• The Hairpin Leg Company are the UK's leading manufacturers of hairpin table legs.
  • We sell a range of sizes from 4 inches through to 40 inches. Scroll down to see our leg selector tool.
  • We sell our legs in bare/raw steel which will rust over time. We also sell powder coated options (black and clear are kept in stock).
  • Our classic hairpins are 10mm thick and suitable for most cases. We also make heavy duty 12mm thick hairpins for larger projects.
  • Our legs are modelled after the originals designed by Henry Glass in the 1940's.

Free Next Day Delivery

1hr time slots & same day dispatch.

Screws Included

Free wood screws. We've got you covered!

Powder Coat

Stop rust & add style with professional finishes.

Full Fillet Welds

Most durable build with double weld construction.

MADE FOR MAKERS

Designed specifically for DIYers, makers, and professionals, these hairpin legs will add both stability and mid-century modern style to all furniture projects.

Suitable for any project. Stocked in sizes 4 inch to 34 inch, from dresser to counter-top level, our classic 10mm legs are suitable for almost any project. Our heavy duty 12mm legs are best for desk and dining table projects weighing over 60kg.

UNBEATABLE BUILD

With the weight of your project riding on our legs (quite literally), we put maximum effort into ensuring that they'll last a lifetime. All three of our rods are fully welded and bases are both fillet and plug welded for maximum strength. Combined with the strongest furniture-grade steel, this makes for a nearly indestructible leg.

Watch out for cheap imitations. Many of the other legs for sale are back welded which is significantly weaker. They also have thinner base plates and do not fully weld their third rods.

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

First Class Support. We take customer service seriously - any questions, queries or problems, we're here to answer.

Screws Included! We have thrown in some free wood screws to get you started. Suitable for any kind of wood greater than 18mm thick.

FINISHES

We recommend choosing a powder coat finish to protect your investment. It looks great, is super durable and protects your steel from rusting.

Clear powder coat gives you that raw steel look without it turning rusty over time.

Black powder coat has a crisp satin finish, adding a touch of class to your project.

Bare steel 100% natural and raw. It will rust, even indoors but it's perfect for people who want to finish the legs themselves or want a rusted look.

LEG SELECTOR

To help you choose the correct legs, click on the piece of furniture below which is closest to your project.

Cabinet

We recommend 4 inch, 2 prong, 10mm.

These small furniture feet are the perfect addition for wardrobes, sofas, drawers or any piece that requires a low foot.

We make these in a 10mm, 2 prong version. They are incredibly strong and will support the very heaviest cabinets many times over (well over 200kg).

TV Stand

We recommend 4 - 14 inch, 2 prong, 10mm.

The exact size required will depend on your furniture, size of TV and the look which you are going for. Most TV stands have legs around 8 or 10 inches.

We make these in a 10mm, 2 prong version. They are incredibly strong and will support the very heaviest cabinets many times over (well over 200kg).

Sideboard

We recommend 10 - 16 inch, 2 prong, 10mm.

Sideboards can have a huge range of styles, but if you are unsure we recommend choosing legs which position the top surface of the sideboard between 60 - 80cm above the floor. The G Plan sideboards usually take a 10 or 12 inch leg.

We would always suggest 10mm legs for your sideboard. Choosing whether you want 2 prong or 3 prong comes down to your visual preference. Both will be strong enough for sideboards up to 200kg.

Coffee Table

We recommend 10 - 14 inch, 2 prong, 10mm.

Coffee table bases generally sit 14 inches above the ground. However, some larger tables sit a little lower, down to around 10 inches.

The 10mm 2 prong version is more than strong enough for all coffee tables up to 200kg.

Side Table

We recommend 16 inch, 2 prong, 10mm.

Side tables or bed side tables usually sit around 16 inches high.

We would suggest the 10mm version in 2 prong, however the 3 prong is also available if this is your visual preference. Both versions will hold up to and above 200kg.

Bench

We recommend 16 inch.

Our legs can be used from single seater benches up to benches of 6 people or more.

10mm, 2 Prong - Suitable for up to 2 people.

12mm, 2 Prong - Suitable for up to 3 people.

10mm, 3 Prong - Suitable for up to 5 people.

12mm, 3 Prong - Suitable for up to 6 people or more.

Console Table

We recommend 28 inch, 2 prong.

For tables that you are not working or eating at, you can choose any 28” leg, 2 or 3 prong, 10mm or 12mm. For a console table we think the 28 inch, 2 prong legs in 10mm legs are best.

For light tables the 2 prong legs work well. 10mm is ok for up to 15kg and 12mm for up to 25kg.

For heavier tables we suggest choosing a 3 prong leg. The 10mm verison will take up to 60kg while the 12mm will support 120kg+.

Desk

We recommend 28 inch, 3 Prong*.

Whenever you intend to work at the table, we suggest using 3 prong legs. The 10mm versions are suitable for a weight of up to 60kg while the 12mm versions are suitable for 120kg or more.

