|Forum topic by DavidInCazenovia||posted 11-23-2011 06:20 AM||4211 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-23-2011 06:20 AM
I recently got this 50-60 year old oak office desk for which I have in mind to restore the finish and put it into service. Its a great cool beast of a thing, very heavy and solid feeling. The right hand side has a neat spring loaded mechanism which was used to raise up a typewriter to normal height!
Anwyay, the problem is, because of its 6-legged stature, I can’t fit it through a normal doorway in my house. (At any orientation, even if we removed the door.)
If, hypothetically, the middle legs were absent… then it would fit. I believe that most of the length which protrudes from the bottom is in the way, though I have not measured precisely.
So I’m wondering… is there a sensible way to remove the middle legs but incorporate a system to re-join them? I could for instance cut them off square, then use metal brackets to re-attach them, but that seems inelegant, and also there would be a loss of the saw kerf in the height.
(Doing this would tamper with the original character a bit, but these legs are primarily for function, not for show. And if it doesn’t fit in a normal doorway, it isn’t going to be seen or used anyway.)
I hope my question is clear and thanks for any tips!