Reclaiming old materials and turning them into unique hairpin leg furniture is a rewarding experience, but sometimes those amazing reclaimed wood pieces we see on Pinterest can seem a little out of reach. If you’ve never used reclaimed wood, you may have some questions like, How much should it be refinished? Should the wood be left in its current state or altered? Should it be completely refurbished? Should it be somewhere in between? The answers ultimately may be different for each of us.
Sometimes the process others take can help you figure out the answers that will work for you. Looking at the path the wood takes from raw material to finished product gives a great visual for how far you want to rework your reclaimed wood; and it can show you exactly what a tired barn board can turn into with a little bit of elbow grease!
Jane and Sonja are sisters and the minds behind Sustain My Craft Habit. They certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to reclaimed wood furniture, and here is an example; a beautiful console table made with hairpin table legs. They walk you through the steps they took and give a great visual journey of what they did to turn tired lumber into a beautiful piece of DIY furniture. Their finished table maintains the aged look of the original material while giving it a new finished look at the same time. Hairpin table legs perfectly compliment the wood. The dark steel of the hairpin legs perfectly plays off the darker wood coloring. A big ‘thank you’ to Jane and Sonja for sharing the process that created this beautiful and functional hairpin leg table!