Step #1: Make the base.PrevNext
Center the floor flange on the plywood square and fasten it with wood screws.
Step #2: Make the stem.PrevNext
- Cut the PVC pipe to 13" long. Using a utility razor knife or a drill with a Forstner bit, cut a 1-1/8" hole in the end of the rubber furniture leg tip. Work slowly; it’s thick stuff. You’re looking for a snug friction fit with the 1-1/4" disposer hose, so be conservative. On the leg tips I bought, there are concentric ridges; one of them fell just within my 1-1/8" circle, so I used it as my cutting guide.
- Now cram the PVC pipe into the furniture leg tip. This might be the hardest part of the build — it doesn’t want to fit, you’re really stretching and forcing it. Once you get it started, you can flip it over, put the leg tip on the floor, and press the pipe the rest of the way in.
- Push the other end of the pipe into the male threaded adapter. You can use PVC cement if you want, but a strong friction fit should do the trick.
Step #3: Make the telescoping ball rest.PrevNext
Cut the 1-1/4" disposer hose to 2' long and stuff it into the hole you made in the chair leg tip. You want a tight fit, so when you adjust the height it stays put without slipping down. If necessary, widen the hole slightly to achieve the right fit.
Step #4: Assemble.PrevNext
- Screw the stem’s threaded adapter into the flange on the plywood base. You can unscrew it for easy packing and transport.
- TIP: Make your tee even more stable by slipping your batting weights (donuts, etc.) over the top to rest on the base.