If you’re working on a new furniture project, in an industrial style, you’ll likely be looking for a set of industrial metal table legs. But where can you find the best metal legs? Before I started my own furniture business I was asking the same question. Now, a few years down the line I found some of the best suppliers from across the UK. Below I’m going to tell you my experiences and show you some of the best metal legs on the market, whilst also listing some of the cheapest, should you be on a budget.
For high end builds you won’t want cheap materials and poor craftsmanship. You can’t charge your customers high prices for poorly manufactured goods. However, if you are just working on a home DIY project and you’re on a budget then some of the cheaper metal table legs out there might be perfect for your build.
If like me you’re looking to build tables with wooden tops and need to source good quality metal legs then this is where I would start.
Table of Contents
- The best metal leg shops on Etsy Marketplace
- The best metal table legs on Etsy
- Budget dining table legs
- Metal table and bench leg finishes
- Hairpin legs
- How to build your own table
- How to make a table sturdy
- Conclusion for the best industrial table legs
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The best metal leg shops on Etsy Marketplace
This is where I go for all the best quality metal table legs in an industrial style. Etsy is full of great craftsmen at the top of their game. There might be a few poor-quality goods on here but this is normally reflected by the price. You pay for what you get! So just be weary of lower-priced metal table legs.
Here are my favourite metal table legs shops on Etsy.
Designer Legs – Etsy Shop
DesignerLegs is based in Accrington in the UK and produce some great high quality steel legs. They have a good selection for dining tables, desks and shelving.
GJ Steel and Wood
GJ Steel and Wood from Lativa produce a great range of high quality products for a host of different build designs. Delivery costs are still reasonable for an over sea company.
DIY Shop Design
I love these rustic industrial design table legs from DIY Shop Design based in Poland. They offer some of the best quality table legs I’ve seen.
Phi Hand Craft
A great selection of table legs with some truly unique designs. Phi Hand Craft based in Turkey still offer free delivery with all their products.
Metal Legs Com
Designer legs from one of the best shops on Etsy. Metal Legs Com stand out from the competition with these sleek designer legs which will suit most wood, resin and marble tabletops.
Stalove Table Legs
A great selection of metal table legs in different shapes, styles and colours. With free shipping and a catalogue of over 200 different legs you’re bound to find a perfect match. Check out Stalove Table Legs here.
The best metal table legs on Etsy
Here’s a selection of my favourite metal table legs. There are some great unique designs and some more common styles out there if you’re after something a little more traditional.
Find your perfect dining table legs right here with my top selection from Etsy.
Metal table legs between £150 – £1500
Cast aluminium tree shape legs suitable for dining tables and benches.
Modern metal table frame legs suitable for wooden or glass top tables.
Steel spider legs available in a number of finishes on a rectangular table top.
Diamond steel legs suitable for dining tables and available in a number of colours.
Minamalist style splayed legs in a box steel style. Select your desired finish.
Traditional A frame dining table legs with a good selection of colours.
Industrial style X-Frame dining table legs ideal for a truly rustic look and feel
Silver trapezium dining table legs available in different finishes to suit your decor.
Ebabile Stainless steel dining table legs. A lovely unique design.
Stainless steel spider legs dining table legs.
Cast aluminium X style table legs, both light and sturdy.
Metal stainless steel custom table legs.
Heavy duty box steel X legs with a raw steel finish.
Budget dining table legs
Metal table legs between £20 – £100
If you’re after some decent metal dining table legs but your budget won’t stretch far then this selection might be ideal for you. I’ve found some great legs on eBay and Amazon which might suit your needs.
I’ll start with my favourite metal table legs from eBay.
The best budget metal table legs
Metal table legs £100 – £200
Metal table and bench leg finishes
There’s a great selection of different finishes available from a number of suppliers and manufactures. Selecting the right ones for your project will be crucial to the overall look and design of your project. You will likely already have a good idea about what you want your table to look like but it’s always worth having a look on Pinterest for some inspiration.
Most table legs will be available in these colours due to the powder coating process that colours and protects the bear steel.
- Matt black
- Gloss black
- Matt white
- Gloss white
- Bear steel
- Clear coat steel
- Individual colours in a gloss or matt finish
A RAL colour chart defines the vast number of colours available for the powder coating process. The seller below for example will powder coat your legs any colour you like from the RAL colour chart.
Hairpin legs are extremely fashionable at the moment so worth considering for your project. They are low cost, durable and strong, and able to support some very heavy table tops. (When buying the correct thickness.)
The Hairpin Leg Company offer a wide variety of hairpin legs, along with a number of other designs. I purchase most of my hairpin legs from this company and their service and products are great.
I also have a referral link which will give you £8 off. CLICK HERE for £8 off your Hairpin Leg Company order.
How to build your own table
If you’re new to building tables then you can get some great hints and tips from my step-by-step guides. They’re a great resource if you are new to making tables and benches. So whether you’re looking for a dinning table and bench or an office desk you should find everything you need right here.
Select an image to visit the full step-by-step guide
How to make a table sturdy
Choosing the right legs for your tabletop is important to structural integrity. If the tabletop weights too much for the type of legs you have selected you could end up with a wobbly or unstable table. This isn’t fun when your trying to enjoy a meal with your family and friends.
If you are working with heavy materials for your tabletop, like oak wood, marble or concrete you will need to ensure your legs or base are suitable and can handle the load. Check with the manufacture to be sure.
Many of the legs above are great for scaffold board tables as they are light and easily attached, just make sure you are using suitable screws. It might be worth investing in some stronger wood screws to ensure you get a good tight fixing to the tabletop. You could also opt for some bonding but this will be a permanent fixing method.
Think about the surface where the table will be located. Carpet surfaces won’t be ideal for narrow-based legs. You will want a good spread at the bottom to minimise movement. Hard surfaces like hardwood flooring will need to be protected so make sure your metal legs are provided with soft-felt feet. If not you can buy some here.
Conclusion for the best industrial table legs
Hopefully you have found the perfect match for your project or projects within this post. If not then simply check out more on either of these platforms and use the search terms ‘metal table legs’ or ‘metal table frames’ and you’re sure to find what you are looking for.
Failing this you can always get in touch with some of the manufactures on Etsy and ask them for a custom order. Many of them offer this service.
Many of the table legs listed above are also available for bench legs. The standard height for a dining table is 75cm (29 ½ inches) and the standard height for a bench is 45cm (17 ¾ inches).
If you’re keen to keep your environmental impact down then try contacting a local metal worker to see if they can fabricate what you are looking for. You could also search on Etsy to find someone local.
There is a vast selection of metal table legs out there and it can be difficult to know what you are buying, especially when it’s off eBay or Amazon. I find the images and descriptions can be contradicting so if you are unsure, either contact the seller of find another source. Remember, if the price is low, it’s for a good reason.
Thanks for reading.