Hairpin legs are very trendy as they accentuate your furniture and make the décor more eye-catching. To make them on your own you’ll need cold rolled steel rod. For each leg, you need a length about 2.5 times longer than the finished height of the leg. Then 5″ steel flat corner braces, an angle grinder with cut off wheel and grinding disc, a MIG or arc welder. Once you have the bender set up, the first step is to line up your steel rod. Make sure to not only center the die on the rod, but make sure the rod is square in the die. Then, pump the bender up as far as it will go. Continue reading the instructions here.