Invite the outdoors into your home with this super-simple live-edge wood slab table. Perfect for an eclectic feel, this DIY project combines wood and hairpin legs.

January 24, 2018
Live edge table

With woodland decor and farmhouse style gaining popularity, the more natural elements you bring into your home, the better. This live-edge wood side table is no exception. Its cool, raw vibe looks great in almost any setting and is sure to be a conversation starter.

Make a DIY live-edge table with hairpin legs and a few other basic materials. We've broken the process down to two steps, and the end result is a boho piece where nature and metal meet. 

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Start to finish 1 day
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Staining/sealing, Sanding, Power Tools, Drilling

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Prep Wood Surface

To get a smooth table surface, prepare the live-edge wood by lightly sanding the top. Be careful not to disturb the natural bark finish, but remove sharp spots or potential splinters. Depending on the original cut, the sanding process could be lengthy to get a super-smooth finish. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove debris, then use a paintbrush to apply a coat of clear polyurethane per manufacturer's directions.

Editor's Tip
Editor's Tip

Metal legs often have a finish that rubs off on hands, clothing, and nearby furnishings. If your live-edge table legs aren't sealed, apply a coat of the same clear polyurethane you used for the tabletop to keep the finish in place.

Step 2

Attach Legs

Space the legs equidistant from each other on the underside of the tabletop and mark the placement of the screw holes with a pencil. To avoid splitting the wood, watch for cracks or knots in the wood and position the legs so you don't need to drill in those spots. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than your screws to create pilot holes per your marks; use provided screws to attach the legs to the wood slice. 


How difficult was this project?
Be the first to comment!

Project Toolbar

Font Size