Our Ply and hairpin legged kitchen table gets a lot of love and compliments, it’s such a simple and easy design to make yourself and I’ve been promising a blog post about it for quite some time, it’s coming, honest, but this isn’t that post. Instead I have something else to share with you…
I’ve worked with The Hairpin Leg Co. before, back in the Summer when we created our huge and fabulous garden table, so when they got in contact and asked if I’d like to have a play with a new style of leg they had, obviously I said yes. I love this kind of project, big results, for much less effort than you might think. Even more so this time as I got my Dad involved.
Rather predictably, or perhaps sensibly, as I know what I like, we went for Birch Ply for the table top. As many of you will know by now, I’m a big Ply fan, it’s such a beautiful material, but I feel it’s still very undervalued by many. I actually went to the Ply exhibition at the V&A when I was in London for the Amara Blog Awards. It was brilliant, I keep meaning to share the snaps I took, the show has closed now, but perhaps you’d still like to see? Let me know ♡
This time around I wanted to create a chunkier table top, compared to our table which is 25mm, to balance well with the thick, industrial legs.
We added a second layer of Ply, to create a 38mm sandwich, this also helps increase the strength in the wood, avoiding any bowing. The bench is reinforced with a metal bar.
I love the warm, pale tones of Birch Plywood, it creates a wonderful contrast with the objects placed on top. It’s also very smooth and tactile.
The overall result is a very striking, industrial look. The table and bench work really well with my Hans Wegner Wishbone replica chairs.
I had lots of fun styling this table within the setting of our kitchen, it’s nice to have a little change around and an excuse to get all the tableware out. And pink Tulips just make everything happy, don’t they ♡
The 75mm Steel box structure legs are really stable and capable of carrying a fair weight, so there are lots of options if you’d like a table with a different material on top, perhaps some reclaimed wood, or scaffolding boards.
It’s been fun creating something big, seeing it through to completion. It’s made me want to revisit our table too and possibly tweak some details, such as the double ply.
You can see more about the table and bench legs here, The Hairpin Leg Company make a huge range of legs, for all different uses, so take a look around their site for more inspiration.
I’ll be talking in more depth about all things tableware soon, but for now I’ve used a mix of Denby and Habitat with H&M washed linen napkins. Our cutlery is vintage, a mixture of my Gran’s and also a bundle bought on eBay. Custom made Langhouse candle sticks, my Christmas present from Stu (which he had absolutely nothing to do with!) and the beautiful Himmeli bead garland which was a gift from GeoAttic.
A big thank you to my Dad for all his wonderful efforts ♡
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