7 Creative Ways to Use Hairpin Legs – Design It Yourself | Custom Furniture


Hairpin Legs make the perfect DIY accessory as you can put them on just about anything. This stylish and modern design withstands the test of time, so you can feel confident attaching them to a beloved piece or something brand new. 

You know they're affordable, but what's the best way to use them? Check out these projects below to see some of the many ways to put hairpin legs to work. 

1. Side Table

Perfect for the bedroom or living room. We recommend a 24" hairpin leg for smaller table projects like these. 

Add a powder coated color finish to your legs to give the room a nice accent color or stick to the raw steel for a rustic look. Shop the 2 Rod Hairpin Leg here


2. Plant Stand 

Plant stands are such a fun way to utilize hairpin legs. You can choose from a range of leg heights and table top shapes. Go with a round top that can double as a stool or display multiple plants on a longer piece of wood.


3. Bench

Is your hallway at home missing something? Maybe you have an outdoor area that could use some extra seating. All you need is a set of short hairpin legs and a long piece of wood to create a beautiful bench. The Combo Hairpin Leg is a great option for bench projects.


To recreate the bench look below with a sturdy back, check out our Hairpin Bench Kits

4. Chair

Hairpin legs add a modern style to chairs and make them look great at any height.

We recommend using a 16" height for chairs that sit at a regular table. Check out the Hairpin Leg Chair Frame for the easiest way to create a stylish new chair. 

5. Coffee Table

The coffee table is usually the center piece of a living room space. Make a statement with your coffee table by giving it the modern and stylish flair that comes with a set of hairpin legs.

If you have a unique piece that you think would look great as a table top, let the top speak for itself by pairing it with a raw or black steel set of legs. Or let the legs make the statement by adding a pop of color to brighten up the room. We recommend a 16" set of legs for coffee tables, available in 2 Rod and 3 Rod styles.

6. Desk 

For many of us, our desk can be where we spend most of the day. Choosing a desk with hairpin legs gives you the freedom to design a unique work space. For uneven floors, we recommend the Level III Hairpin Leg style which  includes a leveling foot with a rubber floor protector.

Inspire productivity with a great looking desk that you'll actually want to sit at for hours. Shop the 3 Rod Hairpin Leg to get this look.

7. Media Cabinet

Hairpin legs don't always have to steal the show. These legs are great for supporting storage pieces that need to stay low to the ground.

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We recommend 8" legs for media cabinets like these, available here.

These are just a few ways to use this extremely versatile metal table leg. The possibilities are truly endless. 

Summer is the perfect time for fun DIY projects, so grab yourself a set of legs and start building a one of a kind piece to last a lifetime! 

Big thanks to our awesome customers for these photos of their finished projects. Make sure to send us photos of your masterpiece when you're done!



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