Don't laugh at me but I am afraid of the thing. I bought one from Michael's last year with a coupon and I have yet to break it in. What's the best way to use it as far as a safe surface? My poor glue gun was always falling on the floor. The little stand it props on is broken. I finally sat it in a alluminum pan on top of some of that no slip stuff. I was thinking of using an old cookie sheet with the woodburner. I just don't want to end up with 3rd degree burns! LOL!