Resources & How-Tos

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.

Heavy Metal Rocks!

Become a table-building rock star using our newest, easy-to-install coffee and dining-table Industrial Metal Tapered legs.At TableLegs.com, ideas often converge over time until they explode in a bu … 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.

The Hairpin Leg—A Modern Classic

The story behind the iconic metal table leg design called "the hairpin" starts just before World War II when a young designer journeyed across the Atlantic and got his big break in the Big Apple. … 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.

Dining Table Design Basics

Dining tables are humble, hardworking home furnishings. We eat at them day after day, pretty them up for holiday dinners, yet pound on them when we need a work table. A well-made table requires alm … READ MORE.

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