smokestack smokestacks (table legs)

Your local home-improvement store has model smokestacks!

You might not recognize them as such at first glance, but tapered replacement table legs are really smokestacks in disguise. They come in several styles, and lengths from about 6 to 29 inches. A long leg costs around $5.00.

The left photo shows two typical replacement legs. The “colonial” style leg was cut at the red marks and yielded the 137-foot (HO scale) stack shown in the right photo. The “modern” leg is about 28" long, which would produce a 203-foot stack in HO scale.

Here are the steps I followed to transform a table leg into a smokestack.

So, if you're looking for a smokestack, drop by your local home-improvement center and check out the selection of replacement table legs.