If you think the desks in online malls and brick-and-mortar stores are too expensive and have normal hands-on skills (trust me, it doesn't require too much skill), the best way is to build your own desk with the hairpin table legs.

If you have ready-made wood, it costs less than $50 to build a desk out of Bizzoelife hairpin legs.

If you don't have a wood, don’t worry, I will explain the criteria for selecting plank in detail next.

In this article, I will show you in detail how to use the Bizzoelife hairpin table legs to build a table and how to choose a wood to help you build a satisfactory table with the least amount of money and time.

Materials

  • Hairpin table legs

There are many shapes and sizes of hairpin table legs on the Bizzoelife. Shaped by two rods, three rods, and trapezoids.

There are 16 inches, 19 inches and 28 inches in size.

Exactly what you need depends on your preference and the height of your sitting posture.

Prices range from $25.99 to $49.99, up to a maximum of $50.

  • Wood
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Hacksaw

 

What wood should be used to make a desk?

High-quality hardwood is one of the most suitable for making desks.

This is because hardwood has played a key role in building boutique furniture.

Hardwood is usually recommended for its beauty and texture, which makes them an excellent choice for desks.

To help you determine which quality hardwood to choose for your project, here are some of the most popular hardwood for desks:

  • Cherry wood
  • Elm
  • Maple
  • Cedar
  • Rosewood
  • Plywood
  • MDF
  • MDO
  • Particleboard

If you have a good budget, cherry wood, elm, maple, cedar and rosewood are the most suitable wood for homemade desks.

If you are cash-strapped, the wood can also be made from cheaper alternatives, such as 18 mm plywood, MDF, MDO or particleboard.

You can find the wood in the lumber mill near your home. The quality is guaranteed and the price is much cheaper than online shopping.

 

How to build the desk with the hairpin legs?

When you find the right wood and hairpin table legs, all that's left is to screw them together.

Measure the distance with a tape measure in advance, you can choose to use three or four table legs to support, when you are using Bizzoelife's trapezoidal table legs, you only need to use two of them.

Whether it's two, three or four, the key point is to find their point of symmetry or axis of symmetry.

Use a screwdriver to fix the legs of the table at the same distance from the point or axis of symmetry so as to ensure that your desktop is smooth enough not to be high and low on one side.

Once fixed, the whole assembly process is basically complete, and then only some clean-up work is needed.

If your wooden desktop still has some rough edges or rough areas, you can use tools to polish it to make it flatter and easier to use.

The finished desk can be used for dinner, office work and study. It is multi-purpose and easy to move, which will be an essential part of life at home.