How to Attach a Plate for Chair Legs

Written by patrice lesco
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Plates for chair legs are usually made of metal and have four sockets for screws, as well as one larger socket to screw in a chair leg. While they do not work with all kinds of chair legs, they do provide a sturdy foundation and brace for the leg, which makes the furniture quite stable. Attaching the leg plate to the chair requires only a few tools and a short period of time.

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Things you need

  • Chair
  • Leg plate
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Mail
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the chair upside down so you can work easily.

  2. 2

    Lay the chair leg plate in the corner, where the leg will be. Line the plate up with the edges of the chair and so the screw holes rest on the wood frame of the chair.

  3. 3

    Outline the plate using a pencil and mark the holes for the screws. This will allow you to put the plate back in its correct spot when you are ready to attach it to the chair.

  4. 4

    Remove the plate from the chair, then use a hammer and a nail to make indentations in the wood frame where the marks for the screw holes are. This will give you starter holes for your screws.

  5. 5

    Return the medal plate to the chair frame, lining it up with the marks on the frame that you previously made. Then insert one of the screws into one of the starter holes you made and screw it into the wood using a screwdriver. Screw in all four screws to complete the project.

Tips and warnings

  • Before attempting this project make sure that your chair legs are the screw-in type. Additionally, when you select your leg plates for your chair, take one of the legs with you to the store. Prior to purchasing the leg plates, make sure that your chair legs fit into the plates that you want to purchase.

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