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« on: October 12, 2005 09:37:48 AM »

I have a low bookcase (2 shelves) made by my Grandpa a million years ago. I have painted it lacquer red and put baskets from Ikea in the shelves to make it more "modern" and it looks great. The problem is, it sits directly on the floor and collects cat hair tumbleweeds, etc on the lower shelf. I think it would look fab if I added low legs. Does anyone have a good source for table legs?? I don't want "bun feet" or anything too fancy, carved, what have you, or metal. I am envisioning about 6" plain, tapered, Danish Modern type wooden legs, but I don't want to spend...ahem...an arm and a leg! ALSO, if anyone has any genious inspirations of a craft alternative to actual legs, I'm up for ideas!! Thanks!  One MORE question...info on how to attach legs to things would also be handy!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005 10:15:43 AM »

One of your best sources for "free" furniture legs.....keep your eye out when
you're driving around, for old sofas/furniture that is being thrown out.  Most
sofas have smaller legs that just unscrew from the bottom.  I never pay for
something when there is a free source out there!  I also use this idea for those
times when I need foam for a project...(we all know what that cost in a fabric
store).  As long as the cushions are in decent shape (doesn't matter if the
fabric is torn), I'll use the foam from inside the cushions for other projects.

Old chairs that are no longer usable for seating are also great....just cut off the
legs at the height you want.  You can buy double ended screws are just about
any hardware store (one end screws into top of leg, the other end screws
into the bottom of your shelf).
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2005 10:54:58 PM »

This is an awesome site that sales Danish Modern furniture and other mid century marvels (reproductions). The link is for "Hairpin Table Legs" that are usually sold on their cool boomerang tables but that you can buy separately and seem to be reasonably priced. Shipping might gouge you, tho. I asked about these legs and was told they screw on.

I figured (because I had thought of getting these) that if you don't want to drill holes in your nice furniture you could get blocks of wood and drill holes into the blocks, then screw the legs in....then hot glue the blocks to your furniture.....



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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005 12:52:57 PM »

You could check out the scrap bins at the lumber yard, or if there is housing manufactureing place near you.  (Design Homes, Wick Homes, etc)
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