how to make coffee table leg high

How to Make Coffee Table Leg High

Coffee tables are a common piece of furniture that can provide additional space for your home or office. However, too often the coffee tables can be low or uneven and need to be raised for comfort. If your coffee table legs are too low, here are some tips for raising them to the desired height.

Measurement and Tools

Before beginning, make sure to measure your coffee table to identify the desired height. You will also need:

  • Tape Measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Carpenter’s Level
  • Filler Piece – such as a section of two by four cut to the desired height

Prepping Your Table Legs

The first step is to prepare your coffee table legs so they can accept the filler. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the leg or legs in place. Depending on the size and weight of the table, you may need to enlist someone for help to make sure the table does not move or tip.

Adding Your Filler Piece

After you have prepared the table legs, place the filler piece between the leg and the table. Making sure to apply pressure firmly so the filler piece does not move. Then use a carpenter’s level to make sure the leg is level. Once it is even, reinstall the screws and tighten in place.

The Final Steps

Finally, if any of the screws are not lined up correctly, you can use wood filler to fill in the holes. After that, use sandpaper to smooth the area and then stain the wood to match the color of the existing table legs.


In conclusion, raising the legs of a coffee table is a simple process that requires measurement and preparation, but with the right tools and steps, you can easily adjust the legs of your table. This will help create a comfortable and even surface for your furniture that fits your style and decor.

Happy Furniture Modification!

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