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What is the best way to shorten legs on a table and chairs?

A few years ago we bought a "bar height" kitchen table and chairs. It seemed like a good idea at the time but we hate it now. It's terrible to have to sit with your feet not touching the floor for ...
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How to improve this table stability?

I built this tall wooden table for working while standing. The problem is that it's a little bit unstable(shaky) horizontally. What is the minimum work I can do to make it stable? Edit: Diagonal ...
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How to turn an outdoors tree stump into a table?

A large tree at our summer house became dangerous and had to be cut down last week. This left us with a sizable (about 1m in diameter) stump, still rooted to the ground. My idea (and wife tends to ...
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How do I get a plastic bag logo stain off my finished wood table?

The bag in the photo below stained my wood table (see the photos). The bag had held some heavy books an was laid face-down on the table. I don't know if this happened through basic time and pressure,...
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How do I measure the leg positions for a three-legged table with a circular top?

I am creating a three-legged stand for a monitor (not really a table, but whatever) and am not sure how to conduct the measurements so that all three legs are accurately spaced in an equilateral ...
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Glass table supporting 12 gallon aquarium

I just recently setup an aquarium I had on this long glass table with dimensions of 54 x 18 inches. The glass is about a half inch thick. My 12 gallon tank I would estimate filled at around 200 lbs. ...
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What type of adhesive do I use to bond metal & glass?

I need some strong adhesive for a table. The glass panel fell off and I have no idea what type I need. It needs to be clear and very strong. Pics here:
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Where can I get, or how can I DIY table slides that will accept leaves totaling 104"?

I have two identical 66" long tables with stationary pedestal bases. The table tops slide apart to accept one 24" leaf in the middle resulting in tables that are 90" long. I'd like to modify one of ...
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How to cut curved legs for a table

I'm planning to build a bed-side table and wish to build it with gently curved legs. I'm planning to recycle wood some old hardwood doors by cutting the blocks out with a circular saw, then cutting ...
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What considerations do I need to make when mounting heavy objects on plaster walls?

I have just moved into an old apartment in Brooklyn. The landlord has warned us that all the walls are plaster with wood framing. I have not dealt with this type of wall before. I would like to hang ...
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What type of wood should I use to resurface my table?

A club at uni has this great big old table. (about 1220mm by 2420mm). The club in question is the gaming club, so pen and paper RPGs, card games, boardgames, warhammer. fairly rarely models are ...
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How can I find the centre of a round table?

I was building a round table with a single pole in the middle. I have the round table top, a base, a pole and a mount to go under the table. The mount has a hole in the middle for the pole and then ...
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Fixing a bent bolt?

I'm subletting an apartment for the fall, and the only table is broken: a bolt for attaching one of the legs to the tabletop is bent. See the attached photo. How should I repair it?
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How do I remove wobble from my DIY table?

I made this table: This is how the legs are attached to the table: It has 3 legs on the back and two on the front. The top is solid wood. It wobbles both from front to back and side to side (front ...
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Is gluing table top planks better than using pocket hole screws?

I am learning furniture building. I started by building tables using pocket hole screws to attach the planks together and also to attach the table top to the apron/base. I am now converting to using ...
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What is the name of the hardware used to build this dinner console table?

What is the name of the hardware used to build this dinner console table? If you are aware of a similar design I would really appreciate some links. I am looking for a dinner table that has to be "...
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How can I grind and smooth a concrete table top?

Hey guys so I just welded up a table and now I am going to make a table top. So here is the problem. I welded the table up and looks square but is off about 2 degrees here and there from heat warpage. ...
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How can I build a two-legged table?

I am building a rectangular coffee table and want to build it with two legs The table top will be 120cm x 100cm (approx 47x39inches). The table height will be 40cm (approx. 16 inches) the idea is ...
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How can I join boards for table legs?

I'm working on building a table, and I'm trying to find some lumber to use for the legs. I've found some 3" x 3" x 3' lumber nearby, which is more or less exactly what I need, however it's relatively ...
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Can I remove oil-based paint from furniture with paint stripper and pressure washer?

I have an old dining table with a thick layer of oil-based paint. Since it has lots of paint chips so I decided to remove the old layer and repaint again. I started off using a palm sander for a ...
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Bubbles and craters in polyurethane

This is the first time I've done anything like this before. I used a part a and VB a part b type resin. After mixing I applied it to the wood surface. I was told all I had to do is gently blow the ...
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How to stack 2x4 table legs?

I have a desk made with 2x4 legs I want to increase the height for a work table. I'm thinking adding 5 1/2". How to I connect the new piece onto the original leg? I've been looking at pocket holes but ...
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How can I repair a hole in wood laminate kitchen countertop?

Builders made a hole in the worktop, the surface is a laminated wood. What is the correct way to repair this ?
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Finish for rustic natural kitchen table

this is a picture of my kitchen table and coffee table. Both are sanded down to only wood. We like the rustic non shine look and the color exactly like it is but need some coating for use. What is the ...
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How do I get 2x6 and up pine, or a close alternative, in California?

