Metal legs on a coffee table don’t require frequent replacement. Metal doesn’t snap or splinter like wood, and it’s unlikely to be rendered useless in an unexpected flood.
There are several reasons other reasons, though, that people shop for metal coffee table legs. They may be do-it-yourselfers building their own furniture. They may want to replace a table’s legs so it will sit higher or lower to the ground. Or they may want to swap out the table’s existing legs, whether they’re metal or wood, with legs which match a new décor.
There is an amazingly-large selection of metal coffee table legs on the market, suitable for all of those purposes. The right legs for a table will depend on the size, height, thickness and weight-bearing ability required, primarily based on the size and type of the tabletop being supported. An even more important consideration, though, is whether the legs match the tabletop and the rest of the room’s design.
Coffee table legs are manufactured from many different metals including steel, iron and aluminum, and they are available in a number of metal finishes like polished chrome, brushed aluminum and nickel matte. Needless to say, a material like aluminum will usually be much less expensive than wrought iron; the latter is perfect for an antique feel.
The most popular choice for lighter coffee tables is a set of relatively-thin hairpin metal legs, rounded at the bottom and wide at the top. These legs are usually topped with an “L” bracket which can be screwed into a wood or metal framed table, or used as a support for glass. Similar but more substantial, bracket-shaped industrial metal tapered legs are able to support a heavier tabletop. Each of these options works well with a mid-century modern décor.
More modern metal coffee table legs with wide bases are available in A-frame, H-frame, railroad trestle, X-style or geometric designs. Most have sophisticated metal finishes, but some can also be found in designer colors. For an ultra-modern look and easy assembly, there are even “Floyd” legs which are made in a variety of traditional and pastel colors, and unobtrusively clamp onto virtually any type of tabletop (except glass or tile).
The most common heights for metal coffee table legs are 14” and 16”, although you can find them as short as 8” or as tall as 28”. Most vendors sell them in packages of two, four or eight.
Rustic design for an austere coffee table made out of slightly burned, reclaimed wood with a polished and varnished finish. The table stands on four legs made out of aluminum with a black coat of paint, providing an industrial detail.
Minimalistic approach to a rustic bench with a modern twist to it. The seating of the bench is made out of a polished out oak log with legs made out of thick steel with a matte finish and a black coat of paint.
A simple but cool contemporary coffee table featuring a sturdy rectilinear frame of black coated metal. It has 2 rectangular frame-like supports. Its rectangular top is crafted of wood finished in browns.
A simple but pretty coffee table featuring a sturdy rectilinear frame of grey hand-welded square section steel tubes. It has 2 mid height rectangular frame-like supports. A rectangular top is of 19th century's reclaimed barn wood in brown shades.
An industrial approach to an unusual coffee table with unique legs. The top surface of the table is made out of a rectangular-shaped piece of oak wood with a polished finish which complements the legs made out of oversized chain links.
Retro style for a vintage coffee table made in a rectangular shape. The coffee table is made out of rough walnut wood with a unique, hexagonal pattern on the top which contrasts with the frame made out of stainless steel.
Walnut Lucite and Steel Leg Coffee Table
Rustic approach to a set of three unique coffee tables made out of pieces of stripped log form an oak tree finished with a layer of varnish and a high polish. The tables all have simple metal legs, giving them an industrial vibe.
Contemporary design for a square-shaped dining table made out of walnut wood with a dark tint. The frame of the table is made in a minimalistic fashion out of two joined legs made out of black-painted wood.
An industrial take on a primitive coffee table made out of an aluminum frame with a coat of patina and a weathered finish. The top surface of the table is made out of unpainted oak wood with a slightly burnt tint.
A cool coffee table blending industrial and rustic styles. Two U-shaped legs are of grey coated metal plumbing pipes and tees. A long rectangular top of reclaimed wooden planks features a stained finish in browns and well visible features of wood.
A cool contemporary coffee table blending modern and rustic features. It has 2 rectangular frame supports of chromed metal. A rectangular top is made of longwise arranged planks of reclaimed wood in natural brownish shades.
A super coffee table blending industrial and rustic features. Its 2 U-shaped legs are manufactured of black coated square section steel tubes. A rectangular top is of thick lengthwise arranged planks of reclaimed wood in natural brownish shades.
A pretty coffee table blending industrial and rustic styles. Its rectilinear frame of welded black coated square metal tubes is built of 4 upright legs joined by a rectangular frame-like bottom stretcher. A rectangular top is of wood in mid browns.
Ideal for a rustic or industrial interior, this designer coffee table combines wood and metal in a raw, natural way. Its trestle legs and and natural wooden board are the elements which distinguishes the construction.
Krysta X / Cross Legs Coffee Table
Finished with an acacia top, this Krysta X coffee table catches the attention with its cool, cross legs, reflecting well the contemporary design. A good proposition for a loft apartment. It has the size of 21'' H x 50'' W x 26'' D.
Metal Base Coffee Table
Industrial design for a large coffee table with a frame made out of black-painted metal with a matte finish, paired with a thick top made out of reclaimed wood, paired with six drawers providing storage.
Metal and Wood Coffee Table
Why not go for a coffee table that is just a bit more original with this metal and wood structured piece that comes with the wheel legs and will make for a nice, rustic addition to any interior decor.
Being a perfect embodiment of the rustic or industrial design, this stylish coffee table is crafted from solid metal legs and a durable wooden top. It will be a good proposition for gastronomic premises, as well as one's private spaces.
Thanks to its stylish combination of wood and metal, this small square coffee table will be a nice accent in any industrial or loft interiors. Densely grained, dark stained wood emphasizes the raw design.
