Looking for your next project but don't want to get too technical? Here are just a few super easy DIY ideas that you can put together in less than an hour (perfect to take on over the upcoming Bank Holiday). All of these use the popular hairpin legs (you can see our range here) and will give your space a touch of Scandi style!

Take a look:

Hairpin Leg Coffee Table

In need of a new coffee table? This industrial, mid-century look, brings together four short hairpin legs with a beautiful stained wood table top for a great combination. This tutorial makes for a perfect beginners project, as the tutorial is super simple to follow, and once you have your materials you can have it done in minutes.

We recommend our Trentino Hairpin Coffee Table Legs.

Hairpin-Leg-Coffee-Table

Images and tutorial Via Delia Creates

 

Material:

  • Power screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Wood stain of choice
  • Clear coat finish for wood
  • Paintbrush or cloth for staining
  • 80 and 120 grit sandpaper
  • Wood screws
  • Hairpin legs

Tutorial:

Step 1: Sand your tabletop really well including the sides which will be fairly rough.

Step 2: Stain your tabletop with a brush or cloth as desired.

Step 3: Lightly sand the table top with 120 grit sandpaper, wipe away the sawdust and apply a clear coat.

Step 4: Once your table top is entirely dry and finished, measure out a square on the underside of the table top, for your leg placement. You don't want your legs too close to the edge or too close to the centre. With the tabletop face down on a clean surface screw the legs in.

 

Hairpin-Leg-Coffee-Table

Images and tutorial Via Delia Creates


 

Create A Scandi Inspired Bench

 

Hairpin Legs Bench

Images and tutorial via Grillo Designs

Here’s a super easy tutorial to build your own Scandi style bench.
Its low-profile design makes it perfect for a hallway or entrance area, and its simple construction means you could have it built in no time.

Interested in replicating this look? We recommend our Marche hairpin legs.


Material:

  • Power screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Wood stain of choice
  • Clear coat finish for wood
  • Paintbrush or cloth for staining
  • 80 and 120 grit sandpaper
  • Wood screws
  • Hairpin legs
  • Metal strap ties

Tutorial:

Step 1: Sand the wood plank for a smooth finish.

Step 2: Connect the three wooden planks together using 2 heavy strap ties with screws, one at either end of the bench for the support.

Step 3: Stain the wood planks with a brush or cloth as desired.

Step 3: Lightly sand the wood planks with 120 grit sandpaper, wipe away the sawdust and apply a clear coat.

Step 4: Once the wood planks are finished and completely dry attached the hairpin legs.

Hairpin Legs Bench

Hairpin Legs Bench

Hairpin Legs Bench

Images and tutorial via Grillo Designs


A DIY Console Table That’s Perfect For Small Spaces

Check out how you can transform a piece of wood into a gorgeous hallway table in just a few simple steps. You just have to finish your tabletop and screw the legs on and your table is ready!

This could be a perfect little project if you don’t have much space - especially as you could do this project with just two legs, attaching the rear of the wood top directly to a wall.

For this project, our Carinthia Hairpin Table Legs would work best.

Hallway Table Hairpin Legs

Images and tutorial via HomeTalk

Images and tutorial via HomeTalk

Images and tutorial via HomeTalk

Material:

  • Power screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Wood stain of choice
  • Clear coat finish for wood
  • Paintbrush or cloth for staining
  • 80 and 120 grit sandpaper
  • Wood screws
  • Hairpin legs

Tutorial:

Step 1: Sand the wood plank for a smooth finish.

Step 2: Stain the table top with a brush or cloth as desired.

Step 3: Lightly sand the table top with 120 grit sandpaper, wipe away the sawdust and apply a clear coat.

Step 4: Once the table top is completely dry attached the hairpin legs and your table is ready.


Ikea Hack: Convert An Eket Cabinet to A Cute Bedside Table

Looking to revamp your old furniture? Here’s another great example of how you can transform the old by simply adding new legs.
This simple project will work with a variety of pieces but for this particular Ikea item, we think our Auvergne Hairpin Sofa Legs will get the job done most effectively.

These are just some examples of how you can use our extensive range of hairpin legs to either transform something old and give it a new lease of life or to make something from scratch in no time at all.
For most projects, all you will need is a set of hairpin legs and a piece of wood from the hardware store along with your toolbox. So why not get started.

Heritage Upholstery Supplies has a range of hairpin legs that come in various sizes -  you can see our full range of hairpin legs here.
We hope this gives you some inspiration to start your next DIY project. If you do decide to have a go at adding some Scandinavian style to your home please let us know - we love to see pictures of your completed projects.