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Forum topic by Pendragon1998 posted 08-05-2015 03:46 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pendragon1998

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08-05-2015 03:46 PM

My dad made a low play table for my 2-year-old son, who is now getting a little tall for it. I would like to add a few inches of height to the table. I have some 12” cutoffs from the legs that I can use to extend the legs, but I was unsure what the best way was to butt the legs to the extensions. I thought about sinking a threaded insert into the bottom of the existing leg, then gluing a protruding thread into the extension. Whatever I use needs to be strong enough to survive a 30+ lb toddler climbing up on the table. I may want to lower the table again, later, for baby #2, so it needs to be reversible. Suggestions would be appreciated!


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FancyShoes

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#1 posted 08-05-2015 03:54 PM

Put caster on it, that way it adds inches, and also can be rolled around.

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 04:11 PM

3/4” dowel.

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 04:19 PM

No one has yet perfected the board stretcher. Make new legs.

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jerryminer

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 06:18 AM

How about a set of these:

Bed Risers

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BinghamtonEd

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 11:11 AM

I like the idea of castors. Or, how about a base that this table’s existing legs fit into. You could make a base that has a drawer to keep the legos (or whatever else you don’t want to step on at 5 am) in. Then, to reverse, just lift the table off.

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