How to Install Furniture Leg Levelers

Written by adam king
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Furniture that isn't level can be a real frustration. No matter how new or how old your house is, there will always be those areas that your furniture just never seems to be level. Threaded furniture levellers can be installed to allow your furniture to remain level anywhere in the home. These levellers consist of a threaded leveller pad and a threaded insert. Once installed, they can be adjusted at any time to accommodate any floor that's less than furniture-friendly.

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Things you need

  • 3/8-inch brad point drill bit
  • Measuring tape
  • Tape
  • Cordless drill
  • Hammer

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  1. 1

    Mark the centre of the leg on which the leveller will be inserted. Push the brad point drill bit into the wood. Do this on all legs before installing the levellers.

  2. 2

    Mount a 3/8-inch drill bit into a cordless drill. Measure 1 1/2 inch up from the end of the drill bit. Wrap a small piece of tape around the drill bit at this measurement. Leave the two ends of the tape sticking out like a flag. Drill a 1 1/2-inch-deep hole at the centre location on each of the legs marked. Drill down until the tape brushes all of the wood dust away. This tells you that you have achieved the right depth.

  3. 3

    Tap the threaded inserts that come with your levellers into the hole. Hammer down until the spikes are driven all the way into the wood. Screw the levellers into the threaded inserts. Turn the furniture over and set it upright. Turn the furniture levellers to move them up or down, depending on how each leg must be levelled.

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