When I’m thrifting, I always keep my eyes open for great table legs even if they’re attached to a piece-of-crap top. The legs below are a case in point: I found them at Value Village a few weeks ago attached to an Arborite top so crummy I balked at the $9.99 price tag. But the legs were awesome and I knew they’d be a great match for my daybed so I plunked down my tenner.
I intended to use the legs on another project but they weren’t quite tall enough so I decided to turn them into the little side table, above, with the addition of a brass tray I already owned. I reckoned I could affix the legs with epoxy but I wanted to make sure I’d be happy with the result so I did a test run with duct tape. Well, the tape did such a good job I’m going to leave it as is, that way it’s easy to undo if I decide to use the legs for a different project down the road.