I am building ana white style farmhouse tables with planked tops. Most people that I see building these online are using 2x pine. It is cheap and drier than some wood. Here in Northern California, the ...
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How can I protect my rug from being dented by table stands?

I have one rug (rug on top of carpet in my apartment) in the living room where a center table rests, and one rug under the dining table. Each of the rugs have developed dents at the point of contact ...
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Is 1/2“ plywood sufficient in strength as a 40”x28" table top?

I'm looking to make a 40" by 28" table for a six year old. I would like to use 1/2" plywood for the top and for two shelving units attached below. Those shelving units will also serve as the front two ...
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Any reason to get a table/countertop thicker than 1.5"?

I am looking at getting a butcher block table top to construct a desk. The maker offers four standard thicknesses: 1.5", 1.75", 2.25", and 3". I currently use a 1.5" oak butcher block desk table and ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

I would like to mount a computer under a desktop made from particle board, the desktop is 1/2 inch thick, the computer plus mount weighs about 25lbs. Would the particle board hold? How could I mount ...
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I have a rectangular table. Can I cut it into 3 pieces to create a removable center leaf?

The table is pretty simple: 4 legs, pine, 33" x 71". It's just too long for our space. I'd like to cut it down so it's square (or close to square) the majority of the time, but not give up the extra ...
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Will walnut work for an office table?

I am looking at getting a walnut butcher block table for an office because the dark color will work well with the existing color scheme. The maker offers a choice of "natural oil finish" and "varnique ...
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Cut 2'' thick bamboo butcher block for table top

I have a 2" bamboo butcher block 72" x 36". I wanted to cut the butcher block down to 57" x 36", with inserts like that shown in the figure below. I was thinking of using a jigsaw, however, I was ...
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When is a table top too heavy for just four legs?

I'm making a coffee table out of an old bowling alley lane and it's 4'x18". I wish I knew exactly what it weighed but it is heavy. It's too heavy for me to move without dragging it - although I'm ...
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What should be the thickness of a glass table top

I want to make my own dining table. I'm planning to buy a glass table top, but I need to know if a glass of 1/4" will be fine for that. Condition: Brand new item in box Shape: Rectangle ...
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How can I repair a joint on the legs of my table?

I need to repair the legs on my dinging room table. The joint is coming loose. I've included pictures, instead of trying to explain the situation. The first picture is a picture of the leg. The next ...
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Identifying name of a connector part

An old kitchen table has kind of spanning metal clips connecting parts; some of them are rusty and do not span well anymore. Note: you might think that because of the rust the clips can't be closed ...
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Stabilizing steel table legs for dining table

I had two steel table legs fabricated for a dining table. It is made from flat steel of size 80mm x 8mm (3.15in x 0.3in). It looks like a rounded square and the size of each leg is 700mm x 700mm (27....
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How to stop a metal table from vibrating when bumped

I built this table recently and when you bump it, it vibrates continuously for several seconds. Imagine a tuning fork vibration, not a wobble. It makes everything on top of the table shake. Does ...
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Tempered Glass Tabletop - Safe dimensions for a given base?

Sorry for the confusing title. We have a circular table (an old etched wheel) that is 3ft in diameter. It also has 4 rubber spacers along the diameter. I want to get a tempered glass tabletop for it. ...
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Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs

I seem to have an issue with the table top and legs I have purchased from IKEA. For reference, the table top I purchased is here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/ and the legs I ...
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Big table with both height and angle adjustable?

I need a table for using laptop computer with external display and also working on graphic design on paper and computer, and handheld devices. I'm thinking I need a reasonable large table with both ...
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Extending a narrow high kitchen table with lateral side-wings

We have a narrow raised kitchen table (with bar stools): I would like to build a simple extension for it so that more people fit around the table. Something like this (or this) would be ideal, but ...
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What to look for in wood selection when building a coffee table frame with glass top

I'm looking to build a coffee table with a design similar to that in the picture. A simple frame, with a glass top. The other photo I've included is one of my floor, which might be teak (I rent, in ...
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ok to use led ceiling fan bulb in table lamp?

Just want to be sure it is safe to use a 25w LED bulb marked as ceiling fan in a regular table lamp.
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How to support a hollow tabletop in the center?

I am new here, so I apologize in advance if my description is unclear or details insufficient. I recently bought an IKEA LINNMON tabletop and two FINNVARD trestles to go with it (on each side). But ...
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Is there a way to fix a polyurethane mistake?

I had a unfinished pine table custom built. I loved the natural color so much that I didn't want it to change, but knew I had to protect it. I got the clear satin finish Miniwax polyurethane. I did ...
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Building computer desk with Solid core door (Help please)

if you're reading this I thank you for taking the time! I am a beginner at this type of stuff but I know how to use saws and make cuts. To cut to the chase, I am trying to build a nice and sturdy ...
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Fixing localized paint chipping on IKEA Coffee Table

I have a white KRAGSTA coffee table from IKEA. While I was away, water spilled from the watering system I used for my plants, and seems to have travelled up the leg of the table and caused paint ...
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How can I remove wood filler from knots in cherry furniture?

My sister bought some new Amish cherry furniture from Ohio When it arrived they had filled knots with some kind of wood filler. Is it possible to get it out of knots?