They are an indispensable element of any kitchen, living room or room centrepiece such as a table. Nowadays, they are not only a strong support for the table protecting it from breaking, but also an element of the room décor.
They support the structure of the entire table ensuring its balance, stability and resistance to mechanical damage. Safety is also important. It is impossible to think of sitting on a wobbly pouffe, or drinking your favourite coffee on a ‘moving’ table.
A leg does not live by the ‘table’ alone
In addition to being the base of every table, they can also be found in most smaller pieces of furniture, such as pouffes, coffee tables, and many other smaller pieces of furniture such as kitchen cabinets.
-Adjustable – the most convenient, regardless of the change in the type and height of furniture in which they appear, they can be adjusted to fit in any plane.
-Fixed – certainly more strong and stable, but do not have the ability to change the height – once purchased, they must be closely matched to the place where they are located.
Type of furniture feet
Furniture legs on the market are also characterised by separate materials. These are, for example
-Copper, aluminium or zinc alloys – they provide a feather lightness, but also a great look, due to their glossy appearance.
-Fixed feet – for the most demanding. Strong, robust, durable – they will bear the high weight of massive furniture on their shoulders.
It is important to find a balance between appearance, functionality and the material the legs are made of. An inappropriately chosen leg can be disgusting in appearance, but also cause the whole structure it supports to collapse.
A furniture leg alone is not enough. It needs helpers, which will stabilise the whole composition. These include metal/steel mounting plates, adjustable foot clips and also irreplaceable furniture pads, which will protect the valuable supporting material. For proper installation you will need furniture screws and of course a drill. All you need to do is drill through the bottom and you’re done. Admittedly, you can also use various types of glue, but this is a very risky procedure, prone to damage and is therefore advised against by many professionals.