Glass on wood table: felt pads needed to protect wood?

by Chris
Is it ok for a glass table top to sit directly on wood or does the wood need to breathe?

  8 answers
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 17, 2018

    Perfectly fine

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 17, 2018

    The wood needs to breathe. If you can't get felt pads (they come in little packets at a home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowes or even the Dollar Store), a penny in each corner would work.

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Apr 17, 2018

    Needs felt pads

  • Nun32489822 Nun32489822 on Apr 17, 2018

    The wood will breathe through the bottom or sides if it needs to eric

  • Loneagle Loneagle on Apr 17, 2018

    needs pads

  • Linda Linda on Apr 17, 2018

    Little clear silicone pads will be more attractive and serve the same purpose. Allow wood to breathe and keep glass from sliding around. Link attached from Home Depot. I am sure they are available elsewhere. Hope this helps.

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  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 18, 2018

    I have had a glass cut to fit on both a dresser and coffee table. It sits directly on the wood. I take it off a few times a year and polish the wood. But no problem at all sitting directly on the wood.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 26, 2023

    Hi Chris: You need some pads under the glass for a couple of reasons. Yes, one is to let the air circulate under the glass so that you don't get a haze or fogging between the glass and wood. Also, if it gets wet under the glass from humiidity, it can ruin the wood and the glass may stick to the wood and not want to come off easily :( You can buy clear silicone pads or even the felt ones at most home improvement stores. Hope this helped.