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Need feet/pads for a kitchen island with 3"x3" legs.

I was originally just thinking some kind of UHMWPE discs, but I'm not sure if that would be too slick for a kitchen island (don't want it to shift while you're chopping). So then I thought maybe some kind of no-skid variety, but I am worried that might not provide enough elevation for moisture.

Please share any thoughts on the matter. Thanks!
 

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Need feet/pads for a kitchen island with 3"x3" legs.

I was originally just thinking some kind of UHMWPE discs, but I'm not sure if that would be too slick for a kitchen island (don't want it to shift while you're chopping). So then I thought maybe some kind of no-skid variety, but I am worried that might not provide enough elevation for moisture.

Please share any thoughts on the matter. Thanks!
What is a "UHMWPE" disc?

What kind/source etc. of moisture are you worried about? What kind of wood?

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Need feet/pads for a kitchen island with 3"x3" legs.

I was originally just thinking some kind of UHMWPE discs, but I'm not sure if that would be too slick for a kitchen island (don't want it to shift while you're chopping). So then I thought maybe some kind of no-skid variety, but I am worried that might not provide enough elevation for moisture.

Please share any thoughts on the matter. Thanks!
How about cork. You can get it in a very dense form, and cuts easy to any shape. Cork coasters come in various sizes and thicknesses.




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What is the source of the moisture you are worried about?

Spills, leaks?

What is the material of the floor? Only concrete would wick moisture but not likely to cause a problem for the table.

As C'man said cork works, if no free water splashing around.

Could consider a rubber material, like a sheet of rubber gasket material from an auto parts store or a non-slip router pad.
 

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Ah didn't think of cork!

I am just worried about spills on the floor or mopping the floor and water pooling under/around the leg. A kitchen plus young kids...who knows!

Legs are maple.
 
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