Project

Hairpin-Leg and Stainless-Top Desk

You can easily make this elegant desk in less than half an hour with a stainless-steel top and colorful legs.

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2014

Introduction

Sources

Sanfrid tabletop, 47 1/4 by 23 5/8 inches, $99, ikea.com
Powder-coated hairpin legs, 29 inches, in Red, $30 each, hairpinlegsforless.com
BL1 table lamp, in Matte White/Silver, shophorne.com

materials

  • Stainless-steel tabletop

  • 4 powder-coated hairpin legs and screws

  • Drill with 1/8-inch bit

steps

  1. Place tabletop upside down on floor or work surface. Position a leg 1 inch from corner, being sure it is over solid-wood portion of tabletop. Use a pencil to mark screw-hole locations. Repeat for all corners.

  2. Drill pilot holes into tabletop at pencil marks. Reposition leg and screw it in. Repeat for all legs.

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