How do I finish this table?

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Hello! My neighbor has gifted me this table, and I’ve already done some decent work on it. I thought that I would be ok with the bottoms of the legs the way they are. But now I’m not sure. Is there a way to finish them without making it look ridiculous? Or should I just cut them off? Thank you!

q how do i finish this table
q how do i finish this table
q how do i finish this table
q how do i finish this table
  9 answers
  • If you want them to blend in, paint them the same color. Personally, I'd cut them off.

  • Em Em on Apr 25, 2020

    You can add a strip the same height as the bottom piece just a little bit wider so it bumps outward about 1/2 inch. Glue on with with wood glue and paint white to match or make them stand out with the same color grey the you used above.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 25, 2020

    Sarah... unless it would seriously impact the the height of dining at the table, I'd simply cut them off! If it does, Em's idea would be an easy, workable solution!

  • Gini Gini on Apr 25, 2020

    I think another coat of paint to get a more covered and smooth surface might do it I like the legs they have a nice look

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Apr 25, 2020

    Will the table still be a good height if you cut them off? If not you could add trim around the bottom to hide that funny part.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Apr 25, 2020

    I would cut those bottom pieces off. The legs would have a nice finished look without those bottom pieces hanging around.

  • Hb Hb on Apr 25, 2020

    I personally like the idea of trim around those odd pieces at the bottom of the table . it would give the table a more finished look . I am betting that is what was there before .

  • William William on Apr 26, 2020

    It looks like there were some flat platform bases that those slipped into. If your handy you can make something similar. Otherwise cut them off.


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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 27, 2020

    I'd add a simple trim all the way around the base and paint same color.