I did a segment on our local lifestyle show, Studio 5, all about hairpin legs. I already had planned on making a desk using hairpin legs for my sons’ room when I move them into a different bedroom so I made the reclaimed wood desk a little early so I could use it on the show.
I love mid century modern furniture! But since I live in a very traditional cottage style home, I can’t have every single piece of furniture in my home be MCM. Hairpin legs are a great way to add a touch of mid century modern to any style of home. Add them to side tables, chairs, coffee tables, TV stands, entry tables, and benches! Did you find a table at a thrift store with a broken leg? No problem! Do you have a piece that your dog has chewed to pieces? Or maybe you just want to change up an existing piece for fun.
As with my tree stump planter, I love to add a touch of something modern to something that would ordinarily be considered “rustic”. That is why I chose to pair the reclaimed wood with the hairpin legs.
Once all the pocket holes are drilled, screw the boards together.
Then all you have to do is add the hairpin legs. There are holes in the plate for you to screw them into place. I buy my hairpin legs online through ebay mostly. I have seen good deals on etsy as well. The 4 inch legs I used on the planter are $20-$25 for a set of four legs and these 28 inch legs are $75-$85 for a set of four.
You don’t have to use reclaimed wood boards. You could use a marble remnant, plywood, or a live edge board. The possibilities are endless.