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Table It: Great Legs for Your DIY Table

Online sources sell table legs of various styles and heights. Here are some of our favorites.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

From left to right:

 

Hairpin

These metal legs can skew industrial or modern.

Steel leg, from $12, hairpinlegsforless.com

 

Unfinished Wood

Available in an array of woods. These legs are inspired by designer Hans Wegner.

Wegner Danish Modern dining-table leg, 27 inches, in Soft Maple, $26, tablelegs.com

 

Stainless Steel

Column legs make any coffee or side table look contemporary. (You can also give existing furniture a leg makeover.)

Alice leg, 12 inches, in Brushed Stainless, $34, ferroushardware.com

 

Tapered

These have a classic midcentury shape. Get the bracket that positions legs at an angle for a sleek-looking console or coffee table.

McCobb leg, 16 inches, in Soft Maple, $18, tablelegs.com

 

Slim Brass

If a table is going to bear a heavy load, check the leg’s weight restriction (multiply by how many legs you’ll use).

Dunbar brass-plated tapered leg, 8 inches, in Polished Brass, $56, ferroushardware.com

 

Powder-Coated Hairpin

The synthetic coating ups the cost of each leg but also adds a pop of color.

Powder-coated hairpin leg, in Red, from $12, hairpinlegsforless.com

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