I Sawzall’d the Legs Off Our Sideboard
I Sawzall’d the Legs Off Our Sideboard

I Sawzall’d the Legs Off Our Sideboard

Now that we have new replacement windows [W00T!], I’ve been able to secure the cat door in the dining room window.  Once I finish building the connector, the cats will be able to use the cat door to access their outdoor cat enclosure.  We’ve always had a sage green file storage cabinet / sideboard / credenza thingy in front of the window.  I don’t have a great “before” picture of it, but you can see it in the distance of the 1st pic, and next to Bonkers in the 2nd:

dining room looking out towards river        bonkers sitting on the dining room floor

We bought it from Home Decorators Collection in either late 2012 or early 2013:

Hubby had a genius suggestion when we were about to move it back in front of the window yesterday, after the replacement window installation dudes left:  cut the legs off right underneath the 3 file drawers so it’s flush with the window sill, instead of being a foot higher:


After 5 minutes with my trusty sawzall, the legs were history.  It was SO MUCH FUN!  I haven’t used my sawzall in forever!  Seeing the window replacement dudes using theirs to hack through the living room window’s metal braces gave me all the inspiration I needed:

198f        sawzalling the legs off the dining room file cabinet / sideboard / console

Now it’s perfect:

198d        198e

The perfect height for the kitties to use their cat door into the outdoor cat enclosure:

dining room file cabinet / sideboard / console and cat door

Even Bonkers can jump up on that!  Although perhaps I should add a layer of grip-tape…

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  1. Jessica @CapeofDreams

    Sawzalls are the best! That is what Douglas wants for Christmas this year. Maybe if he’s good! The sideboard looks good now that it isn’t blocking the window.

    1. Nine Dark Moons

      Agreed! Hubby didn’t want anything blocking our new beautiful replacement windows, and it works out so much better for the cat door, too! Sawzalls are the best 🙂

  2. Anne

    Cutting the legs off your sideboard was brilliant! And if you ever decide to put that piece of furniture to a different use, it would make a great coffee table.

    1. Nine Dark Moons

      Ooooooooooooo – good point! Jim is the brains and I’m the brawn. He’s got many brilliant suggestions 🙂 [not really – we’re both pretty good at sharing the brains and the brawns!]

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