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Any suggestions for shelf/drawer liners that aren't plastic. DH just installed beautiful real wood cabinets, and I want to protect the surfaces w/out using plastic..

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Or pretty fabric- cut with pinking sheats (zig zag look) if you don't sew... i sjut got some pretty fabrics at Wal-mart for $1 a yard, if you are not too picky : )
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Bamboo placemats?
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My grandmother always used paper. She called it shelf paper and just folded it
to fit. (I actually still have it in a few pieces of furniture I got from her) But it looks like plain greyish newsprint type paper that you can buy in bulk to wrap stuff up for moving.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I like the bamboo placemat idea for the shelves that "show", and material for drawers and lower shelves that will not have glass doors. I guess I can use double-sided tape to make the corners stick.


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cork?

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This is off topic but what is the point of shelf liners? I have always lined my shelves when we've moved, but am not really sure why.
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I use kraft paper/brown paper to line the shelves in my closet, might not work in the kitchen if you have the habit of putting things away wet.
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As to why to do it, it keeps water marks, scuffs etc from the shelves. And if your shelves were painted with Latex paint (which is a no-no), it protects them from peeling.

I plan to use paper "shelf paper" when I'm done re-doing my kitchen, which I hope will be soon, as I'm sure tired of scraping paint.

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hmmm...I'm looking into cork as it is attractive, natural, and mildew resistant. It looks like I might be able to order a big roll of it online.

I don't see the point of shelf liner anywhere but the kitchen, but I guess I've used it in bathrooms when the shelves were unsightly.

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Can you tell me a little more about cork? Is it the same as bullentin board material?

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Can you tell me a little more about cork? Is it the same as bullentin board material?

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Yes.You can buy it by the roll.If you search cork roll you'll find a bunch.

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