1. Start with a pile of legs that are each a couple of inches short.
2. Pull the broken wheels from the bottom of the legs. It’s the hole from those wheels that lead to the fix.
3. Cut a ‘fifth leg’ into 3” lengths. Those are doweled and glued to the squared bottoms.
4. When the glue is set, head to the lathe.
5. Some sanding, then cut excess off before a little rasp work and sanding finishes the process.
These legs will be primed and painted, but vintage walnut legs are definitely better quality and stability than the pine legs sold at the blue box stores today.
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