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Nice Kitchen table. Height is 28 inches would like to raise it to 30.5 inches.
Table has four legs, each leg is two 1x4's formed into an "L" shape. It is oak. Would like to raise it with a little more style than simply shoving blocks underneath.
Thinking maybe I should surround the lower portion of the 1x4 "L" shape with short 1x5's (extending down, say 2 inches) all sitting on a 1" platform (maybe a 6x6 lying flat).
Any and all design ideas greatly appreciated.

Of course all of this would be followed by purchasing 6 chairs of the proper height.

Thank you, Ivan Vegvary
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On Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:38:00 PM UTC-5, Ivan Vegvary wrote:
Nice Kitchen table. Height is 28 inches would like to raise it to 30.5 inches.
Table has four legs, each leg is two 1x4's formed into an "L" shape. It is oak. Would like to raise it with a little more style than simply shoving blocks underneath.
Thinking maybe I should surround the lower portion of the 1x4 "L" shape with short 1x5's (extending down, say 2 inches) all sitting on a 1" platform (maybe a 6x6 lying flat).
Any and all design ideas greatly appreciated.

Of course all of this would be followed by purchasing 6 chairs of the proper height.

Thank you, Ivan Vegvary
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How are the legs attached to the table? Is there an apron?

I'm curious if there is a way leave the bottom of the legs as is (as are?)
and raise the table top, hiding the upper extensions behind the apron.

Pictures might help.
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Nice Kitchen table. Height is 28 inches would like to raise it to 30.5
inches.
Table has four legs, each leg is two 1x4's formed into an "L" shape. It is
oak. Would like to raise it with a little more style than simply shoving
blocks underneath.
Thinking maybe I should surround the lower portion of the 1x4 "L" shape
with short 1x5's (extending down, say 2 inches) all sitting on a 1" platform
(maybe a 6x6 lying flat).
Any and all design ideas greatly appreciated.

Of course all of this would be followed by purchasing 6 chairs of the proper
height.

Thank you, Ivan Vegvary
'


See alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking for table.jpg

That might not help but it will show you aren't alone when it comes to table
issues...

What might help is adding a contrasting wood tip to the existing legs.
Simple description would be to add solid blocking inside the existing legs
that extends from the apron to 2.5" beyond the existing end of the leg. Then
add the contrasting wood. In practice you probably have to square up the
ends of the existing legs first... add the amount removed to the length of
the extensions.

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On 1/13/2020 10:37 PM, Ivan Vegvary wrote:
Nice Kitchen table. Height is 28 inches would like to raise it to 30.5 inches.
Table has four legs, each leg is two 1x4's formed into an "L" shape. It is oak. Would like to raise it with a little more style than simply shoving blocks underneath.
Thinking maybe I should surround the lower portion of the 1x4 "L" shape with short 1x5's (extending down, say 2 inches) all sitting on a 1" platform (maybe a 6x6 lying flat).
Any and all design ideas greatly appreciated.

Of course all of this would be followed by purchasing 6 chairs of the proper height.

Thank you, Ivan Vegvary
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Without actually seeing the table and legs, I would suggest the same as
Derby Dad with trying to add/extend under the apron or skirt. If it's
less than the 2.5" you need, you can attach height adjusters/risers on
the bottom, which usually aren't very noticeable or permanent extensions
similar to something like this....
https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb...ble-Step-2.jpg
Of course, using the style of legs you already have. Some creativity
will be required.

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On Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:37:58 -0800 (PST), Ivan Vegvary
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Nice Kitchen table. Height is 28 inches would like to raise it to 30.5 inches.
Table has four legs, each leg is two 1x4's formed into an "L" shape. It is oak. Would like to raise it with a little more style than simply shoving blocks underneath.
Thinking maybe I should surround the lower portion of the 1x4 "L" shape with short 1x5's (extending down, say 2 inches) all sitting on a 1" platform (maybe a 6x6 lying flat).
Any and all design ideas greatly appreciated.

Of course all of this would be followed by purchasing 6 chairs of the proper height.

Thank you, Ivan Vegvary
'

How do the legs fasten? If they fit to the "bottom" of the table it
would be a simple matter to add a 2.5 inch block between the bottom of
the tabletop and the top of the leg. If they form part of the "skirt"
a bit of trim around the top of the leg would allow you to move the
legs "down" 2.5 inches without having a clunky "boot" onthe bottom of
the leg.


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I'm repeating what everyone else said. Try to make an extension of the 1x4 L shape leg and add it to the top, or maybe bottom, of the leg. Biscuits, slip tenons, Dominoes, pocket screws, tongue and groove. Adding it to the top or bottom will depend on how the leg attaches to the table top. And whether to make the new wood extension look exactly like the old leg, or a complete contrast, depends on which will look best. Maple, walnut contrast would look good. Trying to get something to contrast with red oak would not be easy, so best to make it look the same.


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