To determine the right length, first, consider how high you want the top surface of your piece to be overall, and then deduct the thickness of the material you will be mounting the legs to. For example, if you want your dining room table to stand at 30” high and your wooden tabletop is 2” thick, we recommend 28” hairpin legs.
Below is a list of standard hairpin lengths for common DIY hairpin projects.
6” - Platform Bed
8” - Raised Sofa
10” - Raised Sideboards, Media Stands, Record Cabinets
12 - 18” - Coffee Table (the table should be lower than 2” from the seat of your couch)
16” - Bench, Stool
20” - End Table, Side Table to complement a standard coffee table
25” - Nightstand
28” - Dining Table, Desk (there should be 12” between your seating and the top of the table).
28 - 30” - Entryway, Foyer Table, Console Table, Sofa Table (the table should be level with the back of the sofa or 1” below it)
The amount of weight hairpin legs can support depend on the height and the type (2-Rod, 3-Rod, or Heavy Duty). Generally speaking, shorter legs can hold more weight than taller legs and 3-Rod are stronger than 2-Rod hairpins.
Below are some general guidelines for common hairpin leg lengths:
We like to use pan-head style screws, size #14 (1/4" diameter). The length of the screw will depend on the type and thickness of wood. Please consult your local hardware store if you need more information.
We wipe down your legs with a light amount of oil to prevent oxidization during transport. Remove all residual oil using rubbing alcohol, paint thinner, etc. If some surface rust has appeared, you can remove it by rubbing the legs gently with steel wool or 220 grit sandpaper. If you wish to keep the industrial look of the steel, we suggest using a transparent spray paint like Rust-Oleum Clear Coat, beeswax or linseed oil. If you would like to paint the legs to create a pop of color or metallic (copper, gold, brass) finish, we recommend Rust-Oleum Universal or any other 2-in 1 paint primer intended for metal.
Using some Scotch-Brite or 220 grit sandpaper, gently rub the legs gently to obtain the “brushed” effect. Please note you will still need to protect the legs either with spray paint, beeswax, or linseed oil as raw steel will rust over time.
Standard Shipping - delivery to most locations in 3-7 business days. Expedited Shipping - delivery to most locations in 2-3 business days. Please note that this applies only to shipping and not to the item's processing time.
Once your item is shipped, we will provide you with tracking information on your order. We are not responsible for any items that have been delivered and are lost/stolen. Please contact us directly if you would like a signature confirmation for delivery.
To find out the location of your package, take a look at the tracking info that was emailed to you. Just a reminder that this email will be separate from your order confirmation email, so be careful not to miss it!
If you want to change the address or simply learn the whereabouts of your package, you can contact the carrier directly.
We accept returns within 7 days of receiving delivery.
Once we process your return, we’ll issue your refund. You will receive a refund less a $35 restocking fee per label.
Fees are assessed on a per-label basis, not per-item order. This means you will be charged a fee of $35 per label. For example, if you are returning 2 boxes, you’ll be charged $35 per box.
Why the new returns policy? These fees allow us to keep our prices sustainable. Specifically, they help cover the cost to ship items back and manage the inventory. We always want to reduce waste, recycle, and donate where we can.
When sending back a return: Items must be in new, undamaged condition. They also must be returned in original, protective packaging to ensure your return arrives safe and sound.
Final Sale: Clearance and sale items cannot be returned.
To start the return process, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and order number.