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Published on September 19th, 2013 | by amazoncat


Hackers Help: Arild Sofa – replacing the legs?


A friend recently purchased an Arild sofa and chair second hand but hates the metal legs.  I flipped the chair up and can see they are attached with an alum key so I can remove them easily enough but can I replace them? I’m pretty handy at DIY but I’m a little worried that the metal bar that runs around the bottom of the chair/sofa might be structurally important somehow in which case removing it and replacing it with wooden feet could be a problem.  Has anybody else tried it?  Any ideas as to what might work?

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4 Responses to Hackers Help: Arild Sofa – replacing the legs?

  1. Alicia Zoe says:

    How about making leg slots ? Make 4 leg slots with wood – with the center hollow. Place the metal legs inside , presto ! New arm chair legs!

  2. Katia says:

    * I should say, they don’t come put together. It’s one of the only assemble steps

  3. Katia says:

    I have this sofa. Pretty sure the legs aren’t integral. They don’t come together when you buy it…..I like the legs though! We have the white sofa and ottoman

  4. Cleo420 Cleo420 says:

    Build a wooden frame with 1x1s to support the structure if you are worried about stability, but I would imagine that it is more decorative than structural. You could create a whole platform with drawers for storage and set the legless sofa on it, than you get stability, legs and storage!

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