The variety of furniture leg accessories is vast and navigating your way through the options can sometimes be a little tricky. We have an overview of a selection of furniture accessories available and how they can be used on your next furniture project.
Angle and vertical leg plates
The leg plate is what holds it all together. The threaded plate attaches to a flat surface and allows for the thread of the stud to be affixed into place. Depending of the type of plate used, you can have the leg protruding at 90° (vertical leg plate) or angled (angle leg plate) depending on the look and orientation that you want to achieve. Both leg plates are supplied with the hardware to allow you to fix the plate to the work surface – easy, simple and effective.
A furniture stud is a threaded metal stud that protrudes from a wooden leg to allow you to fix it into place. The stud features two thread types:
- A course thread that is used to screw into the timber leg
- A finer thread that is used to screw into your fixing point in your furniture; this could be an angle or vertical plate or T nut
Many of the Leggz timber range already have a stud fixed into place, using the common furniture stud imperial size of 5/16”. For legs such as the timber cabinet and sofa legs, or where you may have a custom made leg, the furniture stud allows you to attach the leg to your furniture project.
So ‘How do I attached the stud to the leg?’ I hear you ask. Well Leggz has the perfect accessory to allow you to do this easily, without damaging the stud. The tri-wheel nut screws into the finer thread end of the stud. This allows you to screw the furniture stud into the timber leg, with tri-wheel design providing you with a sturdy grip to affix into place.
The T nuts are another alternative as a fixing point for the legs to your furniture. They are relatively easy to install, however they require some on-hand tools to complete the installation.
To install, pre-drill a hole, as per the height and width of the barrel of the T nut. Place the T nut in the hole and gently tap with a hammer to allow the fins to grab into the timber. Once you start to screw the leg into the T nut, the fins will grip and keep the T nut in place.
See our full range of furniture leg accessories.