How To Install Wood Table and Furniture Legs

P634_27_116How to install a wood table leg/furniture leg is not very different from installing a metal table leg/furniture leg. The primary difference in many cases is that the wood table leg/furniture leg will not be pre-drilled for installation on a mounting plate or threaded bolt. This is not always the case, but does occur frequently. This gives you more freedom for how to install a wood table leg/furniture leg on a mounting plate or threaded bolt of non-standard size. If you have experience in woodworking and feel comfortable drilling your own hole in the wood table leg/furniture leg, I say go ahead as this will save you time and money. If your only experience with woodworking is assembling an IKEA bookcase (and even that didn’t go well) I say save yourself missing fingers and a trip to the hospital and contact a reputable carpenter or other experienced woodworker in your area. For such a small task, I’m sure the carpenter would appreciate if you brought the wood table legs or furniture legs to their shop rather than having them make a trip to your home. You’ll also save some money not having to pay for a home visit.

If your wood table leg/furniture leg will be installed on furniture that does not already have its own mounting plate or threaded bolt for installation, I would recommend going with an M10 thread. This is the standard bolt size for table legs/furniture legs and will save you a headache in the future if you decide to switch to metal table legs/furniture legs or swap out wood table legs/furniture legs. Now that your hole is drilled in the wood table legs/furniture legs and you have your M10 (or other size) mounting plate or threaded bolt, you can continue with your installation. Screw your mounting plate or threaded bolt to the underside of your table or other furniture. I’m sure I didn’t have to tell you to flip your furniture upside down to make this easier. If you’re just now flipping your furniture over, no problem (I didn’t see a thing). Continuing with your installation we reach the last step where you will screw your table legs/furniture legs onto their respective mounting plates or threaded bolts. Make sure the table legs/furniture legs are secure, but do not over tighten them. You don’t want the wood to split. Your table leg/furniture leg installation is now complete. I don’t have to tell you this, but for the sake of my own conscience I’ll advise you to now flip your furniture over onto its new legs before using it. Using your furniture upside down negates all the hard work you put into installing your table legs/furniture legs. I’ll end these installation instructions the same way Pop Tarts instructions are written. Cool briefly before handling. I know it doesn’t make sense, but I don’t care. It’s Christmas. If you’re reading this in April, this really makes no sense. Why am I still writing this? Enjoy your new legs. Cool briefly.

How To Install Table Legs on Wood, Laminate, & Granite Table Tops

Installing table legs on wood, laminate, and granite table tops is not much more difficult than installing table legs on glass tops; but, there will be a few additional steps. If you recall, we covered how to install table legs on glass table tops in a previous blog post. Installation of table legs on wood, laminate, and granite table tops will be nothing like that so hunker down and take notes. If you have table legs already that you are preparing to install on an existing top, please read through these instructions before starting your installation.

1. Position your mounting bracket a minimum of 1” from the corner edge of your table top. For “bunny ear” or “D Shaped” mounting brackets, the rounded edge should be positioned toward the corner of the top.

2. (If installing legs on wood or laminate tops, skip to step 4.) Use a pencil to mark the screw holes where you will drill into your table top. Remove the mounting brackets.

3. Drill your screw holes at the locations you previously marked. Replace the mounting plate over your drilled holes.

4. With a power screwdriver (or manual if you want a workout) affix the screws to the mounting plate.

5. Once your mounting plate has been secured, install your leg on the mounting plate.

6. Repeat steps 1 – 5 for your remaining legs.

Before standing your table top on its new legs, make sure that all screws on the mounting plate are securely tightened and the leg is secure to the mounting plate. Different manufacturers may offer different options for securing the table leg to the mounting plate. Make sure you follow their directions explicitly to avoid a catastrophe later. A table collapsing on your legs is not an enjoyable experience.

Sedona Furniture Legs: The Prettier Cousins of the Como Leg

Sedona Furniture Legs by Camar are attractive, strong furniture legs that complement varied furniture styles and provide ample support for seating. Remember when I told you in the Como Furniture Leg blog that the Sedona Furniture Legs are its prettier cousins? You haven’t read it? Go read it now. I’ll wait. This is a blog for Pete’s sake; where am I gonna go? Good, you’re back. Now as I was saying, Sedona Furniture Legs are the prettier cousins of the Como. When the look of your furniture leg is top priority (and you’re not trying to support elephants) then the Sedona Furniture Legs are what you need. The Sedona Furniture Legs come in 8 striking styles. I defy you to not like any of them. Strong words, but I stand by them. All of the legs come in an Aluminum Matte Finish and you can choose either a 4” or 6” height. Or choose both heights. I’m not here to judge.

While the Sedona Furniture Legs may not have the awesome weight capacity of their cousin Como, they still support a very respectable 200 lbs. per leg. Four of these legs on your sofa would easily support Aunt Bertha and Uncle Roscoe when they come over for the holidays. You don’t want them breaking another set of sofa legs. Even your snooty cousin will think the Sedona Furniture Legs are very chic (though she’ll inevitably question your judgment on the sofa). Were you wondering how the Sedona Furniture Legs will install on your furniture? I’m glad you asked because Camar has done a beautiful thing. Not only will you receive a square mounting plate with each leg, you will also receive an M10 threaded stem that can screw into your sofa in the same location as the furniture legs that Aunt Bertha and Uncle Roscoe broke. The Sedona Legs won’t succumb to their awesome poundage nearly as easily as those other furniture legs. No offense to Aunt Bertha and Uncle Roscoe.

Pedestal Table Bases For Café Tables

Pedestal Table Bases offer an attractive table support option in cafés, bars, and restaurants with varied design aesthetics. Pedestal table bases provide a strong, single column support for standard size tables and up to four columns for oversized tables. Some Pedestal Table Bases allow for anchoring the base to the floor inside or ground outside a restaurant or bar to avoid the tables being moved, stolen, or otherwise destroyed by the elements. Pedestal Table Bases are fabricated in aluminum, cast iron, steel, and stainless steel for various uses. For instance, stainless steel pedestal table bases can be used in high end cafés and restaurants whereas aluminum or cast iron pedestal table bases can be used for outdoor seating. Stainless steel, aluminum, and cast iron table bases are not available in multiple finishes. For assorted finish options, only the steel pedestal table bases can be used.

Aside from the aesthetic for pedestal table bases, the height required is possibly the most important aspect for the pedestal table bases. Pedestal table bases are available in the standard 28” table height or 42” bar height. Bar height pedestal table bases are particularly useful for use with bar stools or for standing only areas of a bar or café. Bar height pedestal table bases can also be used as a unique product display in retail stores. Additionally, steel pedestal table bases are also available in custom heights ranging from 28” – 36” for special table or counter heights. These custom heights will not compromise the strength and sturdiness of the pedestal table base in anyway. These durable, high quality pedestal table bases in steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and cast iron are a great choice that will last for years to come.