DIY Footed Risers x2

Well HelloThere!

This was supposed to be a Re-use It Wednesday post, but every idea I tried was an epic fail!🤦‍♀️ Don't you hate that when it happens? 

I have wanted a footed riser for my dining table for some time but never bought one. 

Anyway...Back in October Jeff (DH) was working on a cabinet for a friend; so I asked him to cut down a piece of wood for me. I scrounged through our wood horde,  found some trim pieces and feet that I bought (who knows when) that were never used. 

Unknown to me DH cut the trim to size, sanded, put it together and stained it.  He then sealed it with furniture wax. Assembled it and here it is! Quick and easy!

No. 1 Footed Riser for the Dining Room 


  • Board - whatever length and width you want (mine is plywood cut to 1×8"w×3'l)
  • Trim - whatever style 
  • Finials - any style 
  • Leg mounting plates
  • Stain or paint (your preference) 
  • Polycrylic, polyurethane or furniture wax (your preference) 
  • Wood glue 
  • Saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Nail gun


  1. Cut wood to desired length 
  2. Cut trim to fit around wood
  3. Apply trim to board
  4. Stain wood, trim & finials 
  5. Once Stain is dry seal with polyurethane, polycrylic or wax
  6. When that is dry, flip over & attach leg mounting plates 
  7. Screw in finials 
  8. Put on your table and decorate 

This is what mine looked like for fall.

Fall 2023

No. 2 Tray for the Breakfast Area Table

Recently I switched out the table in my breakfast Nook, going from a round to a rectangular table. Although I love the look, none of the trays/risers I used on the round table worked, so DH made me another one. 


  • 1×8×24 wood board (mine is poplar) 
  • Router 
  • Router bit 
  • Table saw 
  • Sander
  • Wood glue 
  • 4 clamps
  • Stain 
  • 4 - 1in wood drawer pulls 
  • Polyurethane, polycrylic or furniture wax 


  1. Cut wood to 23in
  2. Router edges
  3. Sand
  4. Glue feet to bottom of board, using spring clamps to hold in place until glue dries
  5. Stain 
  6. Apply sealer

There's your new riser! 

Hope you love yours as much as I love mine!
Enjoy your day! ♡ Tina

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  1. These are just beautiful. It's so interesting to see how something so simple turns out with such an elegant look. Pinned! Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #39! Hope to see you next time for #40 sharing posts, old or new.


Thank you for stopping by & commenting; I really do appreciate it! I will reply as soon as possible. Hope you have a lovely day. XO Tina

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