There's a lot here, so bear with us.... and thanks for reading.
When we started DIY Hairpin Legs years ago, we did it from the back of a scrap-yard in Jacksonville, FL. To secure that space, Matt spent a day driving around in an industrial district asking people if they had any space available and offering peanuts in return for whatever we found. That's what we had when we started and the scrappiness, poor pun intended, that we carried from day one still lives in us today.
We have families, friends and customers, just like you, that we care deeply for. During the past few weeks amidst the turmoil and uncertainty, we've been talking about how a company like DIY Hairpin Legs might be able to help in this tumultuous time that we're all living in. We were reminded by the origins of the Hairpin Leg, by Henry Glass... born out of war-time spirit, ingenuity and necessity. The leg is a classic of midcentury modern design and something that requires relatively little material while retaining great strength.
Over the weekend we realized that we can do what we do well - provide opportunities for people to create something special of their own.
And, if we just stick to that, maybe it will give a little relief while being at home, making something together as a family...
Just maybe, it will give the ability for our children that are now doing schoolwork at home to have a desk that they need...
Maybe it will provide a bonding experience for us in this time where we're tuned in to the news, our phones, and having social interactions through only digital means...
So, we got to work and reached out to our raw material vendors, our maker partners that do builds on social media each day, and our team.
Our team wants to keep producing.
Our partners want to help provide product and inspire you to make something.
Our families want us to let you know that we're doing what we can to provide something that will matter to you and yours.
After all, our core premise when we started this company was that it simply means more when you make it. We still believe that.
Above is a step-by-step build video for 3 Easy-To-Build DIY Desks using our DIY Hairpin Legs, by our great friend and beyond talented maker, Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern. Images from his Instagram below.