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« on: October 26, 2010 05:59:24 PM »

Earlier this evening I stumbled across a neighbor tossing out this stand.

It's a little beat up, it needs a repainting and a new back. It's a little warped, but otherwise it's in good shape. Except for this.

One of the supporty-feet thingies was completely broken off. It looks like it's part of the whole side of the cabinet, so I can't just glue on another piece. I could replace the side, but I don't think I want to do that.

I was thinking about sawing that part so it's completely flat and then attaching a round foot to the bottom part with a nail and some wood glue, maybe reinforcing it somehow? I know it wouldn't be the prettiest but I'd be willing to live with that. However I have no experience with woodworking, so do you guys have any suggestions?

I'm also a little concerned that there's moisture in the wood... I know some of the surface treatment/painting was damp but how do I tell if it's deep into the wood?

Any tips, pointers, random information, etc, would be lovely. <3
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 02:33:30 PM »

I think the easiest and most stable thing to do is to saw off all the feet and either leave it flat, or get some screw on feet at the hardware store.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 03:42:44 PM »

if your worried about the moisture you could always seal the bottom that you cut with a varnish or paint


« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010 12:35:21 AM »

I second cutting off all the feet so the bottom is flat.  Then get some wooden or screw on feet for all 4 corners.  Matching feet will look nicer and it'll sit better since all the feet will be exactly the same height.


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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011 06:19:30 AM »

I'd saw off all four feet so that it's flat. Then, if you want, you can go to a hardware or craft store and find something to use as feet. Also, if you're worried about moisture, maybe you can just seal it with some sort of top coat? I'm not really sure!

But I have to say, I really like that piece! I've been wanting something similar to that. I hope you can save it and turn it into something lovely Smiley
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