Stacked Table Legs

Stacked Table Legs

Create a new custom base to replace your dining table’s legs.


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Refresh the look of your dining table by replacing the table legs with an elegant center base.

Materials
Existing dining table
Tape measure
Pencil
Paper
(26) 1-inch thick wood circles at various diameters (Available to order in bulk online)
Skill saw
Wood glue
1 1⁄2-inch nails
Nail gun
100-grit sandpaper
Damp rag
1 gallon of wood stain (to match your existing dining table top)
Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Turn your existing table upside-down so the tabletop is on the ground. Measure the total height of the existing table base (or legs), and write down that height to reference later when you’re building up the new circular base
  2. Measure and mark where you will cut the table base to begin the new circle base. Use a skill saw to cut the table base at this mark. Discard the remnants
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Tip: Ultimately, your plan is dependent upon how much of the existing table base you can re-use. If you have to remove the entire base, then compensate by adding more wood circles later on.

  1. Find the center of your first circle by measuring the diameter of the circle and dividing by two. Mark the center point
  2. Place a bead of wood glue on the freshly cut table base. Line up the center of your first circle over the table base and press firmly into the glue. Drive two 1 1⁄2-inch nails through the circle and into the table base to secure it in place
  3. Repeat step four but place wood glue on your newly secured circle. Continue layering and securing the circles on top of one another until you reach your previous base height (established in step one)

Tip: Mix up the size of your circles for visual interest. You will likely start with a narrower circle and ultimately build to a larger circle, making sure your table is stable when upright.

  1. Lightly sand the new circle base with 100-grit sandpaper
  2. Wipe the base down with a damp rag to get rid of the excess dust
  3. Stain the new base to match your existing tabletop, applying the stain along the wood grain. Let dry. Repeat as necessary until you match to your existing tabletop stain

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