I've got a large TV that weighs 160 pounds. The table I'm using for it has 4
legs, each about 1 sqr inch of area.
So, these legs will each have 40 psi on them. Any easy methods decreasing
I already have rubber coasters under the legs, has anybody come up with a
better way of spreading the pressure?
My TV is 185 pounds and I built a stand that is another 50 pounds or so.
Check your other furniture and you'll find it is not that big a deal. Only
wany it to add larger feet of some sort, or larger pads. as you already did.
Personally, I prefer casters tor glides to make it easier to move the table
The PSI isn't a problem- a women in spike heels easily exceeds that. (Back
when female tourists wore heels, historical sites with wood floors sometimes
passed out slippers or heel pads when they noticed sharp heels walking in.)
In a carpeted room, crushing the carpet and pad is a problem. Those dents
from a long-term crush just don't wanna come out. They sell coasters with
fingers on the bottom for that, but I've never tried them, because I also
wanna be able to move the stuff as needed to work on wires, blow out dust
Well, it's not rocket science, is it? I assume you are trying to prevent the
carpet from crushing too much? 40 psi is well within the bearing capability of
most construction. Consider the weight on a woman's high heels...
You can put the table on a couple of 1x4 boards, or lay a sheet of plywood down,
or get a different stand...
I assume you are trying not to crush the carpet. Take the TV off the
table. Drill a fine guide hole in the bottom of each leg. Drive in a
finish nail and leave about 1/2 to 3/4" protruding. Put the table back
in place, make sure it is level. Put the TV on the table. The nails
should rest on the solid floor and keep the wood bottom of the feet off
To follow up on Norminn's good suggestion, if you look around your will
find commercial versions of it. While that should do what you want, frankly
I don't worry. I have a grand piano sitting in my living room with out
anything special to protect the carpet. The carpet under the old upright
(almost as heavy) did may indents in the carpet, but they disappeared in
less than six months.
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