Do you remember way back to the first of the year, when we shared how we made our stump tables??? Here is the link if you need a refresher or you want to make one yourself, HERE. Anyways, when we first made the stumps one of us wanted legs (ME…) and another person did not. I let him win and we did not put legs on the stumps. But the other day our son poured dishwasher soap on the stump, yes it happened, maybe we should put doors on the kitchen cabinets… And because it got on the carpet we needed to move the stumps to clean. After moving the stump, we realized that the smell from the tung oil was making the carpet smell because their was no circulation under there.
Which beings us to today’s post about adding feet to our stump tables.
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We wanted something that matched with the style of the stumps and something that could hold the weight. We debated on adding some steel casters, like these. But in the end did not want them to roll around. So after looking at other options and not finding anything metal that was 2″, I decided to try metal pipe. The ones that people use to make industrial shelves. And this is how easy it was to create an industrial furniture leg.
– 1/2″ Black Floor Flange (found it cheapest here)
– 1/2″ Black Cap (found it cheapest here)
– 1/2″ Black Pipe Nipple (fount it cheapest here)
– #12 x 2 1/2″ Wood Screws, comes in 25 pack (found at your local hardware store, looks like this)
Like I stated in the supplies list, I looked around for these pipe pieces everywhere and I found them the cheapest at Essentialhardware.com, plus you can get FREE shipping with orders over $75. But for the Floor Flange, Cap, and Pipe, it was right around $35 for 12 of each of those. This was more than HALF the cost from the local hardware store. Their website is a little difficult but the pipes work great for this project and shipping was fast.
After receiving the pipe fittings, I washed them in dish soap to remove all the grease from them. Once I finished drying them, I attached the pieces together. I screws the pipe into the floor flange then added the cap to the pipe, making sure to tighten. Then I placed them on the bottom of the stump. I moved them closer to the edge of the stump and moved them around until they made a square, I did use a ruler.
I then took a pencil and marked all the holes where the screws would go because sometimes things can get bumped. Next I took my drill and drilled a hole where the screws will go, slightly smaller than the screws. I drilled a hole first to help make sure that I did not crack the wood when adding the screw.
After I vacuumed all the wood shavings and then attached the screws in place.
Turn the stump table back around and you have some cheap furniture legs. We really like that the legs bring the stumps slightly off the ground. What do you think?
And if you want to make your own now, you can find out how we make our stump tables, HERE.
I have some more plans with these type of pipe fittings and I can not wait to start the project. But I still need to finish the kitchen first…
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