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Plexiglass as desk cover maybe Answered

I have a large desk, 3 x 7 with an uneven top that I want to be visible. Can I cover it with plexiglass or would that get scratched? Other ideas? John R

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Goodhart (author)2007-12-07

Yes, as Eric says, depending on what you do at the desk; if you work with a lot of metal or heavy pieces at your desk, and tend to drop them, glass can crack or break, whereas the Plexiglas will only scratch. But if you do mostly clerical things at your desk (like writing, reading, etc) the glass would be just as good, but wouldn't scratch as as easily as the Plexiglas.

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ewilhelm (author)2007-12-07

How uneven? I covered on cherry desk with a piece of glass. You can see it here:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-up-desk/

Plexiglass, or acrylic, will readily scratch when you slide stuff over it. Depending on what you do at your desk, that might not be an issue.

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