On the level

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Date:1 May 2012 Tags:,

When you buy tall wooden chairs for a bar or breakfast counter, the seats are sometimes too high, and you need to trim the legs to achieve the required height. Often, however, the legs are curved, making it difficult to trim them to exactly the same length so that they stand level.

Here’s how to do it. First, determine the amount that has come off, then place each leg in turn in a bucket and fill with water to a depth corresponding to the required cut-off. Mark the cutting line by following the water line (this line will be 100 per cent horizontal). Repeat with each chair, preferably with the legs clamped in a vice. Easy!

Jan Rabie
Stellenbosch

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