02:38PM | 09/06/03
Member Since: 09/05/03
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I am looking for something to raise my shaker leg kitchen table to the height of a kitchen island when I need to use it for food preparation. I saw something on TV a few years ago that basically looked like a tapered 4 sided wooden or stainless steel 'shoe' that the existing table legs could fit in for such a purpose. The existing table leg just sat in it when the extra height was needed for food preparation and then the 'shoes' were easily removed when the table was needed again for dining. Have you seen or heard of such a thing?

Mark Hammond

02:32PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
I have not heard of any such foot but one would be simple enough to make.
You would need a mortiser or a mortising attachment for a drill press. Cut the blanks on table saw to the length and widths that you need for your extended height. The hole for the leg can then be cut with the mortiser at the size of the widest point on the tapered leg that will fit. Unless the extension is of great height the "shoe" should be very stable.....MJH


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