When designing a kitchen and dining area, wood table legs can be an invaluable tool in completing a given theme. The right dining table legs will not only accent, but strengthen the decor of the room; with elegant legs and delicate touches, or bolder styles that proudly display their strength. Dining legs can be found in myriad styles and sizes, offering countless design possibilities. As dining tables are typically around thirty inches in height, dining table legs are often around twenty-nine inches, allowing some room for the thickness of the table top. As the dimensions of a table top can vary to accommodate different sized crowds, the thickness of the leg should complement the size of the table. Table legs, then, can be found in many thicknesses, from slender, two inch legs to the more "massive" looking legs at five inches. Other table leg styles available include turned legs, carved table legs, fluted legs and tapered table legs in addition to cabinet legs and wood bench legs. The choice allows you to refine and clarify your design direction. For example: as a rule it may be said that heavier turned legs will tend toward the country or provincial styles while something more delicate - tapered table legs - will tend to embellish a sophisticated style. Carved legs will tend to be a dressier leg than a heavy wood bench leg.
Though the name is quite specific, table legs can be used in many ways. The standard, of course, is the stand alone table in the dining room. However, there are also other great uses for wood table legs. For instance, dropping the height of an end section of counter to include a built-in dining area is one alternative. In such a setting, two whole legs are used to support the free end of the table. Many times, rectangular half legs will be used on the counter-end, giving the appearance of support, although the use is really more decorative. The applied half legs give the look of a complete table, even though the support is actually provided by the cabinet wall. Table legs can also be used for things like dining height hutches built into a counter, or be used underneath a butcher block island that has drawers for storage underneath the chopping surface. Turned legs are particularly effective in this application although carved table legs and even tapered table legs will lend their own specific personality. There are so many possibilities!
Osborne Wood Products, Inc. offers a wonderful selection of unfinished table legs in many styles. All of these legs are available in ten to twelve wood types including maple and oak. Whether a job requires a rustic farm table needing pine table legs, or a sturdy mission or shaker table needing cherry table legs or even the classic appearance of Sheraton legs or walnut legs; it will not be hard to meet the demands of various jobs with this selection on hand. Many of our standard designs can also serve as replacement table legs when repairing or restyling an existing table. Osborne now offers more sustainable options, as well. Wood table legs are now available in eco-friendly Lyptus. Additionally, FSC Certified options are being introduced, with dining legs currently being available in FSC Certified Cherry and Hard Maple. In those rare instances when you do not find the wooden furniture legs you need in our standard inventory, we are pleased to assist you with custom legs.
Table Base Kits are also available and can incorporate any of Osborne's table legs. The kits come with wooden table apron pieces, table legs, and all the hardware required to assemble a beautiful table base.