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How To: Add Legs to Furniture (The Easy Way!)

By Classy Clutter on Mar 05, 2013


Today I'm going to show you how to add legs to virtually any piece of furniture. It's super simple and pretty fool-proof! If you can use a drill, you can do it!


First, you'll need the materials. I found the bookcase on the side of the road and got the metal brackets and legs from Lowes. They have a bunch of different sizes and styles, so choose the size and style to suit the piece of furniture you'll be working with.You will need a drill or a strong arm and a screwdriver. For this piece, I needed four brackets (under $2 each) and four legs (also under $2 each). Note: only three are pictured, but I obviously needed four *winks*


Simply screw the metal plates to the bottom of your piece.


Then screw each leg into its corresponding metal plate, and that's it!


All done! Now, I'm sure you know I'm not a fan of faux wood furniture, so I painted wood-laminate legs. There's an excellent tutorial for painting laminate here.


Here's a close-up of the legs. I love the added height and since the bookshelf was going in such a small space, the legs make it look less heavy in the room.


Told ya you could do it! Check out the full post for baby's nursery nook here.


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