What to do with two legs?

sweets98February 23, 2006

I need to find a use for two table legs that I have. Almost three years ago now DH and I took an old fake wood desk that his step mom gave us and we cut the desk part off and just kept the drawer side to make DD a night stand and to have more storage for her. I saved the legs because I knew they held such promise.

I thought about a small table or something but there are only two legs...how will I get it to stand up? I have another different but much skinner leg here, too and I thought I could always put it in the center in the back for extra support and do some small shelf across the bottom?

Have any other ideas for them?

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Two legs - two tables. I've seen some really cute one legged tables. There are various shapes. I think a triangle corner table for decoration only would be neat.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2006 at 11:12AM
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How about attaching a shelf (table top) to a wall with L-brackets or decorative brackets and attaching the legs on the opposite corners. It will look like a table pushed against the wall.

If you want to use one leg only, cut the shelf into a semi-circle and center the leg on the round edge. This way you can make two matching tables.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 7:29AM
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Could you put your two fancy legs on the front of a rectangular table, and put two plain 2x2 or 3x3(depends on the size of the front legs...make them balance visually) legs on the back side?????

    Bookmark   February 28, 2006 at 5:48PM
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Are they decorative or plain? How long and how wide? My sister has used them as candlesticks, in the ways mentioned above, as dowels for a towel holder, cut them to shorter lengths and used them as legs for a counter top shelf.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 8:08AM
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I've seen a lot of tables that have fancy legs on the front and just straight legs in the back, if you are wanting a table.

I have old,old legs from kitchen tables. The are turned legs with the paint peeling and chiping.

One of them I put a base on and about a 6 inch square top. I use it like a fern stand. Sometimes with a plant or sometimes I perch a weather bird house on it.


    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 9:41AM
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I know your is sweets98....but I noticed your screen name after I hit submit.

When I was a teenager....Our most popular rock station was "Sweet98" it was 98.something (can't remember anymore) on the dial....(no digital in those days...lol)

Ahhhh memories...


    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 9:45AM
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