It’s easy to bring a bit of mid-century modern to your home décor with this bench project. All it takes is a bit of wood and some hairpin legs.
- 2”x12”x8’ board
- 4 hairpin legs
- Wood stain (I used Minwax English Chestnut)
- Self-drilling screws
2. Stain your board. Let dry for at least 6 hours.
3. Once dry, position your hairpin legs.
4. Use self-drilling screws to screw on legs.
5. Turn upright and your bench is ready!
Henry P. Glass, a Viennese designer who was working in New York, invented the hairpin leg in 1941. World War II was having an effect on American manufacturing, meaning designs that used minimal materials were looked at favorably.