Protect finish from moisture and scratches
Furniture Feet

No matter what exterior finish I use on outdoor tables and chairs, the legs' end grain wicks up moisture from wet ground or decking. And if the furniture sits on concrete, the rough surface damages the finish,if not the wood.

To elevate the wood off the surface, away from moisture and wear, I made feet from an old plastic cutting board. I simply drilled a countersunk hole in each foot and fastened them to the legs with exterior-rated wood screws. As an unexpected benefit, the hard plastic acts as glides, making heavier items easier to move.

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