HOW TO PROPERLY FIX MY FEET ACCORDING TO MY TRAY?05 February 2021
HOW TO PROPERLY FIX MY FEET ACCORDING TO MY TRAY ?
One of the questions we are asked daily is: How do I secure my feet to my table top? The big day has arrived and we will finally answer you! That's it, you have embarked on a DIY furniture piece, you have found a tray or have an old piece of furniture but all you have to do is attach the legs, then we will show you everything.
THE CHOICE OF FEET
Who says foot binding, says choice of feet. You have come to the right place! We offer several types of feet: individual straight, angular, central and paired feet.
SECURE THE FEET IN THE RIGHT PLACE
There are all types of table tops, the most famous are round, square and rectangular tables. . There are also all kinds of sizes: large, medium and small. We have, for each size of table top, feet of different dimensions. There are certain rules to follow before attaching your feet to your table top, here they are
Depending on the size of your table top, you will need 1, 3 or 4 legs depending on whether it is central or individual legs. For a central foot like the models of circular foot or V central , we advise you to mark a point under the platform in the center and then attach the foot.
- For a small tray, 3 feet may be sufficient. You need to draw an equilateral triangle under your board, at each angle of this triangle, place your feet then position them more or less 15 cm from the edge.
- For a medium and large table top, 4 feet are needed. Draw two perpendicular lines going through the center of the tabletop, so you get four spokes where you can position your 4 feet
For a rectangular top, several possibilities :
- 1 central foot
It attaches to the center of your tray to ensure better weight distribution and great stability.
- 2 feet
This configuration is done with models of industrial feet such as flat iron feet, feet M or cross feet . Here, you will position them at the end of the tray more or less 30 centimeters from the edge depending on the addition of a guest at the end of the table.
- 4 feet
It is about independent foot like rectangular feet or as square feet , you will position them more or less 10 centimeters from the edge. Namely, some feet are angular, that is, they are designated so as to be at an angle. Depending on the angle, they must therefore be positioned inside the tray. There is no rule as to the positioning in relation to the angle, it is up to you to choose it according to the desired final aesthetic rendering.
The positioning of the legs under a square top is quite similar to that of the rectangular top. Legs such as the central middle V are designed for square tops specifically in view of their size. Here, we start from a central positioning with a central foot or an angle positioning, or at the outer ends of the plate.
Tip: Position your feet more or less inside your table top, you can make the mounting plate invisible.
Now that you have found the spot to secure your feet, it is time to look at the fixing techniques. Indeed, some materials cannot be fixed in the same way. Here are the different ways:
ATTACH A TRAY
Fix a wooden tray
Our feet are made of steel and have holes to fix the feet to the top . You must therefore bring screws and a screwdriver to fix your feet. But how do you choose the right screws? you must take into account the length of the screw, the thickness of your plate, the profile of the foot and its plate so that the latter does not come out . You will find on each product sheet the information about the desired foot profile.
Fix a marble top
Marble tops are often scary because of the weight. But fear not, you can totally attach a chainring without screwing it in! Indeed, there are so-called “heavy objects” glues . This glue is made for heavy objects, in fact, it supports heavy weights.
Attach a glass top
Glass tops require specific fixing because either the top is fixed with a suction cup system or glued with a specific professional process . Our feet are not suitable for this type of table top.
Now is the time for you to start your DIY project, do not hesitate to check out the tips for foot heights to choose from ! So roll up your sleeves and go !
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