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How to protect a dresser top

Updated February 21, 2017

Dressers sometimes undergo a lot of wear and tear from frequent use due to their location in a common traffic area like a bedroom. TVs and other devices are frequently positioned on top of dressers and they can scratch the wood. Beverages can spill and cause water stains and material damage to the dresser surface. Protecting a dresser top can be done easily with minimal fuss.

Measure the length and width of the dresser surface with a tape measure.

Purchase an acrylic plastic sheet from a hardware store and have it cut it to the dimensions you measured.

Position the acrylic plastic on top of the dresser and then place any electronics or other items on top of the plastic instead of the dresser surface itself. Acrylic plastic is clear and is scratch resistant.

Place a cloth or sheet of paper towel underneath beverages to provide further protection in case the beverage spills.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Acrylic plastic sheet
  • Cloth or paper towel
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Michael Davidson started writing screenplays in 2003 and has had a screenplay professionally produced. He has also studied martial arts since 1990 and has worked as a licensed security specialist. Davidson has written articles for various websites. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising.