I use all sorts of legs when I'm building and redesigning
furniture but did you realize sometimes I even repurpose
legs from dining chairs. I like adding short legs to nightstands
and other pieces of furniture usually because they only need
a small lift, but when I want to lift something much higher I
look to the legs on dining chairs. Not all dining chairs have
reusable legs but those that can be used look great
when reworked into my style of furniture.
These nightstands (BEFORE photo below) came with short legs already, so just imagine
how short the 2 drawers would be once the original legs were removed.
This chair (BELOW LEFT) had the perfect legs to make the difference needed for these nightstands.
These chairs had already donated their arms to a cabinet project I had finished.
If interested in seeing more of that project click here:
Each time I recreate and install a set of legs on a new build it's a challenge to make sure the install is
strong and functional yet remains cohesive with style. The legs I added to my bedside tables were
also from dining chairs.
I hope this makes you think about repurposing and
inspires you to create something for yourself that you love.