I recently acquired a new (actually very old) coffee table, and so now have a spare one that is stained, scratched, ugly, extremely heavy, and solid wood. I was wondering what the dangers are of taking the table to the garage, putting my banjo burner atop it, and using it as a brew stand. Is the fact that it is wood a problem? Should I cover it with aluminum foil? Sheet metal? Just sell it on Craigslist and use bricks?