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Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Eli

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Custom Capita





This may not look very impressive, but I really wish I figured out sooner that the “feet” of the Capita legs can be removed (by simply pulling them out). The legs can then be shortened to your desired length, and the feet pushed back into place. This really helped me out to match the height of some existing kitchen elements.

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Since the legs are adjustable, it isn’t critical that you saw them off very accurately to the same length. It’s more important to cut straight.

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4 Responses to Custom Capita

  1. Ostracon says:

    Good idea. FYI: You can get the straightest cut on a pipe with a pipe cutter. It rolls around the pipe and you tighten it down with every full rotation. Leaves a pretty clean cut too.

  2. Jenny says:

    A pipe/conduit cutter might work to get a nice even cut.

  3. Julie says:

    Do you have any pictures of the finished installation?
    We bought these before and returned them because they were too high… It would be great to see.
    Thanks

    • Eli says:

      I didn’t take a picture of the result, but it looks exactly like a normal medium capita except shorter (or like a normal short capita, except longer). If you lie on the floor and scrutinize the legs you may detect some imperfections here or there but who does that? I used a hand saw, didn’t think of getting a pipe cutter…

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