How To Align Angled Atomic Legs


So…after I made this tree stump table (inspired by Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff),
the atomic legs were not quite right. The shiny chrome got dulled after I sealed it. Off they came. Sanded and repainted, three of the legs went back on at the right angle, but this one refused to align. Drat! Then, it dawned on me. If I attach the T-nut (a threaded nut and cleat combo that is installed in wood for furniture leg attachment),

1. …to the leg snugly
2. place it back into the drilled hole at the correct angle
3. mark the T-nut with permanent marker at the proper position
4. take it off the leg bolt
5. pound it back into the wood,

then the leg should attach at the correct angle. It worked! Then I screwed in the set screw. The legs might look a little off due to the odd shape of the stump, but they are in perfect alignment. Take a look






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4 Responses to How To Align Angled Atomic Legs

  1. Rachel says:

    That is such a great idea! And the final result is fantastic. Thanks so much for the tip- I’ll be linking to this.

  2. shellyleer says:

    Thanks Rachel. I’m always honored when you like something I’ve done. You just never know if anyone sees this stuff.

  3. Brenda Dumont says:

    First, excellent job on the table!! I love it! I was wondering if you had any bugs come out of it? And did you seal the stump with anything? And where can I find a list of upcoming classes? I can’t believe you actually live in IN!!! I live in NWIndiana and would LOVE to come to Indy to get edgamocated! Haven’t been down there since my son played soccer. Waiting to hear from you, have a great day,
    bdumont

  4. shellyleer says:

    I did the seal the table with a clear polyurethane. I let it dry out for about three weeks. That probably wasn’t long enough because I noticed that the top has developed a split. It still looks good. I will be posting my upcoming classes on September 1st. I’ll have two night introductory workshops as well as some 6 week Beginning Upholstery classes. Keep checking.