How to Cut Chair Legs Evenly

If you have chairs that are too tall for a table or members of your family, you may need to cut the legs to reduce their height.

Cut Chair Legs Evenly

Measuring the leg length and marking the chair legs on all sides are essential to cutting the legs evenly. This project will require precision cuts, so a circular saw or hand saw will be required. .

Measure all four chair legs for their exact length with a tape measure from the bottom of the seat to the end of the chair leg.

Determine how much of that length to cut off of the chair legs to ensure the desired height is obtained.

Re-measure to that specific length and mark each chair leg at that particular measurement. Ensure you measure and mark all sides of the chair with the marker.

Cut the legs at the mark using a circular saw or hand saw. Following the exact mark to ensure an even cut.

Sand the bottoms of the legs with sandpaper until they are smooth and even.

Things You Will Need

  • Circular saw
  • Hand saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Measuring tape


  • Always wear protective eyewear anytime you use power tools.


About the Author

Shelley Tounzen obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has been writing professionally for more than nine years. Currently, Tounzen works as a public relations specialist. Her articles have been published in "Chanel Life" magazine and on various websites.