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Hairpin Legs 3-Rod

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What you need to know

Our 3-rod hairpin legs are a beefed up version of the midcentury modern, timeless classic ready for your next build.

Made in our Wisconsin factory from recycled steel, each haripin leg is built with care to last a lifetime. The 3 Rod hairpin legs are best for projects where rigidity and strength are the most important.

Product Details & Specifications

Measure twice, cut once. We provide our specs right up front so you have the details you need to plan your build.

For 3-Rod Hairpin Legs, we offer two thicknesses of the metal rod. 3/8" (standard) and 1/2" (heavy-duty). 

Standard (3/8" Diameter)

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Heavy-Duty (1/2" Diameter)

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Product Care

Clear & Color Powder Coats

Our powder-coat finishes are scratch-resistant and rust-proof, so they don't need much care. Just be sure to touch up any exposed steel if you happen to drag them across rough surfaces such as pavers or scrape them with something sharp.

Raw Steel Care

Raw steel arrives with a thin layer of residue to protect it from rust while in transit. Sealing your raw steel with wax, paint, or a clear coat will keep it looking its best (or you can let it develop a natural rusted patina).

  • Raw steel legs ship with wax for sealing
  • Apply a rust-inhibitive clear coat rather than wax if using outdoors
  • Sprayed finishes work best for paint or clear coat (use products that are suitable for metal)

Build Instructions

You can attach your 3-Rod Hairpin Legs with just a few simple tools. With pre-formed holes, they're easy to attach. Here are a few basic steps to help you get started.

  • Turn your surface upside down and use a tape measure to position your 3-Rod Hairpin Legs.
  • Mark each base plate hole with a pencil, and remove the 3-Rod Hairpin Legs.
  • Pre-drill a pilot hole over each pencil mark. (Pre-drilling makes things easier and helps avoid damaging your surface material. Marking your drill bit with a piece of tape will help ensure you don't drill too far.)
  • Reposition your 3-Rod Hairpin Legs, and drive your screws/fasteners through the base plate holes into your surface.
  • Confirm the 3-Rod Hairpin Legs are securely attached, then turn your project right side up. (Having someone help you lift larger projects will keep screws/fasteners from pulling away from your surface material.)

Shipping & Returns

As a company that focuses on creating custom sizes and that manufactures to your specification, returns can get a little tricky. We can accept returns for Quick Ship items within 30 days of delivery. 

We do not currently accept international returns. 

For our full return policy, please go here.

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3-Rod Strength & Style.

Hairpin legs have stood the test of time since their debut in 1941. Handcrafted with care and guaranteed for life, our 3-Rod Hairpin Legs are engineered to last. Use and reuse them as your space and style evolve—they’ll keep up.

Warm woods, cool cement, two-by-fours, or salvaged materials…there’s no shortage of beautiful surfaces that pair perfectly with these sleek and sturdy 3-Rod Hairpin Legs.

You can attach your 3-Rod Hairpin Legs to pretty much anything, so the ideas are always humming. What will you build next?

Sizes for Every Project

Hairpin legs are available in a full range of sizes, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your project. Choose from 6" to 40" heights, in 3/8" (standard) or 1/2" (heavy-duty) diameter metal thicknesses. You can mix and match sizes for a uniform look or pair different legs together to change things up.

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