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How to: Refresh your workspace with a hairpin leg desk

How to: Refresh your workspace with a hairpin leg desk - The Hairpin Leg Co.

With many of us working from home for the foreseeable future, it helps to have a comfortable, inspiring workspace. Luckily, it's very easy to make a desk of your own. All you need is a sturdy worktop and a good set of table legs. 

Whether you’d like an easy IKEA hack, or to build your tabletop from scratch, these five projects demonstrate a range of amazing hairpin leg desks you can make at home.

1. Nordic style desk with white hairpin legs

Hairpin legs desk

By @ingrid_opstad

Make your own: How-to blog

All you’ll need to make this Scandi-style beauty is 4 white hairpin table legs, a tabletop, 16 screws and a screwdriver. Ingrid created this minimal desk with an IKEA Linnmon top. Simple, but beautiful.


2.  DIY Butcher block desk with raw steel hairpin legs

Butchers block hairpin leg desk

By @thecuttingbored

Make your own: How to blog and video tutorial

If you’re looking to get stuck into a rewarding DIY project, watch Zach's video tutorial on how to build a butcher’s block-style modern skinny desk. He talks you through the whole process, from laying out your wood to make the top, to attaching your hairpin legs.


3. Midcentury-style breakfast bar with black hairpin legs

Breakfast bar with hairpin legs

By @pinkscharming

Make your own: How-to blog

Using our tallest hairpin legs, Becky created a multi-purpose breakfast bar, which doubles up as a stylish workspace. The perfect place to enjoy a bacon sarnie while planning the day ahead.


4. Bespoke desk with white hairpin legs

Bespoke desk with hairpin legs

By @thesefourwallsblog

See more: These Four Walls

If you'd rather not source your own table top, you can select one on our website. There's a selection of hairpin leg colours and metallics you can choose from – from silver, to copper, to duck egg blue. Abi chose 3-rod white pins to compliment her clean, minimal home. 


5. Workspace desk with mint green hairpin legs

Hairpin leg desk

By @littlebigbell

Make your own: How-to blog

Geraldine created this playful workspace with colourful hairpin legs and a Formica-coated birch table top, available on our website. All you need to do is pick your colours, for a gorgeous personalised desk.  

Happy making

All our hairpin legs come with screws, a fitting guide and hairpin leg floor protector feet to protect delicate floors. 

If you'd like any advice on creating your own hairpin leg desk – from what size legs would work best, to how to fit them – you're always welcome to get in touch with us

And for even more DIY inspo, our Instagram is regularly updated will all our favourite hairpin leg creations. 


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