These Eames coffee tables delight with their smooth, lightweight appeal, resulting mainly from the very thin, metal legs, which form a solid base for the densely grained tops. Available in various sizes, will adapt to one's needs.
An interesting contemporary coffee table featuring a unique rectilinear frame of metal and wood in browns. It's composed of thin angle metal slats on one side intertwined with thicker wooden angles on the opposite side. A top has indented edges.
An interesting though simple in form contemporary coffee table. It features 2 sturdy square frame-like legs made of black coated metal. A thick rectangular top is crafted of pieces of wood finished in brown shades.
A simple traditional vintage, a bit worn, coffee table featuring a rectilinear cuboidal frame made of grey coated square section metal tubes. A rectangular top is of wooden materials finished in light browns.
Diversey Metal Coffee Table
Modern design for a minimalistic coffee table made in a rectangular shape. The coffee table is made out of stainless steel and has a matte, dark gray coat of paint which gives it a unified, monochrome appearance.
Laurinda Metal Legs Coffee Table
Vintage approach to an old-fashioned coffee table, made in a rectangular shape. The table is made out of chromed aluminum with a high polish finish and has oriental carvings on the sides as well as a rough, slate top surface.
A rustic take on a natural, primitive-looking coffee table crafted out of vibrant cedar wood with a red tint. The coffee table has legs made out of copper pipes, providing the piece with an unusual industrial element.
A primitive approach to an austere, rough-looking coffee table made out of a metal frame with a black coat of reflective paint and a top made out of reclaimed wood with an unpainted, weathered and worn-off finish to it.
A contemporary take on a trapeze-shape coffee table with legs made out of aluminum with a gray coat of matte paint, paired with a rectangular-shaped top surface made out of reclaimed wood with a rough finish.
An aesthetic modern coffee table featuring a rectangular top and the second smaller square top elevated above the first one. Two U-shaped legs and the second top supports are of nickel-plated metal tubes.
Enchanting with its hairpin legs, this coffee table constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who want to bring in a cool, mid-century vibe to their interiors. Densely grained bright wood emphasizes the retro appeal.
Reclaimed wood top and industrial-looking, metal pipes as legs created together a rustic masterpiece, ideal for one's urban or loft interiors. Its sturdy, weather-resistant construction make this coffee table also a valuable proposition for a patio or garden.
Curved, X-shape legs and a raw, wooden board as the top. This unique coffee table knows how to create a cool, industrial vibe in the space. Ideal for any urban or loft decors, will work out well both in cafes or pubs, as well as in private decors.
A simple but pretty coffee table with 2 sturdy square frame-like supports of thick square section profiles of wrought iron finished in grey. A rectangular top is of solid wood (with partially live edges) in nice brown shades.
A simple but cool and sturdy coffee table with a rectilinear frame of thin square metal tubes finished in grey. Four upright legs are joined by top and bottom frames. A rectangular top of wood in natural shades has a drawer with a long metal handle.
Industrial design for a low-profile coffee table with a frame made out of simple wired wrought iron with a distressed look. The top surface of the table is made out of reclaimed wood with a rough finish and has a set of drawers in the front.
Austere approach to a simple coffee table with a frame made out of rectangular-shape metal pieces with a chromed finish, paired with a top surface made out of reclaimed wood with a highly weathered coat of blue paint.
Natural design for an unusual coffee table with legs made out of wrought iron with a thin, wire-like structure. The top of the coffee table is made out of a piece of oak log with a smooth, polished finish and uneven edges.
Rustic approach to an austere dining table made out of a cut-out piece of an oak log with a light tint and uneven edges. The frame of the table is made out of stainless steel with a dark coat of paint and wheels on the bottom.
With its thin, metal legs and densely grained wooden top, this coffee table constitutes a great proposition for all industrial or rustic interiors. It will work out perfectly i.e. in lofts or urban-designed apartments.
This large round metal table catches the attention with its unique legs construction, comprising various V-shaped metal bars, crossing with each other, providing a complex geometric construction.
Enchanting with its smooth, simplistic design, this coffee table is actually a very solid, durable construction. Made from pine wood and steel, it provides a proposition, that will serve its role for years.
A cool coffee table blending rustic and industrial features. It has a rectangular top of reclaimed wood in natural brown and grey shades. Two U-shaped slanted legs are made of metal in a darker grey tone.
A pretty coffee table combining rustic and industrial features. Its rectangular top of reclaimed wood is finished in nice light browns with exposed woodgrain. Two rectangular frame-like supports are made of dark grey metal flat bars.
A pretty contemporary coffee table featuring a black finished metal base built of 4 slanted legs joined pairwise by greater-than and less-than signs-shaped feet. A rectangularish top with rounded corners is of reclaimed wood in light browns.
Metal and Stone Coffee Table
A vintage take on a coffee table with a frame made out of aluminum with a shiny, chromed finish and decorative carvings. The top of the table is made in an oval shape out of granite stone, giving it a unique look.
Metal Coffee Table
A contemporary-looking coffee table with a frame made out of aluminum with a chromed finish and a high polish. The coffee table has a cross pattern on the side and is fitted with a walnut top surface with a gray tint.
Diversey Metal Coffee Table
Industrial style for a simple coffee table made out of stainless steel with a matte galvanized finish and a gray coat of metallic paint. The entire table is made out of a single piece of metal, giving it a unique appearance.
Metal and Wood Coffee Table
With the sal and mango wood on top and metal chassis as the base, this beautiful round coffee table constitutes a fabulous proposition for all, who want to add a bit of the contemporary chic to their living spaces.
Wood and Metal Coffee Table
Perfect for many styles and decors, this table easily complements any room with the perfect harmony with its simple, but practical design. This smooth coffee table measures 19'' H x 24'' W x 16'' D.