Leg Selector: Which Hairpin Legs to Use For Your Project-1


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2020-12-14

Hairpin legs make it easy to create your own distinctive furniture – from desks, to stools, to dining tables. To help you get the right ones for your project, we’ve put together this hairpin leg guide.

Hairpin legs make it easy to create your own distinctive furniture – from desks, to stools, to dining tables. To help you get the right ones for your project, we’ve put together this hairpin leg guide.

 

You can use it to make sure you get your project just right – whatever you're making

 

PICK YOUR LEGS

 

LOW CABINETS/PLANTERS/PET BEDS

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

4 inch

2

10mm

250kg

Our little 4 inch legs are perfect for propping up low furniture. They may be small, but they're strong enough to support very heavy loads.

 

RAISED SOFAS/RECORD CABINETS

 

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

8 inch

2

10mm

250kg

8 inch legs are great for wide, heavy furniture. The extra space they free up underneath helps create a lighter, more elegant look.  

 

DRAWERS/CABINETS/MEDIA STANDS

 

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

8-12 inch

2

10mm

250kg

14 inch

2 or 3

10mm 

250kg

Most storage units sit around 8-10 inches above the ground, although the exact size depends on how high you want the top surface to be.

 

SIDEBOARDS

 

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

10-12 inch

2

10mm

250kg

14 inch

2 or 3

10mm 

250kg

Sideboards come in many styles, including the popular G plan unit. The ideal height for the top surface to sit above the floor is 60-80cm, which you can achieve with 10mm legs. 

 

COFFEE TABLES/SIDE TABLES

 

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

10-12 inch

2

10mm

250kg

14 inch

2 or 3

10mm 

250kg

Your coffee or side table's height is down to personal preference. Measure the height of your sofa or bed to make sure you get the right match.

 

STOOLS/FOOTRESTS

 

Legs

Prongs

Steel diameter

Max weight

14 inch

2 or 3

10mm

250kg

16 inch

10mm 

140kg

 

2

12mm

250kg

 

3

10mm

250kg+

 

3

12mm

250kg+

Most stools and footrests sit at 16 inches. 2 prong, 10mm will hold up to 140kg, which is more than enough for most stool tops and uses.

 

PICK YOUR COLOUR

Now you can enjoy the fun bit. Our legs are available in a selection of finishes – from rustic raw steel, to copper, to duck egg blue. 

All our legs come with free color-matched protection feet to protect your floors.

 

If you have any questions, or you’d like any more advice on which hairpin legs would suit your project, feel free to get in touch.

 

As always, we can’t wait to see what you make!

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