You can never have too many shelves, am I right!?
Okay, maybe there could be such a thing as a shelf overload, but if you’re not in the shelf overload category, then you should definitely look into building these super easy, super fun, super cool; industrial pipe shelves!
We built this shelf for our boys’ toy room for above their TV, and I have to say that I love it so much now I want more in there! I’m thinking of building a whole pipe shelf wall unit all around their TV, so stay tuned for that project. I mean look at those empty walls!! I’d say they need some pipe shelving, right!?😉
This shelf was a super easy project that would look good in bedrooms, playrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms…hmmm, really anywhere now that I’m listing this all out.
So let’s get to the good stuff already! Here’s your shopping list if you want to build this shelf. I got all my pipe materials off of Amazon and I’ve linked them below if you want to get them there too. I’ve heard these materials are cheaper on Amazon than the home improvement stores so I went with it.
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- Wood of your choice. We chose 2″ thick wood so we’d have a nice, thick shelf.
- 2 LDR 312 E90-12 90 Degree Elbow, 1/2 Inch
- 2 LDR 300 12 x 212 Pipe Nipple, Black
- 2 LDR 300 12 x 412 Pipe Nipple, Black
- 4 LDR 310 F-12 Floor Flange, Black
- Chop Saw or Table Saw
- Orbit Sander
- Wood Stain of your choice. We used Briarsmoke by Rustoleum, which is a grey tone. Amazon didn’t have that exact one, but they did have two close options: Briarsmoke by Varathane, and Weathered Gray by Rustoleum.
- An old sock or towel for staining.
- Tape Measure
Now that you have everything, let’s get started on your new shelf!
- Measure out the area you want your shelf, and decide how long you want your shelf to be.
- Measure the length of your wood to the size you decided on and mark it off with your pencil.
- Using your table saw or chop saw, make your cut on the marked area.
- Sand down your wood if you’d like a smoother finish. I left mine as is because it’s for our boys’ playroom so I didn’t mind a more rustic, rough looking piece of wood.
- Once sanded down (or not), grab your stain, an old sock or towel, and get to staining that board on up!
- While that is drying grab all of your pipe materials, and assemble those by attaching your 2 flanges to your pipes, then the elbows, then the next pipes, and lastly, your other 2 flanges. Easy peasy!
- Once your stain is dry, figure out how far apart you want your pipes to be placed and screw them into your wood.
- Now that you have your shelf, it’s time to hang it up! See where you would like it, make sure it’s level, and holding it up screw in two of the flange holes on each side of your shelf. Once you have it secure, then you can screw in your other holes in your flange.
That’s it! You now have your very own industrial pipe shelf! Now you get to have fun decorating it!🤗
I would love to see pictures of yours in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram @thedecormama so I can see all your amazing work!
Thanks so much for coming, and I hope to see you again real soon!
The Decor Mama