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three cats

04:09AM | 11/18/11
Member Since: 05/14/03
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I'd like to make my countertop-height table into a standard-height table. From the floor to the bottom of the top edge of the table, it is 32-5/8". Most of the standard bottom edges are abt 25-1/8" from floor to bott. edge of table. Hence, I'd like to cut 7-1/2" from the bottom of each leg (4). What is the best way to cut these? Once we have a line around each leg where we want to cut, which saw, and which technique will help us to cut level all the way across each 3" sqare leg. We want to do this right, as we'd like to continue to use the table. Any ideas suggested. Thanks!
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LarryG

06:44AM | 11/18/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
I would use a circular saw but don't forget you are going to need to set the bevel if the legs of the table are tapered.

danielleb

05:03PM | 11/20/11
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
I would also do a test cut to see if the wood is going to chip as you saw through it.

three cats

10:19PM | 11/20/11
Member Since: 05/14/03
50 lifetime posts
Oh, dear. This isn't something we've done.

Would a carpenter find this an easy task to do?

Would we be better having someone experienced doing this job? Its something you really only get one chance ... maybe we should hire someone. Is a carpenter the person we should seek?

Thank you.

three cats

02:08AM | 11/26/11
Member Since: 05/14/03
50 lifetime posts
Here is another shot of the table in question. The legs are 2-1/2" each side at top; 1-3/4" at the bottom.

Again, is a carpenter I should call if we wanted this to be done professionally?

Thanks!
Betty
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shawntheweaver

01:31AM | 02/27/12
Member Since: 02/17/12
5 lifetime posts
Tampering with furniture may not be the best idea if you do not have prior experience. You might end up with legs with unequal length and you would waste a perfectly good table. I would get an expert's advice first if I were you.
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