One more thought... does anyone know where to find, or exactly what the following are called...

I'm looking for dowel rod legs and corresponding bases to screw into my board. The bases are little metal sockets with threads to accept threaded dowel rods that act as legs. I believe I've seen these on cheap decorative tables (designed to have a table cloth put over them, 'cause they're particle board and flimsy) and they're usually threaded at a slight angle so the leg splays out slightly.

Ring any bells? It's amazing how hard it is to find simple things when you don't know exactly what they're called...