Well here it is once again 'Friends Feature Friday' is back in full swing for 2012 starting with the very talented 
Kristy @ 4 the love of
WOOD





I'm glad to be back at Finishing Touches in 2012.




One very popular question I get asked on my blog 4 the love of WOOD


is about the legs I add to many of my project pieces.


So I thought I would share some of these projects so you can see


how dramatic adding a set of legs can be.





http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/07/luscious-lanky-legs
-adding-legs-to.html


I'm not going to suggest it's simple or easy.


Every piece needs to be altered in some way to accept a set of legs.


On this particular dresser I had to add an apron around the exterior and
bracing between the legs.











Measuring, cutting, gluing, clamping and screwing are needed to be
done


when doing these kinds of installs to vintage furniture.













The set of solid wood legs used on this dresser came from an unwanted


MDF topped coffee table.













Here are several examples of side tables


I raised up onto legs.





http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/03/barn-gem-white-w
ashed-dove-grey-table.html





http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/03/wall-hook-to-dra
wer-handle-tulip-side.html







http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/09/guess-whats-arr
ived-here-in-bc-his-and.html






I generally only use fancy legs on the fronts of my pieces and stock
lumber


on the back. Below you can see the 4 solid oak legs used on this set
above.


This was the bottom of a very strange open box cabinet thing purchased
at a yard sale.










http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2010/11/hollywood-glamour
-black-night-tables.html















http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/09/epic-adventure-black-chest.
html




This black beauty above needed to be re-enforced before it could take the
installation.












The little shelf below got a set of NEW cast iron lions feet.

http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/01/daddys-cabinet-cabine
t-make-over.html






And next is an example of second hand cast iron stove legs added to
these black side tables.





http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/02/twins-pair-of-black-n
ight-stands.html






Even a bed frame can have bun feet added to lift it up.

http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/08/queen-with-bun-feet
-white-antiqued.html




I don't have one great source for legs, I simply watch for them every where
we go.


An important thing to keep in mind when thinking about installing legs


is the weight of the furniture and the strength of your install
and legs.



http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/06/sleeping-beauty
-art-deco-china-cabinet.html






And of course if the piece is more suited for casters


get a great industrial set.



http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.com/2011/07/answers-to-bur
ning-questions-industrial.html




Till next time,






Kristy @ 4 the love of
WOOD
 
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