This is one of the easiest and most impressive DIY projects I’ve done! In around an hour you can make your own custom hairpin leg table!

Time: 1 Hours Cost: $300 Difficulty: Easy

 

Who knew making your own custom furniture was so easy!

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
I found this TOTALLY cool slab of wood at a local lumber store in San Diego called Made Lumber. I knew instantly that this would make the coolest desk.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
The nice thing about building this piece of furniture is that it doesn’t require any expensive tools. Most people have a drill and sander, and if you don’t have one guaranteed you know someone who has one.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Use a T-square to mark where your legs will go. Use a pencil to outline your legs and make sure to mark the holes where you need to drill.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Your pilot hole should be smaller than your screw.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Pilot holes keep your wood from splitting, but it also makes it easier to screw your legs in.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Now place your legs on the table and screw them down. You’re already 80% done with project! Easy, right?
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diy hairpin leg table super easy
Since this is a desk I want the top very smooth. Use a hand sander and a fine grit sand paper to smooth the top.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
This is an uncoated slab of wood, so I want to finish it by applying a coat of mineral oil. You’ll need to apply a couple coats and you may need to continue to do this for a couple weeks. This wood is thirsty!

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Use a clean cloth to rub the oil into the grain. I love how dramatic the change in color is! It’s so rewarding.

 

diy hairpin leg table super easy
Seriously that’s it! Amazing right? This took me about an hour.
One last thing to note, you don’t have to use a slab of wood like I did. You could upcycle an old door or use materials you have at your house. The beauty of hairpin legs is that it’s super easy to attach them.

 

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Materials I used for this project:

Wood Slab   (Made Lumber)

Hairpin Legs   (DIY Hairpin Legs)

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