Hello, my creative friends! I’m so excited that you’re joining me today, and I think you will love this easy DIY hairpin leg desk project. I have to admit I’m pretty dang proud of how it turned out too. This is the perfect project for a DIY beginner. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… but you only have two steps.
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Adding The Hairpin Legs
Old doors are perfect for this project, but you can use any wood for a DIY hairpin leg desk… or table. Get creative and look around and see what unique idea you can come up with. Maybe even an old pallet? Woah! How cool would that be?
When attaching the legs to your DIY hairpin leg desk/table, be sure to space them out evenly. Because I used a door, I chose to bring the legs somewhat to allow even weight distribution. This solid wood door is cumbersome, and I didn’t want it to bow in the middle. If you look closely at the picture, you can see where I used this door as a desk a few years ago. My leg placement was not good, and it did bow in the middle. There ya go! Please don’t do what I did. Learn from my mistakes.
Pre-drill Holes Before Attaching The Hairpin Legs
Be sure to predrill the holes, especially if you’re using old wood that is brittle to prevent splitting or cracking your wood before you secure the legs with the screws.
The set of hairpin legs comes with 4 screws per leg. Use them all! I plan to add a glass top to my DIY desk, and hairpin legs will ensure that the base is secure. Who wants a wobbly desk??? Not me!
Add Your Personal Touches To Your DIY Hairpin Desk
Here’s the fun part… paint it, refinish the wood… whatever your style is! I chose to paint because I wanted a clean, fresh look for my room. Here’s what I love about this DIY hairpin leg desk project. It can also be used as a table! So, when (and I will) get tired of it, I’ll move it to my dining room. For now, it will live in my guest room as a second office space—a great addition to this room for when family or guests come to stay.
I LOOOOVE how this DIY hairpin leg desk turned out and especially loved that this door belonged to my Grandma. Being able to salvage a piece of her makes me more than happy. Call me a hoarder of good junk, but I will NEVER part with this door. It may morph into many projects in my lifetime, but it’s mine for now and a little piece of her.
I’d love to hear what you think about this project. Please, don’t be a stranger. It only helps my blog grow when you leave a comment, and I love connecting with DIYers like myself.
Grandmas hold our hands for a short time but hold our hearts forever.~unknown
Until the next project… xo, Do