The Unconventional Guide to Peter Meier, Inc.

pmilogoPeter Meier, Inc. is a supplier of designer and utilitarian furniture legs, table legs, casters, and cabinet levelers. Do you need a desk height leg that folds under the table top for easy storage? Done. Do you need an attractive, yet heavy duty furniture leg for your entertainment center? Done. Do you need stainless steel table bases for your outdoor café? Done. Peter Meier, Inc. has you covered for support legs for glass, wood, laminate, or granite table tops and furniture feet for all anything from a tv stand to a sofa. From stylish, Italian designed table legs to industrial furniture feet, Peter Meier has been supplying commercial and residential customers with table and furniture supports for 25 years. Their superior quality and attention to design has made them an industry leader.

Peter Meier, Inc. (PMI) is not just a table and furniture support company. Their catalog of products extends from kitchen organization to closet accessories. The quality that PMI is well known for in their table legs and furniture feet is also represented in the rest of their catalogue of products. All natural wicker baskets for storage and organization, VASA drawer slides, and natural wood lazy susans are just a few of the vast catalog of high quality household accessories that are available from PMI. PMI can even help you with hard to find hardware pieces such as shelf supports, cam locks, and hanging brackets without requiring you to purchase an entire box of 50 or 100.

Hafele Taller Metal Table Legs for the Do It Yourselfer

635_20_066wheelsHafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs offer do it yourselfers an option for creating table legs in the exact height they require. At first glance a 56” table leg seems ridiculously oversized unless you’re Yao Ming or Leonid Stadnyk. Look them up if you don’t know who on Earth I’m talking about. While the table legs could conceivably be used at their full height for extremely tall people, the primary intention for the Hafele Taller Metal Table Legs is for the do it yourselfer who wants to create their own table leg. The average person—even a do it yourselfer—does not have access to a smelting plant or a metal forming operation to actually create their own table leg. The next best thing would be the Hafele Taller Metal Table Legs. These table legs can be cut to the size needed with a hacksaw pretty easily. Let’s say for instance that you require table legs for a dining room table you’re building; but, you want the legs to be exactly 31-9/16”. Why do you need the legs to be this exact height? I have no idea; this is a hypothetical scenario after all. Anyway, your search for 31-9/16” table legs is fruitless. Then you encounter the Hafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs. You think this is the absolute last leg you need since they are so large. Then you remember this brilliant blog you read about the Hafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs and how they can be cut to size. You buy them, measure them, and hack the bejabbers out of them to get your 31-9/16” table legs. Voila! You didn’t have to settle for shorter table legs or use risers under the table to get the exact height you wanted. That’s the beauty of the Hafele 56” taller metal table legs.

Now what if you need a rolling table leg that is exactly 31-9/16” tall including the casters at the bottom? Then you’re screwed! Just kidding. Would I really do that to you? Actually, the Hafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs can also be used with casters for a rolling table leg application. The modular design of the Hafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs not only makes them optimal for modification, but also for adding on third party accessories such as casters, levelers, or floor mounted plates for installation on a boat. The Hafele 56” Taller Metal Table Legs are a versatile workhorse that will be a great addition to your workshop.

Single Table Legs: When 5 Table Legs Are All You Need

height-adjustable-legsTable legs are not only available in sets of 4; several models are available individually when an odd number of table legs or a single table leg is needed. How many times have you called a company looking for table legs and were told that they are only available in sets of 4? If you’ve never attempted to buy single table legs before and are only reading this blog for informational purposes, then I guess I have my answer. For the rest of you, I’m sure it has been many times. Single table legs are not very common primarily because most tables use four table legs and packaging them together in a set will save you money; but, buying two sets of table legs when you only need five is the opposite of saving money. In such instances, some manufacturers have wisely made their table legs available in sets and individually. This really will save you money and will also save you the aggravation of having extra table legs that you don’t need taking up space in your home or office.

Aside from standard table legs that are available individually, there are also peninsula table legs that are available as single table legs. These table legs are only available individually because they are meant to support the peninsula (overhang) of a counter, island, or conference table with extension. Also, large conference table legs such as disc bases and H Bases are available individually. Conference tables will usually only require between 1 and 3 of these large table bases and selling them as a set of 4 or more would be absolutely mad. However, if you have a ginormous conference table (ginormous is a word…look it up) you can always use 4 or more conference table legs if required.

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.

How To Install Table Legs on Glass Tops

61271010_Applicationpicture2.1Installing table legs on a glass table top is a very simple process. First and foremost, absolutely no screws. I’m sure this is obvious for the majority of us; but, for those few that have power drills in hand, put it down and step away. No hardware, besides the actual table legs, will be required. Glass top table legs have a unique mounting plate. It is a solid, smooth piece of metal that can either be round, square, triangle, or whatever shape the manufacturer decides. Also have clear silicone adhesive gel or glass glue at the ready. Here are the steps you will follow for how to install your glass top table legs:

1. Place your glass table top on the floor with the underside of the table top facing up.

2. Thoroughly clean the underside of the glass table top.

3. Place a dime sized amount of glue at each mounting point on the table.

4. Place the flat surface of the table leg mounting plate on the dollop of glue and press firmly for a few seconds.

5. Follow the instructions for the glue that you use for your installation. Curing times may range from a few hours to overnight.

6. Once the glue has cured, install your table legs onto the mounting plates and stand your table on the legs.

7. You have successfully completed the installation of your glass top table legs.

When standing your table on the newly installed legs, it’s best to have someone assist you to prevent damage to your glass table top. You don’t want all your hard work going to waste. For more complex table bases that may involve additional components such as the IDEA Rail Support System, the installation process would remain the same. After installing your legs onto the mounting bases that have cured and created a firm seal on the glass table top, you would proceed with the remainder of the installation as normal.