Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions that we get most about our hairpin legs. If you need help with anything else, email us at support@diyhairpinlegs.com

What should I get for my project?




What size legs should I get for my table, bench, desk, etc.?

First, we recommend determining the total height of piece you are making. Next subtract the thickness of the top you are mounting from the total height of your piece this tells you how tall your hairpin legs should be.

Generally speaking, tables and desks are usually between 28" and 30" and normally made with 26"-28" legs. Coffee tables generally range from 12" -20" with the normal goal being to have the coffee table height match the cushions of the sofa or chair height. Side tables range from 18"-24" with the goal of making them fit the chair or sofa they will go next to. Foyer and Sofa tables range from 28"-36" in height.

How long will it take to receive my order?

As soon as your order comes in, we'll get to work and hand make it to help guarantee quality. Each order is handcrafted in the USA and we currently ship raw steel legs and shelf brackets within 1-2 business days. Powder coated (color) products ship in approximately 5 business days unless otherwise noted. As soon as we ship, we'll send you your tracking information and a smile.

Are your hairpin legs good quality?

We sure think so and think you will too. Hairpin legs made from rolled steel are built to last. A set of four 6"- 8" legs can be used on furniture like couches and tall legs are great for stools to hold grown adults. 

You really offer a Lifetime Guarantee?

We sure do! Now, here's the thing, if you are caught taking pictures of running over your legs with a tank (like this one), and intentionally trying to destroy them, it's hard for us to honor that.  But yeah, for pretty much anything that's not intentionally destroying them, drop us a line and we'll get you sorted out. 

Do you really only do one thing - make hairpin legs?

That's it... well, primarily that's all. We started doing projects for ourselves and decided that we wanted to share great quality hairpin legs for makers, couples, singles, workers, families, and all sorts of people that are creating their own unique items. We recently started offering shelf brackets as well and there's a chance in the future we'll offer items that help you make great pieces - think table tops, wood slabs, etc. but for now, it's all about the hairpin legs.

Wait, what about rust?

Its a possibility. Since we use raw, rolled steel and ship them untreated, we recommend applying a clear sealer or wax. 

What are your base plate dimensions?

We use L-shaped base plates for our legs. Each has 4 holes drilled to use for attachments. Full details on the brackets are in the image below:

What about screw sizes?

We ship a set of screws with each of our legs to get you started. They are #6 x 1-1/4-in. phillips head screws. These won't work for every application, but they'll get you started.

Do you do any custom height orders?

We're open to it and have done it for a load of great folks. Shoot us a note at and we'll get back to you right away to see if we can help out.

What is your return policy?

We stand by our products. If there is a defect in the legs due to workmanship,  just let us know within the lifetime of the legs and we will issue a return authorization and provide a shipping label at no charge to you. If you decide you'd like to return the legs, just let us know within 30 days your order and we'll provide a shipping label for you where you can return the order to us. Once received in our warehouse we'll refund your initial order less shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee of the order total for unused/unopened items. Since our color legs are custom made, we are unable to take returns on colored hairpin legs or shelf brackets at this time. Also, we are unable to accept returns on bulk orders for any products other than raw steel hairpin legs in 16" or 28" in height and 3/8" rod diameter.

Do you offer international shipping?

We sure do! We now ship to most countries worldwide. If you do not see an option for your country/city at checkout, please let us know at support@diyhairpinlegs.com.