2) There are no legs or feet fitted to my furniture.
The solution depends on a few factors. Some very modern sofas and chairs without
legs actually have dense cardboard frames and as such are just unsuitable for legs.
You need to inspect the base of the furniture to find out what sort of construction
it has. Get access to the underside of the furniture and remove some of the fabric
covering (Hessian) near a corner so you can check the construction. You need a wooden
frame suitable for fixing legs.
If you find flat wooden rails 18-42 mm thick then these should be fine for fixing
T-Nuts. You do need access to the TOP of the rail to fit the T-Nut, if so go to T-Nuts
and follow the instructions.
If you cannot get access to the TOP of the Wooden Rail then read on and you should
find a solution you can use ( in section 4.)
3) I want to replace Castors or other Push-Fit feet.
Castors are normally a push -fit into an insert. Some manufacturers use a similar
fitting for Bun Feet. Push-fittings cannot be used for higher legs i.e. where the
leg is higher than it is wide.
The bun foot or castor normally has a metal spigot on it which clips into a metal
insert. The insert is set into the wooden frame.
Often, when you pull out the castor, the insert comes with it as happened in the
photo on the left. The insert may be levered out with a screwdriver if it stays in
There are different types of insert and different spigots in use but they all follow
the same general rules. The inserts will all lever out of the frame fairly easily
and they are all unsuitable for long legs.
In the photo below, you can see the insert after it has been removed from the castor
After many years it is not uncommon for the insert to have rusted quite badly. If
the insert breaks-up then the castor will collapse which often happens with old
We do not supply any products with push-in fittings and they should not be used
for legs higher that 35 mm because the lever forces produced will cause the insert
to pull out very quickly. True Bun Feet will not exert any force on this fitting
so they are absolutely fine.
Inspect the frame around the insert and if there is good access to the Rail top then
as long as the wooden rail is not thicker than 42 mm you should be able to fit T-Nuts
quite easily. ( The insert will probably leave a hole about 10 mm diameter and this
will need to be re-drilled to 12 mm diameter.)
You may need to read on, look at the photos, and find a more appropriate solution.
4) There is no suitable wooden rail for the T-Nut
This is often found when you try to fit legs to a Divan Bed which has had castors
fitted as in the picture below:
With many beds, after time the castor becomes loose and simply falls out when you
lift it up, as in the photo here.
First remove the fabric around the area to see what the frame is like.
Some beds have flat metal plates on each corner. These may have 8 mm or 10 mm nuts
welded onto them. The legs are screwed onto these plates. Use the original metal
plates where possible after you have confirmed screw type.
You can see the typical Divan bed construction. The side rails are vertical and the
corner post is an integral part of the Bed Frame.
There is nowhere to fit a T-Nut.
The corner post is often 200-300 mm long.
The solution here is to fit an E-Nut which is easily done by following our instructions.
Just click on the link above.
5) I want to increase the height of my furniture and use longer legs instead
This is quite common. Sofas, chairs and beds are often found to be too low, especially
as we get older. Budget risers are simply blocks of plastic or wood which stack
one on top of the other and they can be a cheap solution.
By using a solid fixing with longer legs you overcome many of the problems associated
with risers which fall over when you try to move the furniture.
If you have 8 mm T-Nuts (or retained fixings) already fitted then just choose the
height of leg you require.
If you need to fit E-Nuts, for instance to a Bed, then this fixing is perfectly strong
for all the legs we supply. The fixing must be installed according to our guide.
6) Can I fit legs/feet to extend existing table legs
This is a common situation where the lower part of table legs have been damaged.
You can fit E-Nuts in the foot of the table leg to get a solid fitting as in the
photo below. This should only be done where the existing legs are truly vertical.
It is not relevant whether the existing legs are turned or square.
As long as the foot of the leg is a reasonable size, say 40 x 40 mm or about
35 mm diameter, then the E-Nut is a good solution.
If you did not find your question answered here then please email us and send some
photos if possible. We will reply with the best solution. We might also include your
scenario within these pages (if you don’t mind.) because it will help others in the