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Topic: Coffee table to Dining table... any ideas?  (Read 480 times)
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« on: February 12, 2007 08:42:30 PM »

Hey all! Just hoping for some inspiration from all you crafty mccraftsters. I have this wooden coffee table that would make an incredible little dining table, but I have no idea how to go about transforming it. I keep thinking of things to stack and glue to the legs (legs from other things, wood discs a la "The Twits", etc), but I'm terrified that somebody will sit on the table and come crashing down. Also, the legs don't unscrew, they're a permanant part of the table, and I'm a little adverse to hacking them off. Has anyobody either tried this or got some ideas that would be sturdy and, hopefully, non-hideous to look at?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007 08:51:03 PM »

Well, other than keeping it short, and using pillows instead of chairs....

If you could find some wood that is the same or even a little larger than the legs themselves, you could theoretically screw them together. On top of one another, if you were to take and drill a hole in the bottom of the pre-existing leg (PEL) and drill a hole in new leg, (NL) and using a metal rod, fit it inside, (Drilling to the size of the rod) and using wood glue, let it set for a while.
I'm not sure how sturdy that would be, but it's an idea. And if it didn't match, there's tablecloths. Though you said you liked the table.
I conferred with Hubby, and he said it might work, as long as there's no kids that would be doing a lot of wear and tear on the table.....

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007 08:56:44 PM »

I hadn't thought of using a metal rod for support. That makes so much sense...
thanks so much, and tell hubby thanks for me too.  Grin
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