Have you ever looked at a hairpin leg and thought to yourself, “I could totally make that!” Well, good news: you can. In just four simple steps, you can create your own hairpin desk legs using materials you probably already have around the house. All you need is a bit of creativity and a willingness to get your hands dirty.
4 Steps To Make Your Own Hairpin Desk Legs
- Start by collecting some materials. You’ll need a length of 3/8″ diameter rod, a piece of 3/4″ plywood, and four hairpins. If you don’t have hairpins on hand, you can always use coat hangers or even old-fashioned steel dresser drawer handles.
- Cut the plywood into four equal rectangles. These will be the tops of your hairpin legs.
- Drill a hole in the center of each rectangle big enough to fit the rod through snugly.
- Assemble the hairpin legs by threading the rod through the holes in the plywood and then attaching the hairpins (or other hardware) to the ends. You may need to use a bit of glue or epoxy to get everything to stay in place.
These are just a few ideas to get you started on your own hairpin desk legs project. Be creative and have fun! Remember, there are no rules when it comes to DIY-ing your own furniture. So go forth and build something amazing!