Make a Hairpen Leg Desk

Hello my creative friends, Do from Do Dodson Designs here!

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.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1

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.

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.

Step 2

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.

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.

To learn more about this painted project, head to Do Dodson Designs here!

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