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Sean’s Entryway Table with Just the Tip Hairpin Legs

entryway table with water tower wood and hairpin legs closeup

An entryway table can do more than just provide a neat place to put things. It can be a welcome home. Walking in to a table you made is a great feeling. Entryway tables can be simple and sparse or they can provide a home to all the useful things you need near the front door.

entryway table with water tower wood and hairpin legs

How difficult is it to build your own entryway table? It can be as simple or complex as you’d like it to be. You can get a pre-sized piece of wood from your local sawmill or hardware store and attach your hairpin legs. Or you can make an elaborate piece if you’re up for the challenge. Here’s what Sean chose to do:

I used the 28″ just the tip legs from you. The wood is 125 year old cedar from the original water tower of the town of Minot ND railway. The pieces are 4″ thick 8″ wide and 54″ long. I rough sanded with 80 grit and finished with 120. I used a 2-part resin glaze and did 2 coats. For a little metal on the top I used metal flashing and lag bolts.

Repurposing a salvaged piece of wood is a great way to make furniture. Not only does it keep building materials out of the landfill but unique pieces like Sean’s give additional meaning to homemade furniture. If you see a renovation project going on in an old building ask them what they’re doing with the old wood – you may be going home with a new tabletop! Thanks for sharing, Sean, we love your entryway table!