22 Aug

Let’s use the washers

Putting flat washers on your table legs stabilizes the table and protects the wood from damage. Washers help your table if it is being built for the first time or the legs are simply unstable. It is very easy to connect the nuts and washers to each leg of the table and it takes only a few minutes. Once this is done, the table rises correctly and is less likely to fall or break.


Place a blanket or towel on the floor of your work area. Putting one on the floor before flipping the table will protect the table top from scratches. After that, turn the table, without legs, on the back. You should see the four sections, or brackets or L-shaped openings, where the legs are screwed on.

Place one of the legs in the proper position. If the leg is the same shape on all four sides, there should be no problem in its fitting. There should be one or two long screws. Usually about 2 inches long – attached to the leg, on one side. The side with the screws should face the center of the table. The screws should be closer to the table face down.

Place the washer on the screw, followed by the nut. Twist the nut by hand until it is tight against the washer. If desired, tighten the wing nut with a wrench. Repeat for the other three legs. Test the legs by trying to force and make some pressure on each one; if the leg does not move, it is safe. If it does, tighten the nut with a wrench. Finally, we can flip the table back again and enjoy the result of our work.




21 Aug

If the legs of your table are uneven, this is what you need to do

You may want to change the height of a table, or adjust the height of one of the legs if the table rocks or tilts with uneven legs. You can cut a leg from the table and just change the leg length, or you can also change the shape of a leg. If you cut a table leg to be a conical shape, they generally have a more delicate look compared to legs with only straight cuts.




First, remove a leg from the table by using a screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the leg from the table to the table. Measure the table legs and make a mark or note of how much length you want to remove from the table leg so that it will still be with the other table legs.



Then, place the table leg on a table bench saw so that the end of the leg being cut is close to the saw blade. Attach the leg of a table to a table bench saw using tongs.




Finally, cut the leg of the table on which he has marked. Be sure to make a cut level by running the saw evenly across the leg. Once the leg is ready, sand the wood into which it is cut to smooth out.

Just in case, it is important to highlight that if you want to cut a table leg to be tapered, use a tapered template to guide your cuts



21 Aug

Placing wheels on table legs

We are going to place some wheels in the legs of the table and then, we will be able to move the table of an easy way and without spoiling the ground or make noises.

In these parties where family meals and dinners abound, it is common to move chairs and tables from one side of the house to the other. To avoid scratching the soil and not getting so much noise we will guide you to place the wheels correctly.


The first step, it is a matter of placing simple wheels, with brake, in the legs of the furniture to move it comfortably from one side to another, and at the same time, to be able to immobilize it when we need it. In order to know which model of wheel we have to buy, we return, in this case the table, to one side and check what type of legs it has. We will install wheels that are fixed with a boat screw.




We calculate the center point of each leg, mark the points of attachment and make a hole, with the drill and a drill for wood. As the wheel does not let us insert the screw, we release it from the bracket and we present the latter in the leg. Next, insert the boat screw and put the wheel back in place.





In case the table has been too high you will have to cut the legs slightly. When these are square, drawing the line of cut is very simple: with a ruler or squad, we make the marks on the four sides. In round legs, however, this measure does not serve us. We will get a perfect result, wrapping a folio around the leg.




You see how easy it is to end the annoying noises caused by the coming and going of furniture.