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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 07:41 AM

IMHO – Problem with any heavy furniture on hardwood floor is dirt getting trapped under the feet and scratching up wood during inevitable movement. If it table is heavy, do not need to worry about limiting movement with cork or rubber.
I prefer to apply 1/4” wool felt, or indoor/outdoor carpet to bottom of furniture feet using contact cement. Soft pad will cushion dust/sand and reduce potential for floor damage.
Can also buy or make a custom rounded edge HDPE pad using wood working tools to attach on bottom surface with recessed screws. But I find that HDPE has low friction on hardwood, and table will slide a little too easy.

YMMV

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!


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