Thursday, June 22, 2017

Live Edge Hairpin Bench

When I spied a little vintage side table with a damaged Formica top at a garage sale, I knew I had to buy it for the hairpin legs. 
vintage hairpin legs from a garage sale find

And, I knew they would look fantastic on a piece of live edge wood.

add vintage hairpin legs to a live edge reclaimed barnwood piece to make a coffee table or bench

This beautiful wood is the center cut board of a large barn beam. 
rustic live edge bench or coffee table
Some good sanding and Minwax stain in Early American was all this barn wood needed to bring out its beauty.
rustic industrial bench or coffee table

I added the legs and voila--a rustic, industrial bench or coffee table.

rustic modern bench made with reclaimed barnwood
Keep your eyes open for great metal legs and bases at thrift stores and garage sales.  They pair perfectly with reclaimed wood.


  1. That looks awesome Becky. Hope you got a good deal on the table cause I looked up those hairpin legs on Amazon & they're not cheap! I want some too, so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a thrift store or a yard sale deal!

    1. Yes I did, $10 and I knew it was steal because I had priced out the legs.

  2. Commentor above said what I was thinking, those hair pin legs aren't cheap. Good find and your bench turned out wonderfully. Good thing you have good eye and think ahead, enjoy your bench.
    Enjoy your weekend

    1. I know! Now I am keeping my eyes open for great metal legs and bases at garage sales and thrift stores.

  3. nice! Would be a great garden gazing bench!


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