Anyone know how to make a table taller?

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I need a little bit of help. I have a table that I need to raise about 2 1/2 to 3". My arm chairs do not fit underneath the table and this bothers me. Rather then buy all new chairs or a new table. I was wondering if it is possible to put something underneath the legs to raise it up a bit.

This table is a wooden table w/ square legs, four of them. The legs are shaped almost just like this picture. I suppose I need something like the item pictured; just more height to raise the table. Anyone ever done this, seen this, or know where I can find something to achieve this?

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they have bed risers, but don't know if they will work w/ your table.

lnt

pecanpie said: [Q]they have bed risers, but don't know if they will work w/ your table.

lnt

Interesting text about those risers....

"Give yourself 6 more inches." <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0>


how much taller do you want it?

you can set it on top of a strip of plywood, or for more height you can use a 2x4 or 4x4. A cender block will really raise it up.

Shorten the chairs?

daily affirmations?

MajorDarkside said: [Q]pecanpie said: [Q]they have bed risers, but don't know if they will work w/ your table.

lnt

Interesting text about those risers....

"Give yourself 6 more inches." <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0>

yeah, that's how i found the link the other night.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

pecanpie said: [Q]they have bed risers, but don't know if they will work w/ your table.

lnt
These remind of something from a retirement home. I'm not ready for that yet.

favre04 said: [Q] Shorten the chairs?
No, since the problem is only w/ the arm chairs. A 2 1/2 inch height raise should cover it.


You can do something like this as a nice weekend project and then stain to match of get close anyway since it's the bottom of the table and no one will notice much anyway.


How about suspending the table from the ceiling?

How about adding some kind of fancy bottoms to the legs made out of metal or something? I don't think it will be easy without some woodworking knowledge and tools.

YOu could also talk to someone who does woodwork but you would probably be cheaper off getting a new table or chairs.

phone book cheap and easy

You can buy replacement legs from Home Depot or Lowes. Just rip the old ones off and put new taller legs on.

MajorDarkside said: [Q]pecanpie said: [Q]they have bed risers, but don't know if they will work w/ your table.

lnt

Interesting text about those risers....

"Give yourself 6 more inches." <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif" border=0> Oh MD is back ? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

sgtdave4321 said: [Q]You can buy replacement legs from Home Depot or Lowes. Just rip the old ones off and put new taller legs on. Kermie is SUCH a handyman.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

who knew?

MD's suggestion is the ideal solution, but that would not be a minor task. And if the table legs are tapered it would be even more difficult, even for a weekend woodworker.

I find that when you try to modify something (which I do frequently) if its not feasible to match a feature, then often the best avenue is to go out of your way to contrast the union.

Done properly this often brings about an artsy, ironic, stylish. or whimsical results.

For your project Id look for something that would fit in with the table leg ethos. Additionally the solution would be inexpensive, easy to source, and easy to implement.

Id order four of
these.

Seriously, I'd do that. But then again my livingroom coffee table is a re-purposed casket trolley, and it's very cool.

Taynk said: [Q] A cender block will really raise it up.

That's an Arkansas Hillbilly's answer to everything! "Put it up on a cinder block"












(love ya' Taynk...I can pick on Arkansans because I am one!)

if its made from wood try watering it.



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