Attach wood blocks to legs?


Hi Have a solid oak dining table needed to be raised up 6" for optimum height of a cutting out table in my sewing room. What's the most secure way to attach the 4 pieces of wood to the bottom of the legs?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 17, 2021

    You could add bun feet:

    • Attach bun feet to the bottom of a wooden table. Buy 4 bun feet with pre-installed hanger bolts from your local hardware store. Drill holes that are approximately 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep into the bottom of the table legs, then hammer in tee nuts. Screw in the bun feet until they are firmly attached and the table doesn't wobble. Buy tee nuts that fit the hanger bolts in the bun feet.
    • Paint the bun feet the same color as the table legs so that they blend in, if desired.


  • Petticoats Petticoats on Mar 17, 2021

    Thanks will be in the hardware store as soon as they open

  • Bun feet are a great idea and there are lots of styles of 'feet' available. Check in your local home improvement store.

  • on Mar 17, 2021

    What about adding casters? Then you could move it around easily. Unless you want it to stay in place all the time, of course.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 17, 2021

    here is some info for you

    if you added casters you can buy the type that has a lock on the wheels then if you need to move it you can

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Mar 17, 2021

    Bun feet would be a good option. You could also use bed risers. This article describes some options you could consider:

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 17, 2021
    8 Easy Ways To Attach Furniture Feet

  • Here is a way to do it with dollar store items:

  • Dee Dee on Mar 17, 2021

    I would buy bun feet at Lowes or home Depot, They come with screws that attach to the bottom of a leg. And they come in different heights.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 17, 2021

    Hello. Here are some leg extension ideas for your consideration. Hope this helps

  • Annie Annie on Mar 18, 2021

    A pic of the legs would be helpful, but using some steel bar that is screwed or bolted to existing and extensions would work. You could also just usse some 2 or 3" steel square tubing if you have a friend with a welder...

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 18, 2021

    Hi Petticoats: Maybe not 4,but 2 pieces of wood will work better. You can get a 6 x 6 piece of wood as long as it is from the front left to the back left legs and right front and right back legs are and put the table on these. If you have a drill bit that's pretty wide, or a forstner bit, you can drill about 1/2 way. or so, into the 6x6 where the table legs will be, and then use a smaller bit to drill the rest of the way through the middle of this hole and into the middle of the table leg and then screw the 6x6 onto the legs. You won't see the screws and this will be secure. 4 pieces of wood may just be a bit sketchy and insecure. I hope you can understand what I mean :) I did this on my couch, and it works quite well.

    Good luck

  • Petticoats Petticoats on Mar 19, 2021


    Thanks for this idea, was worried that the table would wobble on 4 bits of wood. I like how 2 long bits sound more secure. Off to the DIY store to see if they have 2 pieces available. Thanks again

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