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I spent Labor Day laboring in the garage, so now I have a work space. I won’t go into the reasons I’m using my great great grandmother’s mahogany dining room table to make candles in the garage as it is a long story, but there it is. I would prefer to have something between the mahogany and the candle making. I’m looking for ideas on what I could protect the surface with. It is a drop leaf table so I need something flexible. Do any of you cover your work space?

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I work on a table that was crafted by my FIL ...it's just a plain ole wooden table.  But I do keep it covered with several layers of newspapers to catch/absorb any leaks.  Yeah, there are times when wax seems to seep thru the paper covering but considering the fact that the table top is basic wood, I take my heat gun and heat the surface and wipe it down.

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13 hours ago, Pam W said:

I work on a table that was crafted by my FIL ...it's just a plain ole wooden table.  But I do keep it covered with several layers of newspapers to catch/absorb any leaks.  Yeah, there are times when wax seems to seep thru the paper covering but considering the fact that the table top is basic wood, I take my heat gun and heat the surface and wipe it down.

Newspapers? I didn't know they still made those.🤣

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1 hour ago, barbaranj said:

It sounds like a nice piece of furniture that needs protection!

 

I saved it from the scrap heap almost 30 years ago and finding a use for it now has saved it again. Thank you, you have given me an idea. The dollar store has plastic table cloths that might be just what I need, and I believe we may have one at home.

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I do a couple things. I have a dedicated workspace with surfaces I want to protect. So my main work area I have pieces of glass covering the surface, then use freezer paper, or messy liquid jobs Amzn dog pee pads ( plain). The pads work really well for soap FYI. You can cut open garbage bags too, pretty simple.

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