Friends Feature Friday

Well here it is once again 'Friends Feature Friday' is back in full swing for 2012 starting with the very talented 
Kristy @ 4 the love of

I'm glad to be back at Finishing Touches in 2012.

One very popular question I get asked on my blog 4 the love of WOOD

is about the legs I add to many of my project pieces.

So I thought I would share some of these projects so you can see

how dramatic adding a set of legs can be.

I'm not going to suggest it's simple or easy.

Every piece needs to be altered in some way to accept a set of legs.

On this particular dresser I had to add an apron around the exterior and
bracing between the legs.

Measuring, cutting, gluing, clamping and screwing are needed to be

when doing these kinds of installs to vintage furniture.

The set of solid wood legs used on this dresser came from an unwanted

MDF topped coffee table.

Here are several examples of side tables

I raised up onto legs.

I generally only use fancy legs on the fronts of my pieces and stock

on the back. Below you can see the 4 solid oak legs used on this set

This was the bottom of a very strange open box cabinet thing purchased
at a yard sale.



This black beauty above needed to be re-enforced before it could take the

The little shelf below got a set of NEW cast iron lions feet.

And next is an example of second hand cast iron stove legs added to
these black side tables.

Even a bed frame can have bun feet added to lift it up.

I don't have one great source for legs, I simply watch for them every where
we go.

An important thing to keep in mind when thinking about installing legs

is the weight of the furniture and the strength of your install
and legs.

And of course if the piece is more suited for casters

get a great industrial set.

Till next time,

Kristy @ 4 the love of


  1. Wow....fantastic ideas....and instant transformation...loved this post....looking for more:)

  2. I'm a huge fan of white furniture, so these tranformation are fantastic!
    Happy Weekend!

  3. These are look so amazing with a lick of paint & a tweak here & there!
    Just got back from my summer holidays so popping by the wish you a Happy New Year & I hope all your dreams come true in 2012
    Melissah from Country Style Chic