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We have a beautiful buffet that we bought in Bali--it has 3
doors with glass panels. They are surely not safety glass. We
don't have any place to store it and don't want to get rid of
it for the few years our kids are little. our daughter is
pretty good about not banging on it, but we're worried about
her just knocking into it by accident and the glass breaking.
The glass panels are only about 18'' square. Is there anything
to put on the glass to increase the safety without having to
ditch the furniture?
This won't be the prettiest solution, but I'm guessing it might get the
job done for the couple of years it will matter.
We had a china cabinet in the corner that we were worried about, so we
bought a roll of heavy plastic stuff that is usually used to wrap around
decks to fill in the area between railings (you can get it on many of
the childproofing websites), and we just wrapped a piece of it around
the china cabinet, tucking the edges way in the back.
It's about 3 feet tall, and quite strong, and was very effective at
preventing the ''bumping into it and breaking'' or ''accidentally
hitting it with a toy'' that I''m imagining you're worried about Karen
If the glass is only on the front how about turning it to face the wall
until you feel it is safe?
Hi! Turn the piece of furniture around! It won't be very accessible,
but you don't have to store it or get rid of it and she won't be able to
break the glass Diane
My husband came up with the idea. We bought foam pipe insulation for less
than $2. at OSH and put it around our marble coffee table. It's not really
pretty, but it's inexpensive and it works. I think it comes in 6' or 8'
lengths. My husband cut two tubes open and taped them together and covered
the table edges. It worked so well, we got the bigger diameter tubes to
put around our tile fireplace ledge.
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