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Project by highlander33 posted 10-30-2018 04:49 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I started making my tables , I’ve liked making the steel legs to go with them , and the different looks that each set give them. When I first started making the legs it was all flat bar or tube steel , because I thought trying to make hairpin legs would be too difficult . Well I’ve discovered that not only is it much cheaper , but very satisfying to learn something new . The prices of a set of 4 15” is about 40 – 50 $ and a set of 27” are about 70 -80 $ , and I can buy 100 ’ of 3/8” rolled steel for around $ 30 . Here’s a couple of pictures of some of the tables I’ve shown with the new hairpin legs

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 04:58 PM

Great attitude and good looking tables. Keep it up.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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#2 posted 10-30-2018 06:33 PM

nice work highlander always love seeing your next project.i was never a fan of the metal legs,being a wood guy,but there starting to grow on me.keep em coming,great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 07:19 PM

Tables look good. How do you mount the table to the legs? Do you weld on a plate?

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#4 posted 10-30-2018 08:26 PM

Nice looking tables. How did you finish them?

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 01:39 AM

Great looking tables. I am impressed that you make the metal legs yourself.

In general, not specific to your tables, I am kind of torn on the hairpin legs. On one side I think they are great for hiding themselves and just letting the slab shine. On the other side they just (to me) never seem like they are a part of the table.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-31-2018 03:22 PM

Look great! How are you making the legs? Maybe its my eyes or PC, but I can’t tell if those are bent or welded at the bottom?

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