Easy DIY Live Edge End Table with Hairpin Legs


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December 22, 2019
Zoe Hunt




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Assemble this easy DIY side table in 120 seconds

DIY live edge side table with hairpin legs

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When we were working on our game room, we decided to add in a few last minute projects. Luckily, this one didn’t take too much time at all! We had a bean bag in the corner of the room that was super comfortable, but we didn’t have any place to set a drink. So we grabbed a wood round from our wedding centerpieces and repurposed it into a simple side table!

Let’s start DIYing!

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What You’ll Need

DIY Tree Slice Side Table with Hairpin Legs 

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Step 1: pick a side

Decide which side of the wood round you want to be the top of your table. Place the top face down.

Step 2: position your hairpin legs

You want the brackets to form as close to a triangle as possible.

Step 3: screw the legs in

drilling hairpin legs into wood slab

Step 4: seal the top

Seal the top of your table with urethane. We used 4 coats so that the table would be water-resistant. We just sealed the top and didn’t seal the sides. If you apply urethane too heavy, it will dry white. We didn’t want to worry about getting urethane stuck in the bark and having it dry white.

Easy DIY tree slice table

Once your urethane is dry, you’re ready to use! We assembled this table in less than 120 seconds, but the time commitment really comes from properly applying the urethane and waiting between coats. Aside from the waiting time, this is the easier DIY side table!

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