Yamaha turntable YP-211 question

I just purchased this turntable and it is working fine, however the bottom cover is missing.
The feet also. Would it be okay if I put it up on wood blocks and leave the bottom as-is...(open )?
I'm sure the sound would be changed if the bottom cover was in place , it also is where the feet mount. I would get a piece of pressed wood or even plywood and replace.
Probably sound better that way. Better still, experiment with wood blocks and other materials like dive weights or lead shot in a bag. BDR Cones will beat all especially if the table has 1/4-20 threads to screw them into. Nothing responds better to vibration control than a turntable.