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

Katie Nathey
by Katie Nathey
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 of wood and a belt sander. I stained the wood afterwards and created the hairpin legs out of soft refrigeration coil and some steel hanger tape.
Although you may not want to use these DIY hairpin legs for a dining table or chair, it definitely works for a small stool like the one I made, which is essentially going to be used as a plant stand. It’s surprisingly sturdy too :)
I actually had everything I needed on hand, aside from the round wood so this little stool only cost me about $5, but otherwise the materials would have cost about $20 {assuming you have the tools/stain on hand}. Not too shabby, eh?
You can see the full post and photos on my blog.
Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs.
I used soft refrigeration coil to create the hairpin style legs.
I used a belt sander on a basic round piece of wood, and then stained it to create the "live edge" look.
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.
DIY Hairpin Style Legs {without welding}
DIY Hairpin Style Legs {without welding}
I spray painted the legs to give them a more rustic look, but you could keep them copper for a more modern feel.
Small Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs {no welding required}
Small Rustic Stool with DIY Hairpin Style Legs {no welding required}
Katie Nathey
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  • Sarah Beavers Sarah Beavers on May 30, 2017
    My guess is no, the copper tubing is hollow, and thin walled.

  • Jeannie Jeannie on Jun 01, 2017
    So pretty! I didn't realize that you DIYS make the hairpin legs. Good to know the process. Keep on inspiring us.