Making Table Legs From 2x4
Actually i cut a couple of extra ones too in case i made a mistake along the way.
Making table legs from 2x4. They look great. The tapered leg jig is simple to make is designed to help you make the legs for this project. Table legs from reclaimed 2x4 step 1. Sturdy table legs are not only thick in dimension but also need extra hardware to make them better able to hold heavy objects and to take the wear and tear of any regularly used furniture piece.
2x4s glue 2 1 2 screws clamps drill countersink bit wood filler table saw tapering jig optional sander sandpaper in 80 120 220 grits. Cut all of the 2x4s you are going to need to length first. I strongly recommend sanding before assembly. Since my project required 8 legs and each of these legs require two 24 2x4 s each i cut 8 pieces.
It creates a very strong bond. If you are building a custom table from raw materials or want to shore up an existing table that wobbles you ll need to make sturdy legs. This is how i make my 3 x3 table or bench legs using only 2x4s and wood glue. This is a simple process to laminate lumber to make bigger stock.
You will want start thinking like a manufacturer now.