Metal table legs are sturdy and durable. And that’s only two reasons why they’re so great. Other than the sturdiness, their designs and styles deliver support while adding to your decor.
If you’ve yet to discover the beauty of metal table legs, keep reading, and you will. For inspiration, we’ve put together examples that will convince you of their usefulness and style.
You’ll see the different categories of metal table legs, and what makes them so special.
Metal Table Legs
Here are the latest furniture designs that feature metal legs. Each example offers a different approach to how dining table legs offer support for heavy furniture tops. The legs also exude an element of style that regular legs don’t have.
Metal Legs and Coffee Tables
Who isn’t ready for a coffee table? When you add metal legs to a coffee table, it adds charm and style. Their height may vary, but their function is the same. You can easily use a coffee table as a decor item, or as a functional furniture piece.
This design from MetalWood Studio features a unique take on handmade live-edge furniture and custom design. Take this gorgeous coffee table for instance. Coffee tables come in various shapes and sizes. When you add metal legs to them, their styles are enhanced.
The design studio uses sourced wood of the highest quality. Their coffee tables breathe life into reclaimed wood or fallen trees, allowing them to hold a special place among interior decor items.
Mid Century Modern Coffee Table
The combination of metal legs and wooden tops is not restricted to dining tabletop styles. Many coffee tables feature this combination. This design easily emphasize the solid top, making it a focal point for your living room.
Dining Table Legs
Everyone has a dining table, but not all dining table legs are made of metal. Here are a few examples of how metal legs can easily transform a simple dining room table into a stylish work of art.
Basic Dining Tabletop
Another name that knows how to make the most out of reclaimed wood and combine it with metal to create stunning furniture is Mark Jupiter. Here we have a dining table with a wooden live edge top and round industrial steel base.
Because of its sturdy industrial base, the table is versatile. You could use it as a desk, or a place to hold heavy things. It has a standard height, which people love, and would be ready in any home environment.
Art Deco Dining Table Legs
From Barberini & Gunnell, this exclusive table for the Ammann//Gallery is a top design. The studio’s creations easily infuse furniture and sculpture ideas.
And because they’re so popular, most of their designs are out of stock as they sell fast. The elements showcase artistic craftsmanship. In this example, the table combines a marble top with a sculpted metal dining table legs.
This is a basic console table design. The styles are ideal for business and busy workspaces. Instead of a desk, some people will choose a console table when their office environment calls for it.
Console tables are ideal for architect and fashion design offices. They’re a great substitute for desks. With this design, the park bench metal legs offer support for heavier objects like textbooks and work tools.
The Stir Trestle table by Kroft studio feature round, metal legs. The rectangular top is made of wood. Given its simplicity, its design is meant for daily use in an office or at home.
Office Console Table
This design functions as a desk or small conference room table. Because of its metal legs, it’s versatile. The tabletop can hold many items and heavier things. You could even use it at home. Both models are from Interni Store, a studio that believes design is the materialization of thoughts.
Some thoughts are mainstream and common but others are really special and we also say that about a lot of furniture designs. Both of these tables combine solid wood tops and graphical metal bases, the result being a pleasant contrast.
Conference Room Table
It’s often the simplest of designs that stand out the most and that manage to best showcase the beautiful nature of the materials involved. This dining table is a classic example. Both its metal base and its wooden top are characterized by clean and simple lines and no unnecessary details.
Kitchen Table With Barstools
The New Solo Star is a bar or kitchen table with a strong industrial vibe. This would fit in a kitchen environment, or if you had the space, you could put it in your man cave.
Its top is made of acacia wood and the base is iron. There’s also a cool metal rim around the edge of the top which, by the way, has a pretty interesting form.
Dining Room Tables
Metal legs on dining room tables offer support in a classy way. The following examples showcase how metal legs can augment a dining room table design.
Iron Dining Table Legs
Orwadth is a dining table with characteristics of a classical piece despite being a modern creation. The table combines a thick, solid wood top with organic lines and live edges. The design is complemented with sculptural metal legs in a black finish.
Ideal for an outdoor home environment, with this table, you wouldn’t have to worry about rust. The design is simple, elegant, and versatile which makes it well suited for a variety of different spatial configurations and interior design types. The table is designed by Cristian Branea. For more information, check out the company’s website.
Rustic Dining Table Legs
The combination of wood and metal is a very well-balanced one, so harmonious that you can successfully make it a part of any style. For instance, imagine this oval table in a rustic or in a traditional setting. It would fit right in and the same thing can apply to a lot of industrial and modern decors as well.
Modern Dining Table
It’s important to also maintain the balance in other ways and through other design elements apart from the table itself. For instance, place some chairs with metal legs around the table to create a cohesive look or have the chairs’ frames match the wooden top.
You could change the chairs for a different look. The table is easy to install and requires very little setup.
