This is going to be one of those really practical posts. No pretty pictures or anything. But before you click away, it's one of those super helpful things to know.
The problem with old furniture?? It's old. It's used. It's probably seen better days. So how do you fix it? Furniture repair is one of those really hard topics to address, because there are so many possibilities of what is wrong, and lots of options for repair. But despite that, I'm going to tackle the "wobbly leg" problem here. And while this isn't a fix for every wobbly leg, it will help some!!
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I'm working on a table (I'll show you soon), and the legs were mysteriously un-even. I don't know if that was due to a previous repair, or if it's just a little wonky, but either way these handy little leveling glides did the trick beautifully! And, they are cheap!
On the furniture feet were these little tacks, I pried them off with a flat head screwdriver.
Then you're going to follow the directions on the back of the package and drill a new hole. You MUST drill a pilot hole first, this will do two things: 1. prevent your feet from splitting/cracking and 2. give you a starting point for your bigger hole. Use your drill, and don't go too deep!
Now your going to slip this little plastic thingy into the hole. Tap it down with your hammer.
Then you screw the new feet into the plastic adapter. The nice thing about these is they are adjustable, so you can adjust the feet accordingly to get a level piece of furniture - and in some pieces this will fix the wobble! Now obviously there could be other reasons for a wobbly piece, but this is a simple solution that I've found to be helpful several times.
It also leaves you with a nice looking new foot.
I'll be working on more simple repair posts, so if there is something you are curious about, give me a shout out.
Until next time!