Creating a Pottery Barn Inspired Pedestal From a Vintage Cutting Board

by Jamie
At a consignment shop, I found a handmade cutting board that had definitely seen better days! I knew that it could be repurposed into a wonderful piece, though!
has a wooden pedestal that looks like a vintage cutting board on legs. It inspired me to add some legs to my cutting board. Not only does it look as great at the Pottery Barn version, but mine has that natural, vintage charm we all love!
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  • Jjqq Jjqq on Aug 27, 2017
    How did you attach the legs to the cutting board? Also, where did you find the legs? Thanks--looks so cute

  • Jjqq Jjqq on Aug 27, 2017
    I should have looked at the link first --shows you indicate you glued the legs on --so now new question --did you remove the screws from the legs first -- if so, how were they removed? Thanks -

  • Patty Patty on Aug 04, 2018

    Where did u find the feet for this?

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  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Aug 27, 2017
    I combined two items that most people would have thrown out. The set of chisels unearthed from my gram's tool shed ( Gramp's older set, the metal had rusted away leaving only the wooden handles), and my Gram's old meat board she kept on the kitchen wall. The handles made great legs once I was able to pry out the leftover pieces of the chisels. Since the meatboard was extra thick, I used dowels set into the bottom of the board and the top of the handles and glued them in place with Gorilla Glue. I gave the meat board a good reconditioning and a fresh treatment of mineral oil and beeswax. Thank you for the idea.

  • Tommi L. Perkins Tommi L. Perkins on Dec 30, 2018

    Often I see lamps that really too short for where they are placed on side tables. Something like this with legs added could be something to raise the level of the lamps. I use coffee table books piled in graduated size to do this but this might work.