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This is an ongoing idea and experiment to build a night stand. The idea is to reverse the roles of concrete and glass. The rendering has glass panel legs intersecting concrete slabs. To challenge the impossible I would like the top slab to be rigidly supported by one panel. A slab of concrete (45 lbs) cantilever from a piece of tempered glass is a lot of forces. I have done a number of experiments and achieved a cantilevered concrete slab. Thou, too much flex remains in the system, primarily the connection point.
The challenge remains designing a connection between the glass and concrete that is rigid enough.
Otherwise using two glass panel legs at the full height will probably work spectacularly. Any combination of slabs and glass could be assembled to suit a clients need, like a bookshelf.

These ribbon tables are gifts using a design from Popular Woodworking Magazine. The Wisconsin Badger table features the mascot engraved in one leg and the Marching Band logo as a mirror insert in the other leg. The Packers table has the “G” protruding from the surface. The Northwestern table Wildcat logo is engraved into the leg.
Each glass table top is frosted to a design according to the theme of each table.