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Learn about Osborne's Fusion Legs


Working with Your Fusion Legs

If you order the Electra (#2411 or #2711) you will receive an assembled leg that consists of: 1) two wood pieces – a top and shaft; 2) two metal pieces – one that separates the top and shaft and one that fits at the bottom of the leg; 3) a threaded metal rod; and 4) a nut and washer. If you order the Solaris Leg (#2410 or #2710) your order components will be the same as the Electra with the exception that you will receive one metal element instead of two. You will also receive two plastic protectors with either leg order to place on the exposed ends of the threaded rod while the leg is disassembled for finishing.

Preparing to Stain or Paint Your Fusion Legs

Please note that the fine finish on the metal components can be adversely affected if not protected when you finish your wood components.  You may avoid damage to the metal by using either of the following guidelines.
Option 1:  You may choose to protect the metal elements by covering them with plastic and then sealing the plastic with durable paint grade masking tape prior to beginning any finish work on the wood components.  This method is relatively successful for protecting the finish on the metal components but is more prone to failure than the more thorough method described in Option 2.
Option 2: The leg you receive is easily disassembled.  We strongly recommend that you disassemble the leg prior to finishing the wood components as disassembly provides the highest level of protection to the metal components.  The entire leg assembly is secured with a nut and washer that you will find at the top of the leg.  Take a 9/16” socket wrench and – turning the wrench counter-clockwise – unscrew and remove the nut and washer.  Having removed the nut and washer lift the various wood and metal components from the threaded metal rod.  Place the protectors on the exposed ends of the metal rod to avoid damage to the threading.
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NOTE: On the Solaris design, the threaded metal rod is mounted into the wooden shaft of the leg.  On the Electra leg, the metal rod is mounted into the last metal element – the foot.  In the case of the Solaris you will probably want to the remove the threaded metal rod and set it aside to ensure against bending or damaging the rod while the wood element is being finished.  In the case of the Electra you may leave the threaded metal rod attached to the metal element as the element – along with the rod – should be carefully stored while the wood elements are being finished.

NOTE: Please take care to avoid bending the rod while the leg is disassembled. Once the wood elements have been stained, painted or finished, you may reassemble the leg by reversing the disassembly process.  On the Electra you begin by inserting the threaded rod into the metal component that serves as the foot of the leg.  Tighten the rod gently, and then carefully load the next wood element into place, followed by the second metal element and finally the top.  Place the washer and then thread the nut to the rod by hand before taking a 9/16” socket wrench and tightening clockwise.  Reassembly of the Solaris is performed in the same manner with the exception that you begin by inserting the threaded metal rod into the lower wood element before loading the single metal element onto the rod, followed by the final or top wood element.  Join the washer and nut the same as with the Electra.

Please note: individual Fusion Leg components may not be purchased separately.