Here is a new product that should be of interest to Do-It-Yourselfers looking to update a vintage sofa or maybe to create a midcentury styled stand for the big flat screen TV: Mid century Danish modern style furniture legs or “bun feet.” These have just been introduced by Classic Designs by Matthew Burak. They are made in the U.S.A. — available in eight species of wood — with a starting price of $6.50. You can also order taller sizes to your specification.
Interestingly, I could not find any other modern wood furniture legs like this when I searched online. Two years ago, I did this story about modern furniture legs available at Lowe’s. But, I do not see these on their website, and I know nothing about their origins.
I’m kind of surprised these are not more widely marketed. Good on you, Matthew Burak for jumping on this niche for supplies to make mid century modern furniture. <– Link to his site.
Update: Reader Jerry also has commented that Waddell Mfg has been making Round Legs like this for decades — he found them on Amazon. Disclosure: I added the code so if you buy from Amazon I get a little spiff — helps pay the blog bills!
Finally, as another alternative idea for DIYers looking for an even possibly cheaper solution: Watch for inexpensive pieces of furniture that include authentic modern feet designed and manufactured back in the day, but which are otherwise not worth keeping or using immediately. Salvage the vintage feet for another use. In fact, there looks to be a pretty good little market on ebay for such pieces.