More people should try this. Suppose you have a beautiful scrap slab of butcher block counter top.
Now you need legs to convert the slab to a functional table.
You COULD buy or make some legs from the local lumberyard. Very expensive! Click link
OR you could use a little ingenuity to convert salvage legs from a discarded table
to fit the top you already have.
Flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores and (sadly) even the local dump overflow with
genuine factory grade hardwood legs from yesteryear which can be repurposed to make a
beautiful base for your new table top.
Here is one example in four easy steps:
Funky beat up particle board table top attached to scuzzy factory table legs at the local thrift
shop. $40.00 out the door!
Boy, did these legs clean up nicely! The finish surface underneath the gunk was almost
pristine. What a gem! Obviously they are the wrong width and length to fit the new table
top, so a few cuts and fill wood will complete the reattachment to their new home.