Feet definitely !!!!!
I have posted these on the forum many times and will post them here per loco_engr's request and hope they help avoid a potential problem for others. There was always a debate as to weather you needed the feet or not and I was always the one on the no feet side,,,until I went to refinish the table. Not sure how long before I had a fire or the egg just fell through the table I just know if would have happened eventually. Here are the before and after pics.
Yes it was time to refinish
The paver stone
And the wood underneath, It does get hot down there
I'm just glad I caught it in time, by pure dumb luck. Here is the end result after refinishing
Be safe, use the feet