Hey friends! We LOVE how this latest project turned out! We found some really inexpensive and cute legs online, and decided we needed to design a hairpin leg coffee table! Before we get started, be sure to watch our YouTube video tutorial on this build HERE or below!
Check out how cute this square hairpin leg coffee table turned out!
How fun is that?! Now, HERE is the link to purchase the legs!
DIY Hairpin Leg Coffee Table – Free Plans
You can download and print the FREE PLANS HERE!
The first step we did was running our 2×4 and 2×6 boards through the table saw to cut off the rounded edges. You can see a video on how we do that HERE! This is not a required step, but will change the overall dimensions of your table, so make sure to change yours or measure and cut as you go if you don’t rip your boards down.
DIY Hairpin Leg Coffee Table – pocket holes
Once all the pocket holes are made, we laid the 6 planks out on the table with the bottom facing up. Make sure all of your pocket holes are facing up and the right direction. We attached these 6 planks using 2.5″ pocket hole screws.
Next, we attached all of the trim pieces. These are 2×4 boards that we ripped to 3″ wide each. Each board is 33″ long and we cut the edges at a 45˚ angle to give the corners of the table a clean, finished look. We attached the apron pieces using wood glue and 2.5″ pocket hole screws.
DIY Hairpin Leg Coffee Table – add the foot pads
The final assembly step was adding the foot pads, or leg pads… Call them what you will! These are 1×6 boards we cut to 5″ each, and we attached one to each corner using wood glue and 1.5″ wood screws.
Attaching the hairpin legs was the last step before staining. We attached each of our legs with hex bolts, but any screw with a large enough head will work!
And here she is all finished up!