Adding Legs to a Dresser
Adding the legs to the dresser was a game changer, giving the dresser a sleek clean elegant modern look.
I purchased the metal legs from Kijiji , the legs had a top triangular plate with 4 screw holes. They were finished in satin chrome and I spray painted them black.
Here is what you are going to need;
- Old dresser
- Wood Glue
- Metal Furniture legs
- Black Paint
- Steel screw with Allen head
- Wood ( 1×4 and 1×2)
- In order to add legs you will need the bottom of your dresser to be flat. This dresser had skirting on the back for support , so I had to cut out the skirting on the back first.
- To add a base I first measured the height of the side skirting to determine how much wood I needed.
- You can either add a full width of wood on the back of your dresser or you can just fit it in the corners, I opted to fit in the corners to provide a surface for adding the legs.
- I played around with different type of wood to match the side skirting. Using four 1 x 4 and one 1 x2 it was a perfect combination for my base
- Using 1x 4 and 1x 2 wood blocks, attach the longest piece of 1 x 4 using glue and nail gun, to secure the wood.
- Follow with the additional three pieces of 1 x4 , lastly attach your 1 x2 on top, you will want to make sure its longer than your metal leg plate
Here is a Before and After of the dresser.
Bek on Apr 26, 2021
OH, my friends! I just did a quick search, and you can find furniture legs to suit ANY decor at all, including some incredible acrylic ones in several models! I can't wait to find a suitable "throw away" to play with!
Jan on Apr 27, 2021
Love, love, love this. I would prefer wood legs, but this is amazing.