Katie Nathey
Katie Nathey
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Small Rustic Stool With DIY Hairpin Style Legs {no Welding Required}


I love anything rustic and nature inspired and was instantly drawn to a small tree stump table from Zara Home. However, as lovely as the table is, the $189 price tag isn't exactly in my budget, especially when I planned on using it as a plant stand. So I decided it was time to get creative and make my own rustic stand, including the DIY hairpin legs.
The live edge top was created with a basic round piece
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs. UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
I used soft refrigeration coil to create the hairpin style legs. UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
I used a belt sander on a basic round piece of wood, and then stained it to create the "live edge" look. UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
After I cut the coil to the size I needed for each leg, I marked an inch down and then bent the coil with some pliers. This is the part that was later attached to the top using steel hanger tape. UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
DIY Hairpin Style Legs {without welding} UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
DIY Hairpin Style Legs {without welding} UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
I spray painted the legs to give them a more rustic look, but you could keep them copper for a more modern feel. UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
Small Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs {no welding required} UpcycledTreasures.com
small rustic stool with diy hairpin style legs no welding required, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, rustic furniture
Small Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs {no welding required} UpcycledTreasures.com
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  • Sarah Beavers
    on May 30, 2017

    My guess is no, the copper tubing is hollow, and thin walled.
  • Jeannie
    on Jun 1, 2017

    So pretty! I didn't realize that you DIYS make the hairpin legs. Good to know the process. Keep on inspiring us.
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