Happy Tuesday to you!
Later today I’m delivering this night table to Dianne. She’s a fun client of mine who purchased this raised stencil dresser – then requested this night table be painted to match. The night table is perfect for her needs but it was a few inches too short.
For today’s Quick-Tip-Tuesday, I’ll show you how we added height and interest to Dianne’s piece – the easy way.
The simplest way to add furniture legs to a smaller piece of furniture is by using T-Nuts!
T-Nuts (aka Tee-Nuts, Rivet or Blind Nuts) can be found in local hardware stores in the fastener section for usually less than 50¢ each.
They come in various sizes to accommodate large and small screws, and once installed, they’re a nice secure fastener.
Here are the materials I used:
:: Furniture Legs
:: Measuring Tape
:: Drill + Drill Bit
I start by finding the center point where the legs are to be attached. After marking the center, I drill a hole the same depth as the length of the screw on the furniture leg. Here’s an easy DIY Drill Bit Depth Stopper.
Once the appropriate size hole is drilled (in this case the T-Nut and drill bit I used was 5/16) I hammer in the T-Nut until the teeth have gripped into the wood and the nut is totally flush with the surface.
Just an off-topic side note – If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed this old beat up hammer in many of my tutorials. This is one of my Dad’s old hammers that he gave me when I purchased my very first home. I just can’t seem to part with for nostalgic reasons! <3
Once the T-Nut is installed, the wooden furniture leg screws in easily.
This is the simplest method I know to attach wooden furniture legs to smaller pieces of furniture. So long as the drill hole is a snug fit for the T-Nut and screw, it will hold your wood furniture legs in perfectly!
What do you use to attach wooden furniture legs when restyling your pieces? Do you have any tools that have sentimental value and you just can’t get rid of? 🙂 If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below! As always, I love hearing from you!
Have an amazing day and have fun with your next project!
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