Hairpin Leg Dining Table

Hairpin Leg Dining Table

Amanda – I built the bench using the same wood planks I used for the table than to reinforce it, I added trim pieces to the sides (see the picture above in the post). The bench is 68 inches long and the table is 78 inches. I made it this length so it can easily slide under the table and still have enough room for up to 3 to sit on it. I placed the hairpin legs 3.5 inches in on both ends. The bench is pretty beefy and so far I haven’t noticed it bending in the middle or unable to support the weight. If you are really concerned, you could always add an additional set of hairpin legs directly in the center of the bench. I used these combination hairpin legs.
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

7. As for the legs, we decided to go the prefabricated route and purchase them. We found some at Ikea for $10 each, but they weren’t ideal and we swapped them out for the hairpin legs that we currently holding our office table aloft (you can find similar hairpin legs here and that’s ultimately where we ended up getting the shorter bench hairpin legs from).

Hairpin Leg Dining Table

Hairpin legs may look thin and delicate but they’re strong and durable, able to support a dining table for example. In fact, they suit dining tables really well. The one featured on Themerrythought can be built using reclaimed wood and 28” hairpin legs. You’ll also need some wood for the support boards, a saw, a sander, a drill, screws, clamps, polyurethane and a paint brush if you want to make a similar piece of furniture.
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

Anther beautiful DIY design for a dining table can be found on Thefeltedfox. To make this piece you’ll need hairpin legs, two laminated pine panels, two pieces of pine for the supports, screws, spray paint, wood glue, a sander, a drill and clamps. The hairpin legs in this case were painted white and they look very beautiful in combination with the black top.
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

An even smaller piece of furniture, or actually accessory, which you can make using a wood board and a set of four hairpin legs can be a lap desk. 8” hairpin legs should be just right for this type of project. You can find more details about it on Themerrythought. The live edge wood in this case adds extra charm to the design.
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

After staining, we sealed our table with a polyurethane (pictured above). This gives the finish an extra coat of protection and makes it a little easier to clean/wipe down after meal times. I still recommend using coasters on a table like this with cold drinks though.I am completely happy with our finished table. I love the woodgrain, the honey-colored finish and the simple hairpin legs. As a bonus, I'm so happy we were able to create a table that our family can grow into for such a reasonable price! 
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

After completing the table, I came up with an idea to build a matching bench. I basically used the same concept for the bench as I did for the table. I used the same style of board as I did for the tabletop and had Home Depot cut and my trim pieces down to size.  I screwed it all together, sanded and stained it, then order some cool hairpin legs to match the look of the table. All told it took me about an hour to build the bench from start to finish.
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Hairpin Leg Dining Table

These Live edge dining tables are made to order. We will work with you to choose the actual slab we will use for your piece, since each is unique. Specifications: Legs are made of 1/2″ solid steel and powder coated for a durable finish. Custom powedercoating colors available. Looking for a custom color? Please inquire for details.  Keys are inlayed (where appropriate) to mitigate checks/cracks and maintain the structural integrity of the slab. These keys can be done in brass, copper or a contrasting wood. Finish schedule is a hand rubbed, three part process consisting of hand rubbed oil basecoat, sanding sealer then a durable matte topcoat. Pricing is based on a 65″ x 27″/31″ x 30 oak slab table with inlayed walnut keys and 3 rod teal hairpin legs. Pricing varies based on material used, dimensions and shipping location. Standard lead time for this piece is 4-6 weeks.  Ships via freight crate with legs detached, all holes pre-drilled with hardware/bits and legs clearly marked.  Interested in your own custom piece? Please contact us here.
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The nice thing about dining tables with hairpin legs is that they often allow the chairs to stand out more, by being so simple and subtle. Use this idea to your advantage if you want to complement your table with a variety of chairs featuring different styles, shapes and colors. Find more inspiration on Abeautifulmess.
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Hi J – If everything is level with the table itself maybe the floor is the culprit. Before attempting to modify the table, I’d first start by checking the levelness of the floor. If the floor isn’t level you could also do a quick fix and had a small shim under one of the legs. If that is too unsightly, you could also remove the wobble leg, add a small shim (like a thin piece of wood) to the underside of the table and reattach the leg with the shim in place. Does that make sense?
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For an entryway or hallway, a bench or console table can be the perfect accessory. According to Lovelyindeed, the project should be very simple and doesn’t require any experience in the furniture-making field. The supplies needed include plywood, foam padding, batting sheet, upholstery fabric, a staple gun, cutter, hairpin legs, a drill and some screws.
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A bedroom’s interior design should be airy and soothing so big, bulky pieces of furniture have no place here. So if you’re not happy with how things are right now, make a few changes. Your old nightstand could be replaced by something more sleek and delicate such as a sort of side table with hairpin legs similar to the one on thefreshexchangeblog.
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The side table featured on Mayanrocks could easily pass as a nightstand. In fact, it was built o serve this purpose. You could make a similar piece for your own bedroom using the following materials and tools: wood boards cut to size, wood stain, clear coat, nails, hairpin legs, sandpaper, a hammer and a drill.
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It would be interesting to use hairpin legs in combination with contrasting elements meant to highlight their light and sleek structure. For example, the small table we found on stellaharasek fits well into the décor, in combination with the vintage chairs and the faux fur seat covers casually placed on them.
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With the table top added in, the total height is 30 inches. With the bench top added to the 16 inch hairpin legs, the total height is 18 inches. This height seems to be prefect for both kids and adults. I am 6 foot tall and I can sit very comfortably on the bench. Another reader had some questions about the bench, so please see my comment to her for some more info. Hope this helps!

If you want to build a desk, consider the option of giving it hairpin legs. Combine them with a simple and modern top. You can even include some built-in storage. You can find a description of such a project on Sinnenrausch. The desk features here includes a tiny drawer for storing small things and an open shelf for the laptop, documents and other things.
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If you decide to build a bench for your home, consider live edge wood for the seat. It would look exquisite, especially if the bench is long such as for four people for example. To balance out the sturdiness and heavy look of the wood seat, you can give the bench hairpin legs. The result would be a design similar to the one we found on Yellowbrickhome.
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Given how beautiful the bench on Brit looks, you could hardly believe this was a DIY project. To make the bench, you’ll need some 1” plywood, fabric for the upholstery, batting and foam as well as hairpin legs. The tools required include a drill, a staple gun, screws and scissors. You can customize the design through your choice of fabric.
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With all this talk about hairpin legs, we didn’t really focus at all on the methods you can use to procure them. One option can be to make the legs yourself. In such a case, you can’t really expect them to look perfect but the methods would allow you to create something unique and ideal for a vintage piece. Check out Preumaticaddict for more details on the process.
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My last official wood shop class was in 7th grade about 21 years ago. I’ve built some random things for my job over the years but never furniture and never something that will be the centerpiece of a dining room. I had a few ideas running around in my head, but they all seemed overly complicated, so I hit the internet for some inspiration and settled on a rather simple design (we used these posts as inspiration/guidance: DIY Dining Room Table, A Story About a DIY Table, and How I Built My Own Table All By Myself). I never really intended to copy any of the designs exactly, but that’s pretty much what I did and perhaps, if you find yourself in my situation…needing a table, not wanting to buy one and possessing just enough confidence to get yourself into trouble, you’ll copy my design, which I copied from someone else. Living in an urban space and having minimal power tools and no workshop other than my patio, I knew I had to keep it simple, but most importantly, I had to keep it cheap. My goal was to see if I could build the entire table using nothing but the tools I already had and spend under $200.