shopping in the basement
That is what I call it when I need to go and buy something but I check in the stashes in the basement first...shopping in the basement.
I thought I had some L-brackets and I did!
AND short screws with big heads...just perfect!
How lucky is that --I built this guy -- waaaay back when -- with a wooden plaque as his base.
I played around with positioning the guy on top of the legs and drew an outline around the squares where they would attach. I drilled pilot holes with my Dremel tool, tried the holes and legs and L-brackets again, then screwed in the screws in the bottom of the plaque.
I repeated the process for the legs.
Voila -- he stands on his own!
close up of the L-bracket connections
Now I need to decide if I will plaster cloth the legs or leave them mostly as exposed wood. Maybe I will do a little of both.