Make an Easy Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Shelf in Minutes... Pantry Style!

You know those decadent pantries you see online, where someone's placed an old door in front of a little closet or room, creating this dream like pantry from days gone by?
I want THAT.
Sadly, my house doesn't allow for that.
But I still wanted to create that feeling... so I did the next best thing.
Teaming up 3 fence boards, some pipe fittings, random hooks, and a cool stencil, this super easy pantry shelf was the instant result!
But don't let the sign fool you. It's made with a stencil, so you can easily make it too!
The stencil is also designed to fit onto most door sizes, so if you have THAT door I wish I had...
...well, I'm jealous. :)
Need this shelf in your life? Here's how to easily make one...
If industrial farmhouse is your thing, this easy to make shelf will offer that aesthetic instantly!
Also think... bathroom, entry, bedroom, etc. This shelf is super universal, and truly couldn't be easier to make.
How to make the shelf:
1. Cut three planks to the same length.
2. Make sure the top plank is a little deeper (front to back), to incorporate the pipe fittings. Dry fit first, to ensure everything fits.
3. Screw pipe fittings together as shown. (found at any hardware store)
4. Stencil a design on the middle plank if desired.
I used PANTRY from my own stencil collection HERE
Tip: The key to flawless stencilling, while easy, is to ensure you work with a fairly dry brush.
5. Once paint has dried, lightly sand to achieve a distressed look.
Tip: To achieve an old crate effect, black paint on weathered wood is the way to go!
6. Screw on the pipe fittings, then add the hooks.
Tip: I 'bounced' the hook positions just for something different.
Visit blog link below for more install info.
How fun is this?! Wouldn't this shelf also make a decadent coffee station area? Yes please!
Tip: There are hot cocoa and coffee stencils too!
Just for more pantry fun, I teamed up an old cupboard and rustic ladder as a pot holder for some pantry storage ideas.
Come on over and check out the entire setup!
Love old signs?
Visit the entire stencil collection HERE to find your personal fav!

Suggested materials:

  • Pantry stencil  (
  • Fusion Mineral Paint - Coal Black  (
  • 3/4" pipe fittings  (any hardware store)
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  • Antonettakowalewski
    on Apr 16, 2018

    im sure you'll build it yourself. I made it 2 weeks ago thanks to woodprix website.

  • Cynlig
    on Mar 13, 2020

    Don’t know why I’m just now hearing of your work....but I’m inspired

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