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Hey guys! I just got 2 desk(table) tops, but without any legs. What is a nice (and sturdy) way of making custom legs for them? 

They are both 160cm x 80cm and I want to have them in an L-shape. Also I want them to be seperate, so when friends come over they can sit next to me.

Btw, recommended desk height for me is 78-80cm.

 

If you need more info, just ask for it.

Hope anyone can help me!


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Just go to a hardware store and buy a nice 4x4 (dont know what the metric equivlent is) that matches the length you need and then paint/stain it to what you want it to look like and then i wood use wood glue and (if possible) countersunk screws from the top

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18 minutes ago, potatoproduction said:

countersunk screws from the top

Or use some L brackets/corner braces :P 


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13 minutes ago, potatoproduction said:

Just go to a hardware store and buy a nice 4x4 (dont know what the metric equivlent is) that matches the length you need and then paint/stain it to what you want it to look like and then i wood use wood glue and (if possible) countersunk screws from the top

My father owned a woodworking shop for years and I can tell you that is not the way to put legs on a table or desk... it will work but is not the best way. Never put any screws down through the top, always screw up from the bottom making sure your screws are shorter then the thickness of the top so they down come thru. That way you have a totally smooth spotless top. You will also want some kind of brace or angle brackets the bigger the better... or the legs will most likely come loose over time.

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Bij de gemiddelde Praxis/Gamma/Formido/Karwei hebben ze wel losse tafelpoten. Kan je er gewoon aan vast schroeven. Lekker simpel, lekker makkelijk.

 

Als je een beetje handig bent, kan je eventueel ook naar de lokale ijzerhandel gaan, om daar wat staal te kopen. Dan las je gewoon iets inelkaar.

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35 minutes ago, xDanielxOossiex said:

Hey guys! I just got 2 desk(table) tops, but without any legs. What is a nice (and sturdy) way of making custom legs for them? 

They are both 160cm x 80cm and I want to have them in an L-shape. Also I want them to be seperate, so when friends come over they can sit next to me.

Btw, recommended desk height for me is 78-80cm.

 

If you need more info, just ask for it.

Hope anyone can help me!

You can buy table legs from Ikea. 


 

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Some wood and L-brackets or go to nearest IKEA and buy set of them. IKEA legs use screws and collar and are pretty nice looking too.


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