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Virginia’s Cable Reel Hairpin Leg Coffee Table

closeup cable reel table with hairpin legs

Some of you may have used a cable reel for a table at some point…maybe in college? You were probably excited to put that behind you and get a ‘real coffee table’. You may rethink that when you have a look at Virginia’s cable reel hairpin leg coffee table.

Virginia took something pretty ordinary and made an amazing piece of DIY furniture with it! Built with two overlapping layers of wood for durability, cable reels can take anything you dish them in your home, and Virginia finished the top to make it smooth, attractive and ready for use inside your home. If you’re looking for a round tabletop, this is perfect – no cutting required. The markings left on the reel from its previous life add a unique look and transcends the expectation your family and guests may have of a coffee table.

Last but not least are the hairpin legs. Virginia’s cable reel has a nice pair of hairpin legs supporting it that have been painted yellow for added color. All of our metal legs can of course be painted or left just as they arrive–whichever you prefer.

Virginia’s tabletop has been sanded and finished with polycrilic. You can follow suit with your tabletop or leave it unfinished depending on how you want your finished product to look. We’re proud to add Virginia’s table to the blog…if you’re looking for DIY furniture inspiration, check out all of our hairpin leg styles and past DIY projects. All our modern metal table legs are made to order right here in the USA, and we know you’ll be as happy as Virginia when you’re done.