A Unique Leg Leveler Idea

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Blog entry by David posted 02-27-2009 08:11 AM 2074 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My most recent project, a fine-art print bin made of wild Oregon cherry, has a set of small leg levelers on the back legs to accommodate an uneven floor. The system uses a deeply imbedded 10-24 brass threaded insert and a long 10-24 allen-head cap screw tipped with a vinyl thread protector. If some stability is needed for an uneven floor it is a simple matter of turning the head of the cap screw. The vinyl tip protects the floor from scratches. Hope this provides some inspiration for a leg leveler of your own design!

Leg Leveler Detail – Top View

Leg Leveler Detail – Bottom View

Leg Leveler Detail – Layout Mock-Up for 2” Leg

Leg Leveler Detail – “The Parts”

Leg Leveler Detail – Mock-Up Top View

Leg Leveler Detail – Mock-Up Bottom View


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#1 posted 02-27-2009 10:35 AM

So that’s what those are!! I was wonder what those were when you posted the art print rack. I though they looked like a small rubber stop of some kind and wondered why in the world a stop would be installed on the top of the base?? Great idea.

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 02:59 PM

David a great tip for an in-place leveler.

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 03:25 PM

Hi David;

Good to see you back in the shop, and coming up with this type of clever solutions.

Nice work.


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#4 posted 02-27-2009 05:00 PM

A great tip that I will have to file away… if I can just remember where I put….

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 06:35 PM

Now that’s Cool!

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 09:53 PM

Yea, good idea. Thanks.

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#7 posted 02-27-2009 10:25 PM

Very slick – I really like that one. Hmm—now what so I need leveled? :-)

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#8 posted 02-27-2009 11:01 PM

Nice idea, thanks.

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