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Glass top dining table with kids, good idea or not?

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misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 19:56:54

Am trying to find a dining table, and have seen a nice one but is glass top. i am worried about getting it as i have a very boisterous 2year old.

I know mieow has one, but i am still unsure.

ChristmasCracker Mon 27-Dec-04 19:59:14

I have been wondering the same thing Misdee. Our dinning table is falling apart and is no longer big enough, i saw a nice one in Argos but it had glass panels in so i wasn't sure.

I don't think i'd be happy with one that had a completey glass top.

Christmassbee Mon 27-Dec-04 19:59:18

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misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:00:56

yeah its an argos one. just really want a table and chair set, and cant find much i like.

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:01:48

even if its touighened, would it be safe for a child if they climbed on it and jumped? i know dd2 too well.

ChristmasCracker Mon 27-Dec-04 20:16:50

LOL that exactly what i was thinking of Misdee, Ds has been known to climb on our current one and jump too.

I have really struggled to find any i like too, never thought it would be so hard.

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:19:34

They have two for £49.99 at argos


and here but they only seat 4, and tbh i'm not 100% on either.

ChristmasCracker Mon 27-Dec-04 20:26:37

Hmmkmmm can't say i am keen either. Nice prices though

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:27:31

the only good thing is the price. lol.

i hate shopping for furniture.

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:33:51

i like this but sutable with kids about?

and too big for my living room

ChristmasCracker Mon 27-Dec-04 20:36:20

Snap, thats the one i like but with the cream leather look chairs i think

WideWebWitch Mon 27-Dec-04 20:38:01

Very bad idea imo. But my PILs used to have one and ds whacked it and broke it about 4 years ago, when he was 3. But if you must

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:38:09

this one??

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:39:04

i'm not 100% WWW. thats why i'm asking. a 3 yr old broke one? thats a no-no then. best go find a wooden topped one.

WideWebWitch Mon 27-Dec-04 20:55:09

Yes misdee, he whacked it, can't remember what with now, but a huge CRACK was heard and then it split like the ice does in those disaster films where skaters disappear into the icy depths. Iykwim!

misdee Mon 27-Dec-04 20:56:48

goog god. lucky he wasnt hurt.

dd2 is near on 40lb so imagine her jumping on one. ouch!!

Demented Mon 27-Dec-04 21:34:42

I've seen my two podium dancing on my dining table, don't think I'd risk it personally. Love the leather chairs though.

kid Mon 27-Dec-04 21:38:13

additions do a lovely one with 6 leather effect chairs. I have one on order that hopefully will be arriving any day now. It is just plain wood (they do have a similar one with glass in the centre, but I wouldn't risk that with my DS) It is £429 from the Roma range.

Demented Mon 27-Dec-04 21:41:09

What about this . Haven't done an extensive search so there may be a better deal to be had somewhere.

Demented Mon 27-Dec-04 21:44:01

Or this it's reduced in the sale and there is 10% off for new customers and interest free credit!

Fran1 Mon 27-Dec-04 21:44:10

That was the question i have been asking everyone lately! But we took the plunge just before xmas and got a lovely glass topped table with leather chairs. I am soo pleased we went for it now, as didn't see any wooden ones we liked.

I have 2 yr old dd and yes she has stood on it and jumped (and also has been doing that to our glass coffee table since she could walk!) Obviously i get her down straight away but she just thinks its a game!

Probably the only downside about glass tables, is i polish it virtually every day as finger prints and all show up. (s'pose novelty will wear off soon and will put up with fingerprints!! lol

Good luck happy shopping

Demented Mon 27-Dec-04 21:45:32

I take that back it's not reduced in the sale but seems quite a good deal otherwise.

Sorry, my DH is watching Lara Croft and I'm bored but love shopping! Tell me to go away if I'm being a pest!

Demented Mon 27-Dec-04 21:52:10

Just started going round in circles now, seems loads of the catalogues are offering the same sets at the same prices.

sparklymieow Mon 27-Dec-04 21:54:17

lol, misdee, you must have seen DS standing on mine, did you heard what he said to MIL on DD1s bday? He was standing on it and she said to get off, and he said "its not your table!!!"

kid Mon 27-Dec-04 22:06:11

demented, have a look at the roma one in additions direct. I'm sure its the same and its over £100 cheaper. if you take a look on additions direct, search for roma.

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