Dining table pads protect wooden furniture surfaces from scratches, dings, and dents. Table pads come in a variety of materials and styles. And you can find dozens of companies online that will make dining table pads for customization to the tabletop. However, produced table pads are an expensive investment. Depending on the size of the table and the number of tables, it may be more economical to make your own. The instructions below show you how to make a dining table pillow out of vinyl and veneer.
You need: vinyl foam mats, or rubber sheet matting, thin wooden veneer with or without backing, double sided tape, wooden version or paintings. To make dining table pads, starting with make a pattern of tabletop shape. So that you can cut out the right vinyl form. There are several ways you can do this if the table is not a circle or rectangle. If possible, place the dining table up down over the vinyl pad, and track the outline with a chalk or pencil. An alternative is to order free pattern kit that many dining table pad companies offer. Many manufacturers will send you the pattern set before ordering without obligation.
You can then transfer this pattern to the vinyl pad. Two. Then cut out the mold from vinyl upholstery using a tool knife. You can make the table pad a bit wider and longer than the tabletop for maximum coverage. For a very large table, it is best to get the dining table pads in sections. You may want to cut vinyl in two, or in thirds. Three, roll out the veneer and lay the cut vinyl mat on top. So that vinyl is in contact with the underside of veneer. If you need to use multiple sheets of veneer, let tell flush. Next, you will track the tabletop pattern. So that when you cut into veneer, you cut with grain as much as possible. Use an electric table saw to cut veneers.
For some woods and finer thicknesses, you might want to use heavy duty scissors. Four, before attaching vinyl to veneer, lay the device on the table to make sure everything fits. Trim if necessary. Five, attach wood veneer to vinyl with double sided tape. Six, complete the table pad with a coat of cloth or polyurethane. When fully cured, the dining table pad is ready for use. Last, the dining table pads will protect the wooden board surface from scratches of plates and cutlery. The cushion is not resistant to extreme temperatures, so always use hot mats for hot stews.