Tuesday, July 7, 2015

hairpin legs

We are building a table.  Mostly Paul is building a table, however we have minimal tools so we are trying to design it so that all the wood can be cut at home depot.  This led us to hairpin legs.  We bought 4 to use on the table.
                                                   these are the ones we bought (28")

Our house fits with this style (built in 1961 and with minimal changes since then), so really the table will fit in.  I am still on the fence (although the legs are purchased) because hairpin legs are kind of a trendy decision.

On the one hand the isn't a table that we are making to last forever, its not that expensive to build, its really the cheapest option we've seen even after looking at thrift stores...so if its out of style in a few year no big deal.  On the other hand are hairpin legs already out of style?
We have wood floors and the table top is wood (pine) so I actually like the idea of breaking up the wood with table legs made of something else.  We bought "raw steel" legs so we have to paint them either clear of pick a color (maybe white?).  I kind of like the idea of a fun color for the table legs....but again I also don't want to paint them and then wish I hadn't in a month, but then its only a short term table so why not go for it.

  These are the ponderings of my heart at the moment.  Can't wait for this table though...its long overdue.

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