Friday, February 12, 2010

diy console table

can i just say finding a good console table for a reasonable price is nearly impossible? or rather, they are never on craigslist.

after seeing this nifty article on making a rustic bench in this month's readymade magazine, we decided to try our hand at a console table using the same concept (just a little taller).

we found an old joist in a local salvage shop for cheap.

Joist (by ann-dabney)

ordered a couple of hairpin legs from (good name, huh?).

Leg Installation (by ann-dabney)

screwed in the legs.

Hairpin Legs (by ann-dabney)

voila, nearly instant table!  (picture below photobombed by you-know-who)

Photobombed! (by ann-dabney)

we're pretty happy with the result. it's modern and rustic, but most importantly, sturdy. i think a little lamp would look great on one end.


Katherine and Jesse said...

Hi! I'm ReadyMade's online editor. We are so glad you liked our project. The console table looks great.

Anonymous said...

I have been meaning to do the same thing. I have the wood, just need to buy the hairpin legs. Is that the raw steel or the stainless? Looks great, thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea, materials and photos. I recently found a set of four original 28" hairpin legs on craigslist, $10 for the set! I knew as soon as I found them what I wanted to do. Thank you for the great inspiration.

Kelsey said...

EEEEEK! Adore that table SO much...and your dog is PRECIOUS! I just might have to shamelessly copy you in the very near future!! New follower here!!

Donnie Criswell said...

Wow, I love this table! nice work..

I have found another great website for hairpin legs:

They sell legs for less and have excellent customer service :-)

Anonymous said...

St. Louis? That's a long orange line ride back to Oak Grove.