May 27, 2018 2 Comments

As the sun makes a welcome return, we can’t wait to start enjoying time outdoors again.

To celebrate, we thought we’d combine two of our favourite things about summer – garden DIY, and lounging outside with a cold G&T. These garden tables with hairpin legs are stylish, functional, and full of character. Let the summer projects begin!

1. Scaffolding plank garden table with white hairpin legs, by @childofsparrow

Hairpin legs garden table

HAIRPIN LEGS: 3 ROD, 28” 

Using smooth scaffolding planks, Child of Sparrow have created this neat 6-person garden dining table. Surrounded by thriving ivy, its matching white seats and hairpin legs give it a clean and simple aesthetic.

2. Garden table and matching benches with copper hairpin legs, by @aliceinscandiland

Outdoor table with hairpin legs

HAIRPIN LEGS: 3 ROD, 28” (TABLE)2 ROD, 16” (BENCHES)

Nothing compares to the glow of copper, beaming away in the sunshine. This table and bench combo looks picture perfect in Alice’s beautiful Cornish garden. Hard-wearing and easily available, scaffolding planks are perfect for garden tables and benches. And over time outdoors, copper legs will develop a beautiful patina. 

To see how she made it, check out Alice’s blog: My beautiful copper hairpin garden table

3. Herringbone garden table with steel hairpin legs, by @gcoplandpowell 

Herringbone hairpin leg garden table

 HAIRPIN LEGS: 2 ROD, 16”

Hats off to Gary Copland Powell for creating this herringbone garden table – probably the best use of birch ply offcuts we’ve ever seen. Made with clear-coat steel hairpins, to protect the metal from the elements. Tagged on Instagram with: #onestepawayfromahipster

Just steer clear of snapping filtered polaroids of it, Gary, and you’ll be fine. ;-)

4. Drop-leaf table and benches with steel hairpin legs, by @xb_design

Drop-leaf garden table 

HAIRPIN LEGS:3 ROD, 28” (TABLE)2 ROD, 16” (BENCHES)

Whether you’re having a few quiet drinks, or a big family BBQ, a drop-leaf table like this one can quickly be adjusted to accommodate the headcount. With stained softwood and steel hairpins, this industrial-style dining set is both stylish and practical. 

5. Reclaimed wood garden table with zinc hairpin legs, by @tgull2

Outdoor table with hairpin legs

HAIRPIN LEGS:3 ROD, 28” (Zinc)

Sturdy 3-rod zinc hairpins look great with a chunky wood top. Zinc legs are highly-durable and rust-resistant, making them perfect for outdoor furniture. Complete with designer Eames chairs, this space has summer BBQs written all over it. 

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If you have any questions about making your own hairpin leg garden table, feel free to get in touch or leave a comment below.

Thanks to all those who sent us your garden furniture projects. As always, we love seeing the stunning work you do.

For more hairpin legs inspiration, check out our Instagram feed. It's regularly updated with all our favourite projects. 


2 Responses

Jerome Simeoni
Jerome Simeoni

August 13, 2018

Hi Angela, I don’t work for the Hairpin leg co but I am a happy customer with a degree in furniture and product design and have directed many friends here. All I would say is that clear coat, is sprayed on and zinc is what is recommended for outdoor garden gate furniture as it lasts longer. Although if you use the foot protectors it should stop the clear coat from scratching off if on concrete/tile – although with all the seasonal contracting and expanding in the heat the spray finish will only last so many years in the elements. Although personally I would go for the clear coat – it looks great! You could always re-coat them, spray them another colour or buy another set! Hope that helps?

Angela H
Angela H

July 23, 2018

Just started an outdoor table project. Looking at either clear coated or zinc. Prefer the look of clear coated but you only mention outdoor use for zinc. Which is more durable please?

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