqueness is increased by placing a circle of neon light between the glass top and the stump. Est. cost: $360.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 53

Design under glass. Distinctive contemporary-style glass-top dining table features replaceable inserts for different tastes. Built of birch plywood and pine. Top measures 36"x64".
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 58

Hometown in a dining table. Oak dining table (60"x36") features a glass-covered display area in the center. Suitable for an N scale model railroad layout or some other collection.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1992 (v.59#10) pg. 98

Glass-topped table has box legs and a wooden grid top frame. Can be built as a 36" square coffee table or as a dining table measuring 36"x62".
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 43

Glass top dining table features four round, tapered and fluted legs, an irregular octagonal top, decorative rosettes on the corner blocks and a less-expensive alternative to glass for the insert. Overall dimensions: 42"x72".
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 69, Insert

Two versions of a sturdy table you can build. Outdoor version has a top of redwood slats that sits on top of an X-shaped base made from redwood 2x6s. The formal version for indoor use has a smoked glass top resting on a base made of cherry.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 122

Glass top dining table has lattice X-shaped base.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 131, 148

Dramatic contemporary glass-top dining table. The sculptured base features four bent laminated legs radiating out from a central hub. The top is 48" in diameter.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 40