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FAQ

What is your return policy?

To see our return policy, view Shipping, Returns, & VT Tax

I only received part of my order – where is the rest?

The rest of your order may still be in production. We ship out items as soon as they are ready. Due to the nature of our ready-made and made-to-order products, some have longer lead times than others.

How do I check on the status of my order?

We are happy to update you on the status of your order. Call one of our knowledgeable sales associates at 1-800-748-3480 from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. When your order ships from our shop you will receive an email with a FedEx tracking number, so you can follow your order in transit.

How do I order?

Once your order has been processed, your credit card will be charged. Orders placed through our Custom Department for Custom Legs or Custom Table Base Kits must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. There are four ways in which you can place an order with us at Classic Designs:

  • Online: Find and order any of our products right here, at Tablelegs.com.
  • Over the phone: Contact us at 1-800-748-3480 and place an order directly with one of our knowledgeable customer-service professionals.
  • By fax: Fax an order through to us at (802) 748-4350.
  • By mail: Send your order to us at 84 Central Street, St. Johnsbury VT 05819-2326.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, & Discover credit cards, checks, and money orders.

What are your shipping and handling charges?

To see our shipping policy, view Shipping, Returns, & VT Tax

What sales tax do you charge?

We only charge sales tax when our customers purchase at our Vermont facility or when orders are shipped to Vermont, unless we have your Vermont Resale and Exempt Organization Certificate of Exemption on file. If you have such a Certificate, please let us know at time of order.

Are your products American Made?

All our wood products are crafted by Vermonters at our shop in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, USA. Apart from Mahogany, we use only premium North American lumber. Many of our metal products are sourced internationally.

Can you make custom legs or replace a broken furniture part I have?

We can modify almost any turned part we sell or create a custom turning or base kit from your design, pattern part or drawing. We can also manufacture base kits for a custom table, kitchen island or vanity. The minimum order quantity for custom turned parts is 2 items. Call 1-800-748-3480 or email legs@tablelegs.com. Please describe your item, including:

  1. Quantity of item(s)
  2. Species of wood
  3. Dimensions of item and any features
  4. A drawing (if possible)
  5. The timeframe for your project

We will get back to you with a quote ASAP.

An item I need is out of stock or discontinued – what can you do?

While we try to keep our online catalog up-to-date, occasionally an item you order may be out of stock or discontinued. In the case of an out-of-stock item, we will contact you to determine whether you would like to pay in advance for the item and have it shipped as soon as it becomes available, or if you would like us to simply notify you when it is back in stock. A large portion of our discontinued items can still be ordered. Call 1-800-748-3480 or email legs@tablelegs.com with what you are looking for and we will get back to you ASAP.

What is the difference between Classic Designs by Matt Burak and TableLegs.com?

Classic Designs by Matthew Burak does business as TableLegs.com to offer our products through our website, for your convenience.

Do you sell your wood products to anyone and is there a minimum?

Yes, we sell to anyone: designer, woodworker, homeowner, anyone with a need for quality, handmade wood and furniture products. There are no minimum quantities.

Do you offer sets of legs, or furniture feet?                                                                                                

We offer configured base kits and sets, but outside of our configured line of products, each leg or furniture foot is sold individually. Our products are listed as pieces, parts, or components, and unless otherwise noted are sold as individual pieces. Order a quantity of one leg, and you will receive one leg.

Do you offer trade discounts or discounts on large orders?

Classic Designs offers a commercial client program. Please inquire about details regarding volume discounts at 1-800-748-3480 or legs@tablelegs.com.

Do you offer a printed catalog?

Yes! You can read a PDF of our catalog here, or request a printed version through our online form.

What grits are your products sanded to?

All unfinished products are sanded with 180-grit—unless specified by the customer. Finished products are first sanded with 220-grit. Tabletops are sanded between 150 and 220-grit, depending on the requirements of wood species for best finishing.

Are your products paint-ready?

Our unfinished products are sanded to 180-grit. We find this is ideal for paintingnot too rough, and not too smoothso it will accept the paint well.

Are your products finish-ready?

Our finished products undergo an additional sanding to 220-grit before the final finishing. If you are purchasing unfinished products (which are sanded to 180-grit), consider sanding with 220-grit before applying finish for the best possible result.

What finish/stain do you use?

We offer Monocoat Natural Oil as a finish. Rather than adding a stain to colorize the surface of lower-grade materials, we only use premium quality solid wood in a variety of species. Monocoat's clear oil is the ideal way to bring out the pure beauty of the wood, resulting in a lustrous, durable and easy to maintain finish that accentuates the wood's grain and natural color. Monocoat is plant-based, VOC-free, non-toxic, highly durable and water resistant. We strongly feel it is the best all-natural oil wood finish money can buy.

Do you recommend any stain?

Though we find that wood stain tends to dull the patina and obscure the delicate look of our premium woodgrain, if you would still like to use wood stain, we recommend ordering a colored tone of Monocoat from their website.

How do I attach furniture and bun feet?

You can easily attach furniture feet to your project with Dowel screws, Threaded Inserts, Straight Top Plates, Angled Top Plates, Straight Cleats, or Angled Cleats. Each attachment system meets certain specifications for strength, size, and aesthetics. Read more here.

What is the biggest table the straight & angled cleats will work with?

Straight & angled cleats work well with tables up to a maximum length of 60’’ and a maximum width of 40’’.

