For those who have built their own film reel tables, where did you buy the glass for the top? Mine is complete except for the top, which I have only been able to find in a 19" diameter and my Goldberg Reel is 17". I could live with an 18" diameter.
I'll post pictures when I'm done, as I did it a little different by using part of an old floor standing lamp for the base rather than a film reel.
I got mine at Pier One Imports. They have several sizes. Mine is 20" on a 15" reel. It's 1/2 inch thick and has rounded edges too. I think it was a bit more than $20 though. Oh, and don't forget the clear stick-on bumper pad things. The work great for keeping the top from sliding on the reel.
Jon_p_s, The lamp had a part that was used to hold the top light fixture to the main pole, it had a large male thread on one side that threaded into the pole and a female smaller thread on the other side that would accept the hollow threaded rod which is used on lamps. I drilled out the center of the film reel to the size of the threaded rod and slipped it over the rod which I had cut to a length a little longer than the thickness of the reel, I then used a thin nut which is typically used on lamps. Hope this helps.
WojtekZ Mine has a 1/2" overhang and that is right for me, another half inch would be okay accept I have small children and thought I would minimize the number of times they knocked their head on it.
A lot of us "table builders" got our reels from ebay. Just do a search for "35mm Goldberg" and you should find some. There are a few places that sell them as well. One that comes to mind is rsem.com - search for reels.