whats the Best way to Attach two store bought furniture legs

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04-04-2016 04:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: whats the best way to attach two store bought furniture legs

We bought two wooden,turned furniture legs from Home Depot.
But they fell short in length.
So, was wondering if there is any way to attach both of them to make them longer.

The legs we bought :

Thanks in advance,

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 09:49 PM

Dowel is the usual technique . Your intended use, length, etc will dictate the size and bore depth you ll need.

Do you have a pic, description ,etc ?

The link you offered simply takes you to The home site.

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 11:39 PM

There is an animal called an Anchor Bolt. It’s a lag bolt with no bolt head, but screws on each end. Center the pilot holes, and screw it together. Size is your choice…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 12:42 AM

I dont think I want to sit on that chair no matter how you attach it without splints.

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 01:02 AM

A “T” nut fastened to the frame of the chair, an anchor bolt into the leg. If it’s too short, a block of wood attached to the frame of the chair and put the “T” nut.

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 01:51 AM

I must have missed where the OP said it was a chair?
I agree with Nubs, look up metal furniture dowels, you can glue and screw two pcs together and it will be as strong or stronger as a solid pc if done properly.

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 10:57 AM

The table legs you list has a 5/16” hanger bolt coming from the top of them, so hard to figure out how you want to join them. Normally in woodturning and general carpentry hiding a joint but proving strength at the same time is the end goal. Of course there are times cannot hide joinery, still want strength.

Guess if knew why and where you want two table legs joined together might have better way to help you.

-- Bill

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#7 posted 04-05-2016 02:32 PM

Thanks to everyone helping me.
I am attaching the picture of what we are trying to build (with no woodworking experience).
I have indicated what we are trying to attach and the inserts we have used.

The problem we are facing is … the whole thing is wobbling as the bottom attachment is only 1/4 metal thread insert that came with the leg. We are thinking of using a 7 inch metal hanger bolt or a bolt from bottom of the 3/4 plywood. Not sure if that will make the build sturdy.

Thanks in advance,

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 03:37 PM

glue it and screw up from the bottom

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