Mirrored Coffee Table Hazards
Building your own furniture is a great way to save money and create a custom look for your home. A mirrored coffee table, for example, requires a bit more than wood and mirrors to build and is sure to become the focal point of your living room. While building your own furniture is often cheaper than buying from a furniture retailer, if you follow the right procedures your piece may not last long. Save your money, time and effort by building your coffee table well the first time to avoid costly repairs and replacements. Nevertheless, before you build it you need to read this. Coffee tables can add a touch of class and sophistication to a room. However, these furnishings are a danger to many homes and, according to thousands of people are injured each year in conjunction with coffee tables. Knowing the danger is the first step toward avoiding injury.
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The biggest danger with antique mirrored coffee table, according to Dr. Mark Waltzman is people falling through them. The mirrored used in these tables is similar to the mirrored used in the plates and cups, which means that this mirrored is prone to shatter the heavy consequences, and when it breaks it maintains sharp edges that can cut and even impale people who are nearby. Although deaths often result from people falling through broken mirrored tabletops, injuries are very common after Waltzman. According to a CBS report, certain types of coffee tables shatter suddenly for no apparent reason.
Because of the low industrial standards for the mirrored as it is made, there may be defects in the mirrored susceptible to the environmental risks and changes. More specifically, changes in temperature and pressure or a combination of the two are likely to cause the tables shatter suddenly. Although this problem is not common, it has been known to happen when manufacturers release an inferior batch of mirrored.
Another danger with a square coffee table is related to the amount of weight you can put on it. If everything you put on a mirrored coffee table is some cups and a newspaper, so there is no problem. If on the other hand, you want to rest a heavy, iron statue on the table, or if you want to rest your TV on, and then the mirrored would not be able to take the load. Although the mirrored supports weight, in the beginning, it can crack and break over time, resulting in mirrored fragments that need to be cleaned up, and a dangerous situation around.