Vibration Suppression Pads

By Jim Dixon
In recent years, several vendors have started selling vibration suppression pads that consist of multiple layers of different elastic materials. Typically, these sell for about $50. I decided to save $45 and make my own. At a local hardware store, I reviewed their selection of “couch coasters” and found some old style brown rubber coasters that would fit perfectly inside some hard plastic coasters that they also had. I initially tried placing felt pads between them but that turned out to be too soft. Then I tried silicon glue. It took a few days for the glue to dry since there was limited air available but the pads are working very well. I can’t compare them to the name brand pads as I’ve never tried those but in my opinion these do fine.