10 Uses for Weatherstripping
Save those leftover pieces of foam, felt, or tubing for these other practical purposes
Now that you've sealed your drafty doors and windows, keep that thrifty spirit alive. Save those leftover pieces of foam, felt, or tubing for these other practical purposes.
Use a ½-inch square of felt or thin foam on the inside corners of cabinet doors to keep them from banging shut.
Stick hefty foam weatherstripping to a wall in a horizontal line as a spot for tacking up notes without punching holes in your plaster.
Wrap wood handles with self-adhering foam weather-stripping for a cushiony hold.
Fashion an instant squeegee by affixing a length of self-adhesive D-profile rubber tube insulation along the edge of a paint scraper.
Put a strip of foam on the end of this tool for better traction when cutting lumber on a table saw.
Affix a couple of inches of D-tubing to a hidden spot on assembly-required furniture. Slip the hex key into the tubing so that it's near when the piece needs adjusting or disassembling.
Felt-strip runners on the bottoms of caddies will help them glide easily on wood shelving.
Fasten a ½-inch square of felt or thin foam on a frame's back corners to protect walls from dings.
Cut open 1-inch pieces of tube weatherstripping on the adhesive side. Slide a wire, such as a phone cord, inside. Put the pieces at 6- to-10-inch intervals along a table leg, a wall, or molding.
Cut felt weather-stripping into squares for spreading stain in tight corners.