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DIY Hairpin Leg Table Anyone Can Create

Do you want to create your own DIY hairpin leg table but you’re worried it will be too hard? Let me show you how easy it is!

Are you looking for a table with an “industrial and minimal” look? Or maybe you are looking for a really easy way to create your own DIY table. This is definitely the easiest DIY furniture piece I’ve ever created. I love the look the hairpin table legs give my new desk. I can’t wait to share how easy the DIY hairpin leg desk and my new office space was to create. Seriously, anyone can make this!

DIY table with hairpin legs

I’ve always wanted my own dedicated “office space.” Rather than hanging out and blogging on the kitchen bar or the dining room table, I wanted my own DIY office table.

I also wanted my new DIY office table to have an industrial and minimal feel to it.

I can’t weld or bend metal, so I was pumped when I figured out how easy it was to create this DIY table with hairpin table legs.

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Speaking of hairpin legs, the lovely folks at Crates and Pallet were generous enough to supply me with a set of their own 28″ black steel 2 rod hairpin legs.

The hairpin legs were super affordable and easy to install.

Speaking of easy to install, don’t leave without checking out more awesome DIY table legs here.

creative DIY table legs

Materials for your DIY hairpin leg table

  • Hairpin legs– the legs come in all sizes. I’ve chosen 28″ because that is a good height for a table.
  • Wood slab
  • Wood screws
  • Drill

For the wood slab, I had a wood table top that was previously used for THIS table. Do you remember my very controversial casket carrier turned table? Here’s a picture below of what it used to look like.

vintage casket carrier repurposed to a dining room table

As much as my husband was thrilled with this table (NOT), he asked me to please refrain from bringing it in our new home when we moved. I can’t imagine why 🙂

The dimensions of the old table top were a little big for the size I wanted my DIY office desk to be. We used a radial saw and ripped the wood slab to make it 22″ deep. We kept the length at 6′.

Next was the easy part.

How to install hairpin legs

  • All I did was flip the wood slab on its top and position the 4 hairpin legs where I wanted them.
Installing hairpin legs on a table top
Installing hairpin legs on a table top
  • All it took was a few screws and now I had a fully functional and industrial style office table.

DIY hairpin leg table

DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
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DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
DIY Hairpin Leg Table

I love how sleek this space looks. This office table is functional without being overly bulky.

DIY Hairpin Leg Table

DIY hairpin leg table

Do you want to create your own DIY hairpin leg table but you're worried it will be too hard? Let me show you how easy it is to create your own table.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Hairpin legs- the legs come in all sizes. I've chosen 28" because that is a good height for a table.
  • Wood slab
  • Wood screws

Tools

  • Drill

Instructions

  1. Cut or purchase a wood slab for the top of your table
  2. flip the wood slab on its top and position the 4 hairpin legs where you want them
  3. Use your drill and the wood screws to attach the hairpin legs to the table top
  4. Flip it over and now you have a DIY hairpin leg table!

Thanks to these awesome hairpin legs, I completed this office space with minimal to no effort!

Update: I have since replaced this table with a DIY modern floating office desk.I hope you will check it out. It’s my favorite DIY desk to date!

DIY modern floating desk from upper cabinets and butcher block

SHOP THE POST:

HAIRPIN LEGS – 28″ black steel 2 rod

TABLE LAMP

WIRE PENCIL CUP

ARTIFICIAL SUCCULENT GLASS GOLD TERRARIUM 

CHAIR– I spray painted the legs gold

ALL WALL DECOR CAME FROM Target Dollar Spot– unfortunately, it’s hit or miss to find these items.

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If you are wondering about the lovely DIY Shiplap, it’s actually my own SHARPIE SHIPLAP!

sharpie shiplap

Did you see my easy filing cabinet makeover?

That’s about all for todays DIY’s. I’m almost done with the dresser makeovers in our bedroom, so stay tuned!

Lindsey**

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  1. Betsy says:

    Hi! Love it! Is the wood stained with a grayish stain or it is painted? Thank you!

  2. Brittnaie says:

    Any suggestions of where I can find a similar table top? I love this look!

  3. Mariah says:

    Really great design. The table is big enough to used by an architecture to put all of their stuffs and also coffee mug. The table has made an outlook so great to create compliments. Its makes such a mood to work every time we see it. Really great design this is.

  4. Janet says:

    This is such a great desk! I’m coveting your workspace ­čÖé

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  9. Kippi says:

    Super groovy desk! Easy, pretty and so affordable is a win in my book. Thank you for visiting You’re The Star this week. I would like to ask permission to link to this post to show how these legs can be used for the clock table. It is a local class I am teaching. Thank you again for partying at #yts

  10. Roksa says:

    Very practical, my husband liked it

  11. Love everything in this post, Lindsey! Pinning… and your sharpie shiplap gets me every time! Happy sigh! Would LOVE for you to share at Homestyle Gathering! ­čśë

  12. Alice v says:

    I like the simplicity of this table and that it has a minimalistic look.

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