Build a Hotel-Inspired Pipe Shelf

by on Oct 13, 2010

"Pipe Shelf as DIY based idea"

Hardware Store Decor. Could there be anything better? I think not, especially when I see things like Michelle’s gorgeous hotel-inspired plumbing pipe shelf. (That’s right, I used ‘plumbing’ and ‘gorgeous’ in the same sentence.) The best part about the project is that she tells us how she made it. Here’s the list of supplies:


2 – 5′ x 1′ Pieces of 
Baltic Birch Plywood
12 – 1/2″ Galvanized 90 Degree Elbows
8 – 1/2″ Galvanized “T”s
2 – 28″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Pipes
8 – 8″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Pipes (these are your shelf supports)
2 – 18″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Pipes
2 – 10″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Pipes 
4 – 12″ x 1/2″ Galvanized Pipes
4 – 1/2″ Galvanized Flanges
1 – Can Clear Spray Sealer
Fine Grit Sandpaper
Dawn Liquid Detergent or Other Degreaser
Clear Varnish for Wood
Newspaper or Cardboard
Anchors to Suit Your Flooring and Walls

1/2″ Hole Cutter
Table Saw or Hacksaw
Paint Brush
Gloves (recommended)
Eye protection (recommended)

To see how it all comes together, head on over to Re-Nest. AND for more outstanding hardware store decor how-tos, check out Curbly’s new title Make It! Hardware Store Decor.