Industrial Table Legs
Some table leg designs were first built for other purposes, like industry. Here are examples of industrial table legs that were originally built for other purposes and later reimagined as dining table legs.
Factory Style Table Legs
Certain styles require more and as an art form are more intricate. Similarly, designs that offer more flexibility and increased functionality are special and this table is a good example. It’s a table with adjustable height, a desirable feature in a lot of cases.
Iron Factory Table Legs
What could be more industrial than something taken from an industrial factory? The table leg support is 100 percent iron and taken from an old iron factory.
This is what you get when you think outside of the box. It takes real vision to imagine parts from an old factory and used them as table support. For some decor, the design is ideal.
Mid Century Modern Table Legs
A lot of times it’s the little things that matter the most in decor or the design of a certain furniture piece. That being said, we enjoy the carefully cut angles of this table’s solid top and the refined roughness of the metal legs that support it.
Minimalist Dining Table
A table that has an interestingly-shaped base or a sculptural pedestal that supports its top doesn’t need much else to stand out. As a result, the top is usually very simple. In this particular case. the live-edge wood is a strong feature and similar to hairpin table legs.
Brutalist Metal Table Legs
Do you like brutalist architecture? Well, how about a dining table with brutalist table legs? Why not, right? Drawing inspiration from brutalist styles, this design represents a sea change in table styles.
You’ll notice this design offers a balance between form, finish, and color. The table has an elongated, rectangular top and a base that pays homage to brutalist designs. The design almost functions similar to console tables based on the width of the tabletop.
Wide Metal Table Legs
Here’s another brutalist metal table leg design. The detail that matters most with brutalism is geometry. With this table, you get balance and geometrical design.
Hairpin Table Legs
The combination of wood and metal is in no way unusual or unconventional, especially when it comes to tables. This coffee table puts together a uniquely-shaped wooden top and metal hairpin legs.
Art Deco Table Legs
Art deco is everywhere and be anything. This sleek table design is all about balance and style. The beauty lies within the contrasts between wood and a shiny, thick base. The top has a toned down look that grounds the shiny base.
Solitary Table With Metal Legs
This table design only has you in mind. Sometimes all you need is a table for one or maybe two. The fact that metal-base tables fit with industrial and even rustic settings is undeniable.
You can see here where a small metal and wood table is used in combination with a matching pair of bar stools.
There’s no rule saying how to combine tables and chairs. I guess each table offers at least two or three options and several more can be discovered by also taking into consideration other design features of the surrounding decor.
When you have a dining tabletop with a live edge wood top, few other things matter. That’s why the metal base that holds the top is simple. The design is also easy to install.
We enjoy the symmetry established by the matching table and bench combo. Both have live-edge tops and sleek metal legs. It’s such a simple combination and yet it looks so fresh and striking.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
Are Metal Table Legs Sturdy?
How could metal table legs not be sturdy? Metal table legs are arguably the most sturdy table legs in the. furniture industry. The only thing more sturdy than metal table legs would be kryptonite.
How Much Do Metal Table Legs Cost?
With metal table legs, prices vary according to design. The metal legs may be more expensive upfront, but in the long run you won’t have to worry about replacing them if they break or have rust issues. It’s almost impossible to break a metal leg, and for reasons that do not need to be explained.
How Do You Stabilize Metal Table Legs?
You can use rubber stoppers, metal brackets, or wood blocks to stabilize metal table legs. Rubber stoppers can be bought at any hardware store and are probably the easiest solution.
Metal brackets can also be found at a hardware store and need to be screwed into the bottom of the table leg. With hairpin table legs, you might need to add more support at the bottom or underneath them.
How Wide Should Dining Table Legs Be?
Dining table legs are 29 inches, which leaves about an inch for top thickness. If you’re planning on a top thicker than one inch, you can shorten the legs to maintain a finished height of 30 inches. The apron boards that connect the table legs to form the base are about ¾” thick and 4 inches wide.
How Do I Stop My Metal Table Legs From Wobbling?
After you’re purchased a table and the legs are still wobbly, there are few thing you can do to fix the problem. Tighten them as much as you can to get the legs steady. While this is rare, another possibility is the legs are glued on. If this is the case, apply extra strong adhesive to stop your dining table legs from wobbling. You can use universal super glue.
If you wanted to go hardcore, you could rely on industrial table legs for greater support. It might seem like an extreme solution to an easy problem, but it will depend on how heavy your tabletop is.
Metal Table Legs Conclusion
If you have a heavy duty table, then you need heavy duty support. This is where metal table legs come in. Everything from your basic console table to basic coffee tables, with metal table legs, nothing is too heavy to support.
It’s understood in the world of furniture design that metal dining table legs offer support for just about anything you can put on a table. With metal table legs, you can turn a table into a functional decor piece suitable for daily use in any environment.
With metal dining table legs, you won’t have to worry about rust being a factor. When you take into account their sturdiness and how they protect against tabletop spills, you realize they’re worth their weight.