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The legs' length is adjustable, each leg is connected to the desk by means of a plate with 4 screws on the perimeter. I want to lower the table's front legs so the table becomes slanted. I would like to be able to adjust the slant degree so placing wedges between the legs and the desk does not help me. I've been thinking on adding some kind of bearing between the desk and the legs but haven't found any bearing that would enable me to do that. Any suggestions?

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I would use a hinge on each leg as the attachment, with the hinge facing forward. You want something reasonably tight so it doesn't shake the desk around.

You'll probably have to put a wood block on top of the legs, so that the legs and hinge both have something to attach to.

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Constrain that sucker into a four bar linkage so it's only got one degree of freedom. A hinged cross-piece that's parallel to the tabletop should be placed between the legs. Otherwise it will be unstable. Good concept idea to get things rolling though. – Doresoom Sep 8 '11 at 22:55
Greg, thanks. I'll do that and use a crosspiece for the legs as @Doresoom said. – Noam Kremen Sep 10 '11 at 7:30

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