Asked on Mar 07, 2012

Nice legs anyone?

by Nikki
I'm attempting to build a console table using two bifold closet doors I've painted grey. I'm trying to find some unique items to use as legs for the table, maybe something similar to what's shown in the attached pictures. Any suggestions on where I can find unique table legs? I'm talking reclaimed, repurposed, not expensive, brand new table legs.
q nice legs anyone, painted furniture, Curved Leg
Curved Leg
q nice legs anyone, painted furniture, Chunky Leg
Chunky Leg
  18 answers
  • Sherri B Sherri B on Mar 07, 2012
    Nikki, inside Atlanta proper, there are several reclaimed stores that have a lot of repurpose/reclaimed stuff you could use. The name escapes me at the moment (dang Menopause!!!), but I'm sure someone on here can point you in the right direction. The only one that I can remember at the moment is the Habitat for Humanity's yard. Their website is . Good luck!

  • Sherri B Sherri B on Mar 07, 2012
    Hmmm... anyway, let me try that again. The website is atlantahabitat dot org / restore (add the www at the front, put periods instead of dot and remove all the spaces).

  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Mar 07, 2012
    Sherrie, I'm not sure why the link didn't post the first time but here it is:

  • Sherri B Sherri B on Mar 07, 2012
    Thanks, Miriam! You must have been holding your mouth right. :-)

  • There are also some online store where you can buy legs, but if you are thinking of re-purposing then craiglist is a good place to find an old table. You can then remove the legs and use it.

  • Designs by BSB Designs by BSB on Mar 07, 2012
    if you cannot find anything old, has some incredible choices

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc. Peace Painting Co., Inc. on Mar 07, 2012
    Try one of our local thrift stores for table parts to cannibalize. CP

  • Karin F Karin F on Mar 08, 2012
    It depends on how fancy you want your table to be. I've seen table legs made from old crutches, baseball bats, golf clubs. I've seen iron that used to be used on a porch that would make for interesting table legs, and metal piping could be dolled up with some odd fittings to give it an industrial look.

  • Donna McCrummen Donna McCrummen on Mar 08, 2012
    An old crib maybe.

  • A. Marlene L A. Marlene L on Mar 08, 2012
    Try etsy there is some of everything there.

  • Janice A Janice A on Mar 08, 2012
    What is etsy?

  • A golf club doubled up on either side of a post would be a pretty cool look and about the right height for a console table. Take a trip through the local thrift stores and see what you find!

  • Melissa G Melissa G on Mar 09, 2012 is a site with numerous storefronts for people who make their own things to sell -- from crafts to gifts to furniture. Unusual finds, great ideas, things you don't see elsewhere. You deal with vendors directly.

  • Sherri B Sherri B on Mar 10, 2012
    Even I have a storefront on ETSY, but it's for jewelry. Search for sherrirbgr, and you should see my store Magpie Designs.

  • Em Em on Mar 30, 2015
    long slender Lamp Bases with hardware removed.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 17, 2015
    My community seems to have a whole lot of pianos being junked. Lots of them have nice legs that might be ideal for this purpose.

  • Nikki Nikki on Nov 17, 2015
    I ended up finding a porch rail with balustrades that I removed from the rail. Worked perfectly!

  • VeeVeca Torrence VeeVeca Torrence on Feb 23, 2016
    That's so beautiful