* Prefer the 2 prong look and only have a small desk (up to 25kg)? No problem, the 12mm 2 prong legs will work just fine for this.

Dining Table

We recommend 28 inch, 3 prong*.

Whenever you intend to work or eat at the table we suggest using 3 prong. The 10mm versions are suitable for a weight of up to 60kg while the 12mm versions are suitable for 120kg or more.

* Prefer the 2 prong look and only have a small desk (up to 25kg)? No problem, the 12mm 2 prong legs will work just fine for this.

Counter Top

We recommend 34 inch, 3 prong.

At kitchen counter top height, the 3 prong legs are required to give you the stiffness required for working or eating on the table.

The 10mm legs work well up to around 30kg but more than this then we suggest using 12mm, which are good to approximately 100kg.

Bar or Poseur

We recommend 40 inch, 3 prong, 12mm.

At this length, we only suggest using the 12mm, 3 prong legs. All other options do not provide the stiffness which is required for a tall bar or table.

The bar height legs can support up to 80kg free standing, but more if you fix the table to the wall or another static fixing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

3 prong legs give added stiffness and structure to the leg compared to their 2 prong brothers. As a rule of thumb;

- For any table height leg or greater (28 inches +) that you intend to work or eat at, 3 prong is the way to go. If your table is really heavy then you may want to choose our heavy duty 12mm steel. Check the next question down.

- Benches of 2 - 3 people, 2 prong is fine. For 3 people plus then 3 prong will be a safer bet.

- Legs below bench height are already super strong in 2 rod so the choice here is mainly down to your visual preference. If you table or cabinet weighs more than 200kg then contact us to discuss your options!

Please also check the table below where you can find detailed specifications and limits for all sizes and styles of leg.

If your buying legs less than 28inches / table height then 10mm is almost definitely going to be strong enough for your needs. They can support well over 200kg - more than we can safely test to!

For desk and dining tables - If your table weighs more than 60kg then we suggest choosing the 12mm legs in the 3 prong version. If you love the 2 prong look then 12mm can help you here too, allowing the creation of sturdy desks and dining tables up to around 25kg.

We also make a set of bench height legs in 12mm just so you can have a matching set for your table, if required.

We already supply you with some wood screws, which are suitable for a solid wood in good condition which is greater than 18mm in thickness. If your wood is a bit rotten (old scaffold boards for example) then you should try to use the longest screws possible. If the wood is really rotten then for safety we would suggest putting a nut and bolt the whole way through, or find another piece of wood!

For thinner tops (down to around 10mm), threaded wood inserts are a good choice.

Yes, We offer a trade discount from 5 sets upwards.

We can manufacture legs to any shape, size and length. Please take down an email address with the size and finish required and we will get a quote together via email.

All legs are dispatched on the same day as ordering, with a next day delivery in the UK, 2 days to the Scottish Highlands, Ireland and Channel Islands and within 3 - 4 days for the rest of Europe. If you need a timed delivery or Saturday delivery please get in touch before ordering. All orders are sent out with hour by hour updates and an hour time slot on the day of delivery.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION


4inch

8inch

10inch

12inch

14inch

14inch

16inch

16inch

16inch

16inch

28inch

28inch

28inch

28inch

34inch
Prongs 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 3 3
Steel Diameter 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 12mm 10mm 12mm 10mm 12mm 10mm 12mm 10mm
Guide Weight 200kg+ 200kg+ 200kg+ 200kg+ 200kg+ 200kg+ 140kg+
2 people
200kg+
3 people
200kg+
3 people +
200kg+
3 people +
15kg
Side table
25kg
Small desk
60kg
Normal desk
120kg+
Heavy desk
50kg+
Counter
Base Size 110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
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110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
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110x110mm
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110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
110x110mm
6mm holes
Available Finishes Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black
Bare/raw
Clear coat
Black

CUSTOM SIZES?

Want something different? Contact us to discuss your bespoke jobs. We can make hairpins to any shape, size & thickness.

ABOUT THE HAIRPIN LEG CO.

Who we are

We’re Adam and Tom, an English design duo dedicated to crafting quality handmade furniture.

The Hairpin Leg Company grew from humble beginnings. We started out in the workshop, using Adam’s granddad’s old welder to create our first sets of steel legs.

Fast forward to today. Having had the pleasure of working with a breadth of hugely talented people who've helped drive us forward, we’re delighted to deliver our designs all over the world!

Why we love hairpin legs

As design fanatics, we love unique items that marry form with function. Hairpin legs do exactly that. Invented by Henry P. Glass in wartime Britain, they were a stylish solution to the need for sturdy furniture legs made with minimal materials.

The slick simplicity of our pins makes it easy for anyone to transform everyday objects and recycled materials into functional furniture. And honestly, nothing makes us more proud than seeing the results once you get your hands on them.