Where to Buy Affordable Table Legs for DIY Projects
One of the things on my looong list of DIY projects I have at the moment is a monitor stand, and I’ve spent the last week or so browsing different options for furniture legs I can use for it. There are tons of great resources out there for furniture legs, whether they are full-sized dining table legs, shorter side table legs, or smaller pegs for couches, chairs, and, in my case, monitor stands. I’ll share my new monitor stand soon, but in the meantime, here are a few table leg resources for you to browse for your own DIY project inspiration!
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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention table legs from Ikea right off the bat. You can mix and match many of the table tops and legs, but you can also use the legs for other projects. The Ikea Capita legs (buy on Amazon here) are a shorter option and are great for raising furniture a few inches or for your shorter DIY projects like monitor stands. I recently bought the Stubbarp legs in white for my DIY monitor stand, and they were a bargain at $18 for all four.
I love the Hilver cone-shaped bamboo leg…I *almost* got them for my desk, but I ultimately decided that the Finnvard trestles would provide the most stability for my sewing machine, and I love them (and they are actually here on Amazon in the Beech finish, which is great because the only thing that sucks about Ikea is their crappy delivery policy). You can catch a peek at the Ikea Finnvard trestles on my desk here:
Photos c/o Ikea
If you like Ikea, you’ll love Prettypegs! Prettypegs is a Swedish company that specializes in replaceable furniture legs. They have legs for tables, desks, couches, footstools, beds, and more. Their designs are very cute and are sure to add personality to your Ikea and non-Ikea pieces alike. Prettypegs pieces use mostly M8 bolts on their legs (which is Ikea’s standard), and the majority of manufacturers use M8-bolts as well, so don’t worry if you’re buying Prettypegs legs for non-Ikea furniture or DIY projects. For furniture that does not have pre-drilled M8 bolts, you can use a universal fitting plate–all you need is a flat surface underneath or a wooden corner frame that can take 12 mm screws. Make sure to check out Prettypegs’s Inspiration page for lots of fun projects.
Photos c/o PrettyPegs
Your Big-Box Hardware Store
If you’re looking for something to customize, don’t overlook your local big-box hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot. Home Depot especially has a great selection of legs and pegs for your DIY projects. You’ll have to use your imagination for these, though. Most are made of unfinished pine, but they are nice products, so they have a lot of potential. I was *this* close to buying these 6-inch pegs to chop down to 4 inches for my laptop stand, but I ended up finding 4-inch pegs at Ikea, so I saved myself the work.
Photos c/o Home Depot
I’ve been obsessed with pipes as table legs since my coworker showed me a custom console table his brothers made him. Pinterest has 386 “pipe table” pins you can browse for inspiration. If you want to use pipes as legs, head over to Home Depot or Lowes, where you can buy your pipes and have them measured, cut, and threaded. Unfortunately I haven’t done this, so check out this lovely tutorial for more on how to make a DIY pipe table. Pipe legs are on my very long list of things to incorporate into a future project. I just love the look.
Photo c/o Handmaid Tales
Hairpin Legs Etsy Shop
There are about a million places to buy hairpin legs online, but the Hairpin Legs Etsy shop is where it’s at. The owner, Jeff Dunham, has been making iron furniture and furniture parts since 1990 (way before hairpin legs became cool again). With over 500 Etsy 5-star reviews, Jeff has made custom iron works for Sylvester Stallone, Pink, Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osborn, and more. While the shop is called Hairpin Legs, Jeff also offers a variety of other iron legs. You can browse them here.
Photos c/o Hairpin Legs Etsy Shop