Awesome DIY Furniture Ideas With Hairpin Legs

Make Great Furniture 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 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 the rustic farmhouse look.

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

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The Best Ideas For Hairpin Legs DIY In Home Decor

1. Upcycled vintage suitase 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 !

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

 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?

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41 Responses

  1. […] 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.   […]

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. Wow what a transformation, I can’t choose which upcycle I like best they’re all great! Great round up Claire 🙂

  5. Mary

    Loved your projects with hairpin legs,all so different and beautiful you have done a beautiful job with them,may try the coffee table its fab.

  6. Love all of these looks!
    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

  7. There are so many great projects here, I love the card catalog! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  8. This is a really great selection of furniture with hairpin legs. They always remind me of the 60’s and I associate them with MCM furniture. And yet they are not limited to that are they, they are extremely versatile as shown by your collection.

    • Thank you ! I like that they can mix the retro with the rustic.

  9. Great roundup, it’d be hard to pick a favorite but I think #6 would be it. But I’d still want them all….LOL

    Thanks so much for joining the DI & DI Link Party, hope you had fun and have a great week!

    • Thank you ! The tree slice does seem to be the most popular, something about mixing the rustic with the modern.

  10. I love the look of these hairpin legs – so modern. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG

  11. They really are versatile and you’re showcase is wonderful–pinned! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. These are great!! We’re going to be redoing the guestroom soon….
    Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party.

  13. Oh those legs are very sleek and sexy! I love them!

  14. Nice collection! I like the mod(ern) look of hairpin legs. Glad they’re making a comeback! Thanks for showing us the many ways they can be used with Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  15. So impressed – I think I love the log side table and the pallet central table the best but really, so many clever ideas!

  16. I love hair pin legs and the roundup is great. I really love yours on the old suitcase. I know I have/had a set that were on a vanity stool my grandma had. I hope I wasn’t a dummy and tossed them (ooh, maybe they’re in the shed 😀 I’m going to look tomorrow! Oh, and thanks for linking up to Waste Not Wednesday!!

  17. Hairpin legs!!! Who knew! I’m loving all these pics. Gorgeous x

  18. I think hairpin legs are so cute! I think they’re really good for small spaces or rentals because they feel more “airy” than heavy thick legs. I think it makes it feel more open. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  19. Claire- you have inspired me to look around for unique table tops for these wonderful hairpin legs!

  20. I like a touch of these legs! They can go with any interior and take up very little visual weight. Plus they keep things fresh and current.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. 🙂

  21. I LOVE all of these hairpin legs projects Claire. Of course yours are amazing, and it really looks like it’s super easy! The look is really fun, you can have a real rustic top and then these industrial style legs…ahh, feel like getting started with one right now, will put it on my list for sure!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks ! Yes the combination of rustic and vintage or industrial is really appealing. Careful hairpin legs are addictive, I have a couple of other projects in mind too.

  22. This is a great collection of ideas for hairpin leg tables. I currently have a round cutout just waiting for me to finish it into a table but I just haven’t decided yet how I want it to look. Thanks for some great inspiration.

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