Where to Shop For Table Legs
Have you been shopping around for the perfect table, to no avail? What if I told you that you might get exactly what you want by making it yourself? Thanks to dozens of manufacturers and designers who understand consumers like you and me, you can shop around and buy the perfect set of legs to anchor your dream table, whether it’s a coffee table, dining table, side table, or even outdoor patio set.
How easy it is it make your own table, you ask?
Emily Fazio, 2015
Start by finding a great tabletop to suit your needs. Get creative and upcycle an old door into a dining room table, put new legs on your existing tabletop, or tap into your love of woodworking and transform some raw wood into something built exactly to your specifications. Each manufacturer can give you more information about how the legs you purchase need to attach, but it’s often as easy as using simple hardware to attach the leg to the underside of the tabletop.
Emily Fazio, 2015
Ready to find the perfect legs for your next project?
At the top of the list as one of my longtime favorites, Floyd Legs can make a table out of anything. Available in a variety of lengths, select your tabletop of choice and use the legs to make a bench, a coffee table, or a studly, industrial dining room table. (P.S. Bed legs coming soon! Exciting.)
There's a lot to admire from these Turkish manufacturers. Choose from 18(!) colors on many of the steel products, and source table legs or a base that will be a seriously cool statement piece in your home. The 28" Bistro Table is my favorite, but the wide variety of hairpin leg styles will catch your eye too. Check out the etsy page for even more product options.
Very pretty, without a doubt. Pretty Pegs upgrade the feet on your couch, bed, and the legs on your coffee or dining tables. The products help homeowners transform the look of common IKEA furniture, but they can also be applied to any piece you wish to customize or build. I've often been drawn to the lovely colors and silhouette of Siri 160, and the new limited edition line of children's furniture legs with clowns would be a great accent in a kid's bedroom or playroom.
Looking for solid hardwood pedestal bases and ornately turned legs? Here's a good go-to. Whether you're restoring a special find, or trying to build a table to suit a specific home type, you're in luck with products like the Mission Dining Table Pedestal Kit and a classic 29" turned table leg.
At Hairpinlegs.com you'll find just that, and more. I like a great, steel hairpin leg when it comes to creating DIY tables because they can modernize the look of almost anything – from a raw edge piece of wood, to a traditional, ornately carved existing table you might have inherited. When you're poking around their site, be sure to check out the tripod stand. It's inexpensive, available in a variety of heights, and might just be the perfect end table or plant stand.
Ferrous Hardware offers a wide selection of metal leg options, specializing in shorter height products that are perfect for furniture. I'm liking a lot of the options they have for sideboard and buffets, products in the 5-1/4" to 8-1/4" range. Dunbar would totally glam up the look of a midcentury cabinet in my dining room.
You'll find an assortment of hairpin legs at Rockler, but you'll also find a wide assortment of table building accessories which come in handy if you are building your own piece. From hardware to attach aprons, to drop leaf support, you might just leave feeling like you can build anything.
Here's one that I have firsthand experience with: Tablelegs.com is exactly what it says it is, offering a wide variety of table legs and furniture feet, even turned bedposts and other building materials. The company also offers custom projects to suit. I found them when I was looking specifically for table legs that were mid-century modern.
It's not always easy to find a secondhand table that's your style and is the right size, but I didn't let anything stop me from buying a small table recently, even though the turned legs weren't my style and two of them were damaged. What's a girl to do? Remove the tabletop, refinish it with a fresh coat of paint, and attach new 16" tapered legs to the underside. Instant custom coffee table! Ordering the tapered McCobb Legs in an unfinished wood was less expensive, and also left me the option to poly, stain, or paint them any color that I wish.
Emily Fazio, 2015
Check out a wide selection of turned wood table legs at Osborne Wood. Styles range from modern to Victorian, and craftsman to cottage. Unfinished varieties leave the everyday DIYer with the flexibility to stain and finish to match an existing tabletop.
Tablebases.com has table legs, but what I'm really drawn to is the variety of pedestals that could be used indoors or out. A few faves? The Turno-30 boasts a 30" wide, flat black base that would look amazing with a 60" round glossy white tabletop. For outdoor dining, I'd turn to a cast iron base that's a little more decorative like the E20 Black Table Base.
You'll find an affordable solution for the home or office at IKEA. Bonus points for being able to find coordinating tabletops the very next aisle over. If you're looking for something wooden and tapered, go crush on HILVER. I love the clean-lined powder-coated steel frames in both SINNERLIG and LERBERG. And for when you want height flexibility (kid table vs. adult dining table), go GERTON.
Modern Dorm Room With Multifunctional Furniture and Futon
When buying furniture for a dorm room or other small living space, choose pieces that are multifunctional. A futon is the perfect example; by day it can be used as a sofa, but by night it can instantly turn into a full bed. Here, white tables on casters are used as an entertainment center and a mobile coffee table and the cubed bookcase not only stores books and kitchen essentials, but serves as a room divider, too. Photo courtesy of IKEA
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Häfele products are more industrial and architectural than you see in the everyday home, but range from furniture feet to table legs. It has always been in the back of my mind to build my own folding tables, and they actually stock folding table legs for just this purpose. Totally off topic, but if industrial is your style, they have some cool sliding barn door hardware too.
At Hairpin Legs for Less, you'll find very affordable hairpin leg styles. You'll also find legs that take the hairpin style a little further. For just $64, the Peak 10 product would make for a cool industrial dining table, and with so many color options, you can make these furniture legs feel much more expensive than they really are.