Resources & How-Tos

Dining Table Design Basics 101

By Matthew Burak, Founder, TableLegs.com Dining tables are humble, hardworking home furnishings. We eat at them daily, decorate them for holiday dinners, even work on them from time to time. A … READ MORE.

The Anatomy of a Table Leg

There’s more to the design of a table leg than meets the eye. Each part of the leg is designed for a specific purpose, be it practical or aesthetic. These characteristics can make a big difference … READ MORE.

How It All Started

By Matthew Burak, Founder, TableLegs.com My passion for the architecture and furnishings of colonial America was so strong that, in 1979, I uprooted my family from Bellingham, Washington and move … READ MORE.

How to Choose Your Table Legs

Our Designs Are Scaled For Different Heights and ApplicationsWhen the dimensions of a particular style are altered, the proportions of the entire leg changes. At TableLegs.com, we carefully proportion … READ MORE.

How to Apply Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat is the woodworkers' finish of choice. Quick drying and easily maintained, it enhances the natural beauty of the wood without drastically altering the tone. Unlike other wood finish, it … READ MORE.

Perfect Pair of Shaker Tables

Matching coffee and end tables have more in common than great looks. Learn in a recent article published in WOOD magazine about how to beautify your living space with Shaker table legs from TableLe … READ MORE.

Matt's Manifesto on Matters of Design

By Matthew Burak, Founder, TableLegs.com Design Is My Passion Standing in a hotel lobby years ago, I began to study a particularly attractive antique leg under a serving table. After some time … READ MORE.

A Woodworker's Glossary

Speaking our shared language—test your woodworking vocabulary against this TableLegs.com glossary of common and not-so-common woodcraft words.Antiquing: To take a new piece of furniture, or furniture … READ MORE.

How To Attach Furniture Feet

Using screws and bolts to fasten wood feet to furniture. Looking for an easy way to affix a wooden leg to your furniture project? Each option features its own combination of strength, convenience, a … READ MORE.

Mid-Century Modern Table Making Made Easy

Mid-Century Modern (MCM) furniture designers are renowned for creating appealing tables that masterfully ‘float’ wooden table tops above minimalist table bases. The best of these designers achieved th … READ MORE.

Table Top Thickness

A Guide to Choosing Table Top Thickness - Thick, Thin, or In Between? Table top thickness is rarely discussed, yet has a big impact on character. A well-made table top will last you a lifeti … READ MORE.

Hairpin Leg Helpfuls

Installation Templates: Download "How To" guide for installing hairpin legs on a round table. Download "How To" guide for installing hairpin legs on a square table.Design considerationsYou can … READ MORE.

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