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Forum topic by Grasshopper000 posted 05-26-2014 11:02 AM 700 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2014 11:02 AM

Hey, I’m making a base for an assembly table with a solid core door as a top (found it on someone’s lawn being thrown out and grabbed it). Lots on the web about that, but my question is specifically about the legs of the base: is there something you might screw into the legs of the base that would rest on the ground? I wasn’t thinking casters because I think the table would move too much, but is there anything else that can or should be used besides just resting the legs on the floor? I’m asking because some of the pics I’ve seen online for table plans seemed to have something in the bottom of the legs but I can’t tell what it might be (e.g., from another forum, see the pic with the table upside down Thanks!

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 11:39 AM

I have casters on my assembly table, but that is because I want it to be mobile.

From your description of what you have seen, my guess is that you are probably talking about levelers, like these. These from home depot are just an example. The basic idea is that you drill holes in the bottoms of the legs pointing straight up the legs. You screw the levelers into the holes and they protect your floors and give you the ability to level your table without using shims beneath the legs. For shop use, this leveling ability is really the main purpose of levelers.

Hope that helps

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