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DIY: Hairpin Leg Bench

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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6:38AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thank you

6:06PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

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

9:38AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

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.

2:58PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

what a lovely piece of wood pictured!!

10:47AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Interesting. Probably pretty cheap too.

8:40PM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

7:21AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

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

4:47AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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