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Old October 26th 20, 11:07 PM posted to rec.woodworking
Scott Lurndal Scott Lurndal is offline
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Leon [email protected] writes:
On 10/26/2020 12:59 PM, Scott Lurndal wrote:
On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:33:32 -0500, Leon [email protected]

Did you put felt or some other backing on the plywood to prevent it,
or abrasives caught between, from scratching the floor?

Since I' working at home much of the time (increasing more soon), I
have a similar problem. My floor is carpeted so when I roll off the
plastic chair mat it's rather like driving off the road into a corn
field. I replaced the cheap plastic wheels with 3" wheels on much
better swivels but even the chair mat creates divots the chair doesn't
want to climb out of. I was thinking about one of the glass ones but
at 500, I stopped thinking.

I replaced the second plastic chair mat that my chair destroyed with a home-made mat made
from a box of inexpensive laminate flooring I picked up from CostCo
for $30. A simple stained frame made from scrap doug fir held it

Good Idea! How long have you been using it? I have left overs from
when our laminate floor was installed but thought, If the flooring
company advised against rolling chairs on the laminate the scraps might
not hold up either.

I glued the laminate down to 3/8" plywood, and framed it with
the doug fir; 1/2" DF handplaned to match the laminate height;

so far so good after almost a year of full-time WFH.