Rustic Hairpin Dining Table




Introduction: Rustic Hairpin Dining Table

After browsing instructables for a while I decided to build a hairpin leg table. I wanted to create a rustic looking tables that give a bolt together feel.

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Step 1: Step 1: Materials

After browsing reddit/r/DIY for a while I decided to build a hairpin leg table. Found these legs on ( they are the cheapest around) bought everything else from Bunnings (Australian here). I also wanted to create a rustic bolded together look !!


4 * 1.2m*200mm*50mm timber slab (from Bunnings)

4 * 710mm hairpin legs (from

4* 8mm threaded rods (from Bunnings)

8* 8mm washers (from Bunnings)

8* 10mm washers (from Bunnings)

Step 2: Step 2: Mark Holes

To create the bolt together look I decided to have steel rods through each slab. First mark the holes.

Step 3: Step 3: Drill the Holes

Using a impact drill and a dowel jig (use a dowel jig to ensure your holes are straight), drill 4 10mm holes on each slab,

Step 4: Step 4: Assemble and Sand

Put the slabs together to see if it all fits and sand down both side of the slabs for smooth finish.

Step 5: Step 5: Stain the Slabs and Connect

I stained the slabs with a walnut colour wood stain (you can pick any colour of your choice).

Once stained, I used a KREG jig to drill holes on the back side of the table and screw the slabs together. Finally I cut the excess threaded rods off using a angle grinder after putting on the washer and bolts.

Step 6: Step 6:Screw the Legs On

Step 7: Step 7: Enjoy !!

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Love the table! Here in the US I've been buying hairpin legs from , they're a great resource and will custom build if you need them to!


    3 years ago

    Love the table. Looks great! I really like the bolted look you went for!

    Word of caution though, There are a lot of "nasty" chemicals in Pressure-Treated wood (thats what all those divits in the wood are from). I personally would think twice about using that as a Kitchen table where food could come in contact with it. You should ask someone more knowledgeable about wood in your country. Until recently in the US arsenic was a part of the chemicals used in PT wood.


    3 years ago

    This is really pretty :) I love the stain color you chose!