My bordered glass susans utilize 3/8 thick plate glass with a sanded edge. There are a couple of unique points about this style of susan that I would like to point out. First is the clear glass center section. This is very nice in that now you can have a susan that won’t totally obscure your beautiful diningroom table. Secondly is the border ring itself. I offer this in four standard woods, that will blend with many table styles. The border also nicely hides the Premium swivel base at the same time so you don’t even see it through the glass .
I am often asked “What size susan would be good for my table?” Well, if it’s going to be a decorative susan, then it can be any size you like. However, if it’s to be a functional piece, I like to recommend a minimum of 12 to 14 inches of “plate room” all the way around the susan. A good way to see how this would look is to make yourself a circle pattern out of paper. Click here for an easy way to make one. Then place it on your table and arrange some place settings around it. This will give you a very good idea as to how your susan will fit once you receive it.
The susan I have pictured below is 24 inches in diameter. The glass insert is 14 inches. As you can see, I offer these susans in three sizes. All of them have an approximate 5 inch wide border of solid Walnut. The 30 inch model has a 20 inch glass center, and the 36 inch unit comes with a 25 inch insert.