DIY: Hairpin Leg Bench

Angela Ferdig of Kriselkeeper created a beautiful bench inspired by the Nakashima table in Steal This Look: Julianne Moore’s West Village Living Room on Remodelista. Her version was much more affordable than the original: “My much less pricey DIY bench, which consists of a piece of reclaimed wood and four hairpin legs, cost a total of $109.” Read more about her project on The Stir at Cafe Mom; recreate the look with the following elements.

Above: Angela used four custom-fabricated brushed-stainless 12-Inch Hairpin Legs ($16 per leg) from Ian Maclean, an Ohio-based metal worker, for her bench.

Above: For the top, Angela sourced a plank of reclaimed wood from Reclaimed Wood Products in Los Angeles. According to the company: “Billions of board feet of wood goes into our land fills every year…not only is this a tragic waste of resources, but a lot of this wood is rare, old growth material (often hundreds of years old) with a character that cannot be matched by newer material.”

To recreate the rest of Angela’s stylish entryway, visit Remodelista’s post Steal This Look: DIY Entryway with Hairpin Leg Bench.  

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton2 years ago


Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.2 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.2 years ago

I like the look of those hair pin legs! I'll keep that in mind for my next project.

Nadu B.
Victoria B.4 years ago

That reminds me of the long-tables at starbucks! I love any furniture made out of reclaimed wood. It looks so natural and it prevents waste.

Sheri P.
Sheri P.4 years ago

what a lovely piece of wood pictured!!

Naomi M.
Naomi Miskimins4 years ago

Interesting. Probably pretty cheap too.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy4 years ago

Looks great, but never seen or heard of "hairpin legs" in Ireland .

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.