I recently made a couple of benches where one of them had a slight rock. I
leveled the feet, but it still rocks, depending where it is resting on the
Is it really necessary to get all feet perfectly level on the ground when
most of the time the floor it is resting on is not 'perfectly' flat ?
What do you 'usually' do to level feet? TS, sand, handsaw...?
| I recently made a couple of benches where one of them had a slight
| rock. I leveled the feet, but it still rocks, depending where it
| is resting on the floor.
| Is it really necessary to get all feet perfectly level on the
| ground when most of the time the floor it is resting on is not
| 'perfectly' flat ?
| What do you 'usually' do to level feet? TS, sand, handsaw...?
At <http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/RAS_Table.html (about the middle of
the page) are photos of some levelers that I made for the "wings" on
my RAS table. They're inexpensive, sturdy, and easy to make.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
My current project, designed by the client, is a 9' long, stand alone,
piece of bedroom furniture.
It has 3 pairs of inset doors (1/16" reveals) along the front with a
top drawer behind each pair with shelves below. It will have a 1 1/4"
carrera marble top. It is being built using solid hardwood (lyptus
actually) so will be very heavy.
All this is supported by 8- 3" square legs that are a prominent
feature of the design. It will reside in an upstairs carpeted bedroom.
In the past I have used appliance feet threaded into tee-nuts to
support akward pices such as this, but in this case, the legs are
prominent, and with the carpet, I feel I need more bearing surface
area at each point. Structurally, because of the tight inset doors and
the heavy, brittle top, it is imperative the case work remains flat
and square. The only solution I can think of is to use shims on site
at delivery, before installation of the marble top. My fingers are
for workshop benches, where strong trumps pretty I use 4x4 legs. bore
a hole up the middle of the foot and thread in a long and thick lag
bolt- 3/4" diameter by 10" long makes a pretty good workbench foot. if
you're worried about scratching the floor cut a pad of carpet to go
On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 22:19:09 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I sort of did that... but didn't like the relatively small bolt head as opposed
to the 2x6" bench legs..
As I "age to perfection" as my wife says, I prefer a little higher bench, so I
cut squares from a tuba4 and recessed the bolt heads into that..
the "feet" need very little turning to adjust them and just seem to give a more
(I tried the carpet scraps under the bolt heads but on ceramic tile floors you
end up chasing the damn bench around the room when you're sawing something)
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