My McCobb/Wegner leg does not screw in all the way:

This can be easily fixed. Our solution is:

  1. Determine which side of the leg is not sitting tight with the cleat.
  2. Slowly push the leg towards the direction of the gap i.e. away from the side that is touching the cleat, until the bolt straightens out.
  3. Screw the leg in the rest of the way.

If this does not work, we will replace the leg for you. Please call us at 1-800-748-3480.

What is the difference between the McCobb and the Wegners?

McCobb legs and feet are defined by a straight taper, like a cone, while Wegners have a slight curve to them. McCobb is the classic Mid Century Modern style while Wegner is a Danish Modern design.

What is the difference between the Durham and the Hepplewhite Legs?

Durham legs are tapered on all 4 sides, while Hepplewhite legs are tapered on 2 sides and straight on the other 2 sides.

How much weight can a given leg hold?

While we can't answer that question definitively, if correctly installed under hardwood top you should be in good shape. If the top is very thin (under ¾’’ thick) or made of a softer material, such as plywood or fiberboard, strength will be diminished. If the top is over 60 inches in length, we recommend adding two legs to create a six-legged table.

Can I change the legs in a table base kit to a different style or change the size of the table base?

Most likely! Please contact us at 1-800-748-3480 or legs@tablelegs.com and we'll get back to you with a quote for a kit made to your specifications.

Can you provide a leg made from a different type of wood then it is offered?

On occasion, we have other woods available. Please contact us at 1-800-748-3480 or legs@tablelegs.com and we'll get back to you with availability and a quote if applicable.

What does laminated mean?

Laminated refers to pieces of wood that are precision glued together to make a larger turning blank, then turned on a lathe to achieve the dimensions required for the finished product. We carefully hand-match our stock for a consistent look and minimized lines.

What is solid stock?

Solid stock refers to pieces of wood that are made from one piece of wood. Most of our offerings are crafted from solid stock.

What is the difference in strength between laminated and solid stock?

In fact, laminated stock is stronger than solid stock, due to the wood glue being stronger than the wood alone.

What wood is best to antique?

We recommend soft maple or pine for antiquing. These woods are softer and highly affordable, yet durable enough for most any application. For more on wood species see About Wood Species.

Do the knots in the pine legs need to be treated or sealed before being stained?

If you are going to paint your wood furniture components, prime them first. The reason we recommend the priming is because we do not want the knots to bleed through. For recommendations per species see About Wood Species.

Can you guarantee sap-free wood?

We guarantee 25 percent or less sap in our wood. We are unable to hand select for completely sap-free lumber.

What are some of the characteristics of the wood you carry?

Click on this link About Wood Species to read about the wood we use, and to see finished and unfinished samples of the species.

What kind of Maple is on the website?

We offer both hard Maple and soft Maple. Our soft Maple is of the variety Acer rubrum, red Maple. For more about our wood species, see About Wood Species.

What kind of Mahogany is on the website?

The Mahogany we offer is Entandrophragma cylindricum, also known as Sapele. It is considered more consistent for color, weight, texture, and hardness than African Mahogany.

What wood is best to use outdoors?

For durable outdoor furniture, the best option is Mahogany. It is very dense and resists movement, warping, cracking, decomposition, and denting. At the other end of the spectrum is knotty Pine. It is soft, inexpensive, and rapidly develops a rustic appeal. Properly sealed, knotty Pine will last long.

How easy is it to assemble your EasyBase kits?

If you can operate an Allen key, you can assemble a complete table in less than 10 minutes! EasyBase combines authentic mortise-and-tenon joinery with the best modern technology. It requires no extra tools or glue, will not work loose and the table legs can be removed for transport or storage. EasyBase table bases create heirloom quality furniture in an easy-to-assemble portable package. Perfect for commercial furniture-makers who need to ship their finished products.

How much space should I allow per place setting?

We recommend a minimum of 23 inches per person seated. See our complete guide on Dining Table Design Basics.

What is the largest apron you offer?

The largest apron we can ship is 118”, tenons not included.

What is the smallest apron you offer?

We can make aprons as small as 10”, tenons not included.

Do you offer pedestals?

Currently we don’t, but our offerings are always expanding. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products.

Do you offer benches?

Yes, you can order a bench top precision cut to your measurements. Attach a Cleat & Leg Set for a quick, sturdy and stylish modern bench, or attach any of our bench + coffee table legs.

Do you offer shelving?

We can make shelving to your specified measurements through our Tabletop Department. Please contact us at 1-800-748-3480 or legs@tablelegs.com and we'll get back to you with a quote.

Do you offer folding legs?

Currently we don’t, but our offerings are always expanding. You may have interest in our EasyBase system – table bases which can be assembled/disassembled in less than 10 minutes. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products. 

Do you offer casters?

Currently we don’t, but our offerings are always expanding. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products.

Do you offer metal legs over 28"?

Currently we don’t, but our offerings are always expanding. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products.

Do you offer Queen Anne style legs?

Currently we don’t, but our offerings are always expanding. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products. Cabriole legs may interest you.

Do you offer chair legs?

We do not make legs specifically for chairs, but many of our bench + coffee table legs are suitable for chairs. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updated as we add new products.

Do you sell feet for beds?

We do! Most of our furniture feet can be used as bed legs.

 

 

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