Metal Coffee Table Legs

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.

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Krysta X / Cross Legs Coffee Table
Krysta X / Cross Legs Coffee Table
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Metal Base Coffee Table
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Metal and Wood Coffee Table
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Diversey Metal Coffee Table
Diversey Metal Coffee Table
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Laurinda Metal Legs Coffee Table
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Metal Coffee Table
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Diversey Metal Coffee Table
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Metal and Wood Coffee Table
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