Buy Hairpin Table Legs 2021
Complete your wood slab project with these 3 Pin stainless steel hairpin legs. These legs are modern, minimalistic and more than sturdy enough to hold the weight of our largest wood slabs, all without drawing the attention away from the natural beauty of the wood slab. The legs are available in both stainless steel and (raw steel by call to order)
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The metal shortage of the 1940s influenced a shift in product design, affecting everything from women's undergarments to toothpaste packaging. It was in this environment that Henry P. Glass came up with a stylish and practical solution we still love today: hairpin table legs.
Hairpin table legs remain popular to this day as a staple of the ever-popular midcentury modern look. Professional and DIY designers, alike, gravitate toward hairpin legs because they're easy to install and mesh well with any aesthetic.
Before you start looking for the perfect hairpin table legs, make sure you know what size you need. A good rule of thumb is that 28-inch legs tend to work best for desks and tables you intend to sit at, like dining room tables. 28-inch legs will provide the proper height for most desk or dining room chairs.
For further reference, 34-inch legs are ideal for free-standing countertops, while legs that are between 12 and 16 inches are best reserved for coffee tables and benches. If you're creating high-top tables, 40-inch hairpin legs will do the trick.
Ideally, you want to purchase hairpin table legs that are made of a base material of steel. Steel hairpin legs are truest to the original hairpin legs of the 1940s. Plus, they are sturdy and durable without adding a ton of additional weight to your project.
The question is, should you look for raw steel or steel with a finish? Raw steel has a tendency to rust quite easily, requiring regular care. We prefer steel hairpin legs that have a finish, as these look better and require far less maintenance.
Depending on where you shop, you'll find hairpin legs made with two or three rods. While you can find two-rod hairpin legs for desks and dining tables, we recommend using three-rod legs for larger projects.
Two-rod hairpins are perfect for lightweight or low pieces, such as coffee tables. The third rod is useful for larger and heavier projects as the third rod, cutting down the centre of the outer rods, provides extra strength and stability. That means that you won't have to worry about any wobbling or shaking.
Naturally, the grey and black legs are still available for traditional projects. However, we also provide legs with a copper finish as well as brighter colours such as blue and yellow. Nothing puts the "modern" in "midcentury modern" like a bright and eye-catching pop of colour!
Check manufacturer guidelines before deciding which hairpin legs are suitable for your hairpin table. More specifically, make sure that you look at the weight limits of your hairpin legs before making the purchase.
When you're constructing a table with hairpin legs, you won't be using the typical apron board around the perimeter. Apron boards are designed to add stability to your tabletop, particularly if it is long and heavy. The purpose is to keep it from bowing or dipping in the centre.
Fit the underside of your tabletop with three wood cleats that span the width of the board. The middle cleat should go down the centre of the table. The outer cleats should go just inside the hairpin legs, so you may want to install these last.
At the Hairpin Leg Company, we pride ourselves on creating beautiful designs that don't forgo function. Our goal is to provide you with furniture pieces like hairpin table legs that will allow you to turn anything, from a recycled slab of plywood to an old door, into a stylish staple for your home.
Your satisfaction is our number one concern. If you're not happy with the hairpin legs, hardware, or tops that you purchase from our store, we offer a 60-day return window. Send back your materials within 60 days and we'll provide a full refund, no questions asked.
Hairpin table legs are a timeless addition to any tabletop that will blend seamlessly with your interior design. At the Hairpin Leg Company, we provide a wide variety of sizes and finishes to ensure that you can find what you need for your project.
Would you prefer a ready-made piece equipped with hairpin legs? Take a look at our selection of ready-made tables, desks, and seating options. Where you want to build a hairpin leg table yourself or buy one that is already constructed, the Hairpin Leg Company can help.
Need to get to work in a tight spot? Match a rustic wood or blue or white steel trestle with a tabletop that fits your needs. Besides being a stable platform for a variety of surfaces, the shelving underneath frees up space by storing away books, printers or any of your supplies. The MITTBACK trestle pairs a rustic, traditional look with a tilt function that helps you find the sweet spot for your creativity in whatever tabletop angle you need to draw, design or paint.
This quick and unplanned DIY hairpin leg console table has turned out to be a really great piece. I had a 52-inch piece of wood left over from another project, and it was the perfect size for a console-type table in a skinny little pass-through area we have in our apartment.
I've purchased hairpin legs from a few different places. The hairpin legs I used in this project were custom-created from a seller on Etsy. Etsy has a lot of great options you can browse here. I've also purchased hairpin leg sets on Amazon (here is a 34" set).
Hello love your table!!! I am wondering what height did you use? I have some reclaimed boards that would make a great table, but I am not sure of what height I should have it at. I am going to use it for our front entrance area.ThanksLori
To make a hairpin leg coffee table, you simply install the legs to the tabletop of your choice using a drill and a screwdriver. However, there are three mistakes to watch out for: the wrong size screws, drilling too deep, and setting the legs too close to the edge of the table.
In order to install your hairpin legs correctly, you need to use the right size screw. People often (mistakenly) assume that the screws that come with the legs will automatically be the right size for their project. Not the case!
I eventually want to replace our wood coffee table with another (less damaged) wood coffee table, so I decided to stay away from building a wood side table. Just too much brown in this small space. Instead I was on the hunt for a white piece of stone or granite.
Because I knew that I was going to eventually place a heavy lamp on the table, I wanted to make sure I made the table as sturdy as possible. So instead of just gluing the legs to the piece of stone, I glued a piece of plywood to the bottom of the stone and then drilled the legs into the wood.
There are several ways to bend the legs. The easiest way that produces the most reliable and repeatable result is by using a rod bender. As of this writing they are about $80 before any discounts and must be bolted to the floor to use.
It is essential that each leg be the same and the way to measure it is by laying out a measuring grid on a flat surface. Draw a centerline and lay the hairpin into it. Mark where the rod ends land and measure the length from the bend. If it's uneven, and it probably will be, trim the long end down to match the short end. It's probably best to bend all four legs before doing this because you'll want to trim all of them to the length of the shortest side.
Using some angle iron, make an assembly fixture. One thing to make sure of is to build the fixture in such a way that the corner brace can slide in and make firm contact along both edges. Leaving the corner of the fixture open helps. Then install a vertical piece of angle for the hairpins to rest against while you weld them. Make sure this is square to where the corner brace sits.
Set the corner brace into the fixture and clamp it. Locate the hairpin on the corner brace and lean it against the upright angle iron. Tack weld the ends of the hairpin. Double check that the hairpin is still where you want it and complete the weld. Repeat this with the remaining legs.
I bought a house in 1970 and with it came a dining table with 4 of these legs . The table is long gone as a work bench top but I still have the legs . Strong and sturdy as ever waiting to go on another suitable tabletop. They work very well. 041b061a72