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DIY Hairpin Leg Table Anyone Can Create

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.

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
DIY Hairpin Leg Table
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!

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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