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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DIY Hairpin Leg Desk That Anyone One Can Create
Here is what you’ll need to recreate your very own DIY Hairpin Desk/Table. This is so cool!
- Old Door
- Chalk Mineral Paint (Drop Cloth)
- Hair Pin Legs Set of 4 (28 inches) table or desk
- Drill / Drill Bits
- Glass Top (optional)
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 in somewhat to allow even weight distribution. This solid wood door is very heavy and I didn’t want it to bow in the middle. If you look closely in the picture, you can see where I had 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! 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 on adding a glass top on my DIY desk and this will ensure that the legs will hold up the weight and create a secure base. 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 just 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 love that this door belonged to my Grandma. It was salvaged from her home before it was torn down along with the windows that decorate each side of the window. Call me a hoarder of good junk but I will NEVER part with this door. It may morph into many projects in my life but it’s mine for now and a little piece of her. Grandmas hold our hands for a short time but hold our hearts forever.
I’d love to hear what you think about this project. Please, don’t be a stranger. When you leave a comment it only helps my blog grow and I love connecting with you.
Until the next project… xo, Do