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« on: October 17, 2004 10:53:56 AM »

My BF and I moved into an apartment with nice wooden floors.  We realized very quickly that the chair legs and floor didnt get along very well (scratches and marks)  My BF actually came up with this...

All you have to do is pierce an X into one side of a tennis ball with a knife and shove it on the chair leg.
Very low cost and I think it looks kinda funky...we get a lot of reactions from them from visitors.
The balls actually make it easier to move the chairs around too, and they are quiter (bonus to the neighbors downstairs)

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2004 11:03:03 AM »

my grandma used to do this in her third grade classroom Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2004 02:59:54 PM »

Yeah, my middle school did this with tables. I never thought about using it in a home. Great idea. What we do in my house is get those little sticky felt dots that are easy to stick on the bottoms of tables and chairs to avoid scratches in the floor. You could probably make them with some glue and felt.
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2004 06:06:27 PM »

the soft side of sticky back velcro works too!

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004 06:58:37 AM »

haha cute! =]
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004 08:44:28 PM »

Very clever!  Alot of elderly folks use the tennis ball method on the legs of their walkers.  I guess it helps it move/glide easier?

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2004 08:50:24 PM »

yeah, with walkers that's so it moves more easily so they don't have to pick it up, especially in carpet, and it slides more easily one smooth stuff.

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2004 11:15:00 PM »

They used to do that at the elementary school. But then the teachers got really mad one time when this woman came to talk to us about sex and puberty and junk, and one of the boys took a tennis ball and threw it at her head. lol it was quite funny at the time Cheesy I don't know why they even tried to discipline us at that school...It was just a waste of their time. One time we took permanent markers and wrote stuff on our forheads. The things we wrote weren't exactly pleasant either. oh boy all the memories! Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2004 03:13:40 PM »

clever. my grandmother has those on her walker so it slides easier
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2004 03:09:00 PM »

Sweet! A much cheaper (and less ugly) idea than gluing carpet to the bottom of the furniture (I swear sometimes my roomates have had lobotomies).  I'll be stalking the tennis courts tomorrow!

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2004 05:12:16 PM »

i used to work at jc penney's [shudder] and the cleanup crew put tennis balls on the end of sticks to rub out black scuff marks from the floors.  they worked really well, and were kind fun to use.  sometimes we'd beg the crew to let us borrow the scuff-removers, and then we'd run around after close trying to scuff everything up so we could use them.  ^^

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