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, DIY stump table. 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 there was no circulation under there.
Which brings 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 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 a metal pipe. The ones that people use to make industrial shelves. And this is how easy it was to create an industrial furniture leg.
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 screw 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?
I have some more plans with this type of pipe fittings and I can not wait to start the project. But I still need to finish the kitchen first…