how to put legs on a coffee table

A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Table Legs

Are you looking to give an existing, flat-topped coffee table a revamp? Installing table legs is an easy, low-cost way to add character and shape to a plain surface. Follow these steps for a guide to DIY table leg installation:

Step 1: Gather Supplies

Before you start, you’ll need to make sure you have all the necessary supplies:

  • Table legs: Choose from a variety of materials and designs, such as wood, metal, tapered or turned.
  • Hardware and screws: Look for screws that are made specifically for the material of your table legs.
  • Drill: An electric drill is essential for the job, however, a hand drill will suffice if necessary.

Step 2: Measure and Mark

Use a measuring tape to accurately mark the required placement of the legs on the table. Make sure you double-check all of your measurements and leave at least a half-inch between the edges of the legs and the top of the table.

Step 3: Drill Pilot Holes

Using the drill and drill bit that corresponds with the screws you are using, drill pilot holes about 1″ deep into the tabletop where the screws will go. Make sure the holes are slightly smaller than the screws, to ensure easy and secure connection.

Step 4: Attach Legs

Using the screws, attach the legs securely to the tabletop. Again, make sure you double-check the measurements to ensure the legs are placed exactly where you want them.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Now you have a stylish, upcycled coffee table. Enjoy your new furniture and be proud of the fact that you completed this simple DIY project all by yourself.

Installing table legs is simple and cost-effective way to refurbish a tabletop. With this guide, completing this easy project is made even more straightforward. Good luck with your own table legs project!

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