By baldiesmom - 29/09/2016 19:07 - United States - Union

Today, I spent about 45 minutes attaching brackets and weatherproof lights to the umbrella in my patio set. It looked great, and I was excited to finally sit out under them at night - until the umbrella shifted and fell over, shattering the glass table top. FML
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OP here. The instability of the umbrella was due to my husband cutting apart the stabilizing framework under the table that would normally keep this kind of thing from happening because he bought me a "much more awesome" umbrella that was too big for the table. He had good intentions, but I had a feeling the cutting of the framework would be a problem later. And no, there will most definitely not be a next time. As for vacuuming it up, maybe so, if I had a shop vac. As it was, he had loaned our shovel to a friend, I had no gloves, and the grass was long. I improvised and ended up using a hoe and two dust pans. It worked.

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I hope your husband has learned a lesson here too. A more awesome umbrella needs to come with a matching more awesome table. Or he could just leave things as they were.

I guess you will know to secure the umbrella for next time.

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I guess you will know to secure the umbrella for next time.

I feel like there won't be a next time

RE: Your name- can you vacuum glass out of grass?

OP here. The instability of the umbrella was due to my husband cutting apart the stabilizing framework under the table that would normally keep this kind of thing from happening because he bought me a "much more awesome" umbrella that was too big for the table. He had good intentions, but I had a feeling the cutting of the framework would be a problem later. And no, there will most definitely not be a next time. As for vacuuming it up, maybe so, if I had a shop vac. As it was, he had loaned our shovel to a friend, I had no gloves, and the grass was long. I improvised and ended up using a hoe and two dust pans. It worked.

I hope your husband has learned a lesson here too. A more awesome umbrella needs to come with a matching more awesome table. Or he could just leave things as they were.

are you married to Tim "The toolman" Taylor?

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Don't you mean brolly?

The same thing happened to my family a few months ago. We bought an umbrella that bends. We bent it and was in the process of opening it, the umbrella decided to bend down some more. The table shattered! We forgot to lock the umbrella. Ugh

Good job to your hubby :p

that happened to me. I put a heavy duty umbrella on a bar height glass table.after just 2 days it shattered. I ended up buying underlayment for counters at home depot and stick on linoleum that looked like granite. cut hole for umbrella and used pic pipe to hold umbrella. viola!! working table for $20 for a party. has lasted 6 months. tile is coming off now

So you're married to a Tim the Tool Man Taylor, type lol