Patio table
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I just got my 1st out door patio table. It has a tempered glass top. I live in IL. with pretty rough winters. Do I need to store the table indoors in the winter or will it be ok left out doors? I hope it will last for a number of years It's a fairly large & heavy table top but it's only about 1/4" thick.
Thanks for any advice.
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#12
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
Just get a good cover for it. The bigger issue is keeping water out of the hollow aluminum framing and keeping it from freezing. I had that happen to a table from Menards and it bent the frame and the powder coat came off in one spot
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#13
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
I think all outdoor furniture benefits from bringing it in during the winter-----storage space permitting.

A cover is a good idea, but I'd suggest a piece of plywood--- or maybe corrugated fiberglass to cover and protect the glass from falling branches or hail if you get it.
Dave
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#14
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
Remember that wind can lift a table fairly easily, so in the winter tying it down is a good ideal. I now have perforated metal tables and even though there is perforations I still tie them down come hurricane season. I like the perforated metal because I don't have to wipe off the rain water.

Tie down the chairs too.
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#15
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
I set my patio tables up on wooden blocks and cover them with a tarp that is tied down pretty good. I also put something on top of the tables so the tarp isn't laying flat and the snow and rain will run off. Hoping to have a shed next spring to store them in but the tarp and blocks have worked well for the last several winters.

Lonnie
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#16
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
If the glass was made in China you're screwed.
Google up Chinese glass table tops.
You will be shocked.

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#17
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
I've had a glass topped table for 16 years. It's in the sun & rain all summer long. For the off season I have been putting it on my screened in porch just to keep it out of most of the bad news of winter. The glass is still good but legs & support member have plastic connections & they have deteriorated. I'm going to get rid of it after this summer, just because of the safety concerns with the frame. Amazingly, I bought it at WalMart & the chairs are still serviceable.
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#18
  Re: Re: Patio table by George Denecke (I've had a glass top...)
Thanks for your replies. I'm still not sure whether or not a I'll be able to sore it out of the weather yet, but I think I will if I can get some place to store it for the winter.
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  Re: Re: Patio table by WoodworkerTom (Just get a good cove...)
I covered our non glass table one year and found out that it made a wonderful place for the sparrows to gather. I found out they "leak". Didn't do it a second!
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#20
  Re: Patio table by Joe A M ( I just got my 1st o...)
My glass top sits out on the deck always. I may tie it down when windy. It looks like a big cake when it has a couple feet of snow on it.

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