I've been on the hunt for a nice coffee table for over a year now. I thought I wanted a danish style coffee table. I imagined a nice wood top and some wooden legs with brass tips, but I couldn't find anything that matched that and my price. I went to flea markets and searched through Craigslist and Etsy, but no luck. I eventually gave up.
Our coffee table wasn't bad. It was a simple white Ikea one that we got on Craigslist for $40. Ours is a matte white though. I liked how big it was and that it had some compartments, but I just hated the legs.
We thought about changing the legs, but couldn't find any that we liked. We thought about regular hairpin legs, but I wasn't sold on them until Grant found these brass ones from Reform Brass on Etsy. We got the 14" ones and they are some beauties. They are hand made in Baltimore, Maryland, so they take about a month to get, but they are well worth it!
8 3/4" screws (This is how deep our table)
4 brass hair pin legs
1 table top
Step 1: Clear the table and flip it over.
Step 2: Unscrewed the of the legs.
Step 3: Take a leg and line the inner hole of the leg with the inner whole that already exists (the pink dot shown below). Make sure that the hairpin leg is pointed outward.
Step 4: Take a screw and a washer and screw it into that hole almost all the way, but leave some wiggle room for you to move the leg a little to make sure that it is aligned.
Step 5: Repeat Step 3 and 4 for all of the legs.
Step 6: Make sure that the legs are straight and then drill a hole for the outer hole of the legs for all of the legs. We measured the drill bit to be 3/4" and then taped it with some blue tape so we knew where to stop.
Step 7: Take a screw and washer, and screw it into the hole. Each leg should look like this:
Step 8: Make sure all screws are tightened and then flip and voilà!
Hopefully those steps make sense. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and enjoy!