Skip to Content

Awesome DIY Furniture Ideas With Hairpin Legs

You can turn almost anything from windows, shutters, crates and even snowboards into a piece of furniture really easily by just adding some hairpin legs. I’ve used hairpin legs DIY several times when making furniture for my home.

One of the great things about hairpin legs is that they come in lots of different heights and colours. You can make everything from a low bench to a high console table.

These furniture legs are really versatile in that they look great with a lot of the current interior trends such as mid-century modern, industrial and rustic farmhouse look.

Hairpin legs are an awesome way to upcycle your own furniture.  Here I show you how.

We’re a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

The Best Ideas For Hairpin Legs DIY Furniture In Home Decor

1. Upcycled vintage suitcase side table – Pillarboxblue
For this hairpin leg DIY, I used really short ones to transform a suitcase into a lovely bedside table.

Hairpin legs DIY idea upcycled vintage suitcase side table.

2. Reclaimed Barn Wood Console Table – Sustain my craft habit
How about a tall 28″leg, to turn a reclaimed piece of barn wood into a gorgeous console table full of character.

Hairpin legs DIY barnwood consol table

3. DIY World Map Desk –

The legs on this desk are in the Pantone colour of the year 2019 “living coral”. They were a perfect choice for this custom-built desk, wooden legs would have just looked too chunky in that space.

DIY world map desk with living coral hairpin legs

4. DIY Coffee table using a salvaged shutter – Farmhouse Made
Love the size of this unique coffee table, nice and big! A great hairpin leg DIY furniture idea.

Hairpin legs diy shutter coffee table

5. DIY Nightstand from an old wine crate – Pillarboxblue
My hairpin leg DIY I did for my son’s bedroom. This nightstand has 16″ hairpin legs.

DIY Nightstand- Made with an wine box. Waxed to age it, used the lid to make shelves and then added some hairpin legs. Full tutorial.

6. Skateboard Table – Fubiz
There isn’t a tutorial for this, but it isn’t difficult you just stick some hairpin legs on the a skateboard. This has given me an idea for a couple of old snowboards I have in the loft.

Hairpin legs DIY skateboard table

7. DIY Tree Slice Hairpin Table – Burkatron
I think this is a gorgeous idea, turning a tree slice into a side table.

Hairpin legs DIY wood slice table

8.DIY Tufted Leather Bench with Custom Hairpin Legs – Little House of Four.
Not only did Katie make a stylish upholstered bench but she also made her own hairpin legs. That’s some great DIY skills.

Hairpin legs DIY ideas leather bench

9. Hairpin Make-Up Vanity – Pneumatic Addict
This lovely make-up vanity dresser comes complete with plans.

Hairpin legs diy make up vanity

10. Hairpin leg bed – Urban Outfitters
I know this isn’t a DIY but I think this bed from Urban Outfitters looks great with the hairpin legs. I’m sure you could easily make one out of pallets.

Hairpin Legs DIY bed

11. Diy Card Catalog Credenza – Laura Wifler
Laura has done a stunning job with this hairpin legs DIY with a card catalog.

Hairpin legs DIY cardcatelogue side table

12. Pallet Coffee Table – Upcycle That
Another coffee table but a simple one anyone can do with an old pallet.

Hairpin legs pallet coffee table

13. DIY Footstool – Pillarboxblue

How to make a really easy footstool using hairpin legs. I think the denim upholstery goes really well with the industrial look of the hairpin legs.

Upcycled Denim Footstool

 I love them all, but I will dig that old snowboard out of the loft and put some legs on it. Also, I’ll be on the lookout for an old card catalog. Which ones are your favourites?

If you liked this post you might want to check out these other DIY furniture ideas.

The Best Ways To Repurpose Old Crates

The Best Ikea Lamp Hacks

21 Of The Best Ways To Repurpose Old Wooden Crates. - Pillar Box Blue

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

[…] very cute.       9. Ammunition crate sidetable – Virgina Sweet Pea I think hairpin legs can make anything look great and that is certainly the case with this crate side table.   […]

Amazing skateboard home decor for all skateboarding lovers - LittlePieceOfMe

Sunday 19th of February 2017

[…] Image credit […]


Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Where do you buy hairpin legs? I live in Canada and I'm thinking Home Depot??

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I can get them on Amazon in the UK and US but I don't know about Canada. I'd also try ebay.


Sunday 4th of September 2016

Thank you so much for this post! Just moved into a new place and in need of a new coffee table, these ideas are fantastic!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 4th of September 2016

Thank you ! I'd love to see what coffee table you make.


Saturday 3rd of September 2016

Wow what a transformation, I can't choose which upcycle I like best they're all great! Great round up Claire :)

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

Thank you ! Hairpin legs can really transform junk.