DIY -Hairpin leg cable reel table

DIY -Hairpin leg cable reel table

Hi guys I got a 5 min DIYfor you - add hairpin legs to just about anything -
I used a part from a cable reel to create this garden coffee table , but as with any diy -sky is the limit .
There is a reason as to why i changed the way my garden looks - if you followme on my instagram you be aware that i had pretty nifty pair of dark grey chairs - well thanks to my neighbor braking one - i had to replace them with white versions therefore adjusting slightly how our relaxing spot looks like
I got legs from a company called frammelframe - they made furniture legs and furniture to your own requirements (and are budget friendly ) SO ok let's start


All you need is

  • Legs - i picked 4 hairpin in a length of 45cm(so when i get bored i could re use them for making a bench )

  • Table top - it could be anything from cable reel to a slab of wood

  • Drill (i am using a Hitachi from ffx tools )

  • screws - ikea standard ;)


First place your legs on its desired position - make sure you are happy with the spacing


Pick a screws that are long enough but not too long so they wont come through the other end and screw them in one by one


Now to preserve your table - you can do two things
1 - sand it down , stain it or varnish it (2 thin coats )
2 - preserve its natural patina by adding just 2 thin coats of vanish
Allow it to dry and harden before placing anything on top ;)

now -the fun part !
You can win your very own set of hairpin legs in a size of your choice - so you can make anything from "lifting furniture off the ground to dining tables " - thanks to @frammel+frame
To be in a chance of winning

For extra 10 entries comment on this blog post - what would you make from those hairpin legs? and subscribe to our blog

competition will run till Sunday 15th of September and winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday- Good luck everyone
Pati x