DIY…hairpin leg table

After remodeling the house, I was left with a 30 pound slab of cararra marble from the master bathroom that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with.

hairpin table 1

I used to be the person who threw everything away.  Now I find the phrase “save that, I’ll use it” come out of my mouth more and more often, much to the chagrin of my hoarding boyfriend.

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I found an article in Martha Stewart’s Living about buying vintage looking hairpin legs and making your own table.  I normally don’t find much in her magazine that’s doable, more like “you need this exact spice but they only sell it on the outer edges of a city on the southeastern region of Spain” and so on,  but this was actually useful.

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I googled where to buy and found www.hairpinlegsforless.com (which is misleading, they’re the same price as everywhere else) and bought four 14″ stainless steel legs for around $80 total.

Thankfully The Boyfriend helped me otherwise I would have just screwed them directly into the marble and then wondered why the slab combusted into several pieces (DIY is not always fun for those of us that lack common sense).

So I screwed the legs into an old Ikea shelf I sawed in half and used liquid nails to attached the wood to the cararra.

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6 hours of drying time later…

hairpin legs table 5

Surprisingly easy.  And now I can add ‘carpenter’ to my odd resume.

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3 thoughts on “DIY…hairpin leg table

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  2. This is a good idea and I am in the process of wanting to make one of these myself. Most tutorials that I see also glue on a piece of wood on the bottom. I was wondering though if the legs could be drilled on directly onto the marble by using a special drill bit ( they make those for tiles). After all, even in a bathroom renovation, there are holes being drilled into marble too in some spots.
    If this marble has been drilled into during your bathroom reno, wouldn’t that prove that you can actually drill directly into the marble?

    • Sorry, I just saw this! So I would imagine it’s do-able. I was nervous since I only had one pieces of marble. If you try it let me know, I would rather drill directly into the slab. With the weight of the marble,moving the table makes the wood not feel study enough.

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