Industrial Shelving in One Day


DIY simple shelving kit done in one day! This project will make a huge statement in any room. You'll regret not doing this sooner.
industrial shelving in one day
I feel like we live at Home Depot. Our relationship with Home Depot is similar to most people’s relationship with Target. You come for one thing and you end up leaving with 100. The guy at the paint counter and I are on a first name basis. He’s the man. So last weekend, during our 9th trip to Home Depot of the week, we were looking for some wood to build shelving in our Master Bath and we saw these industrial pipe kits on sale. So immediately the wheels in my little DIY mind start turning. Brian was intrigued and then all of a sudden it was like he knew. He knew we came to do one shelving project and were going to leave with two. So here’s what this corner of our bathroom looked like to start with:
industrial shelving in one day
Here’s the packaging and how the mount was organized.
industrial shelving in one day
Everything we needed to hang the flange was included right inside this package. Stuff like this makes my heart dance. There’s no need to run around and figure out what kind of anchor you need or if you have the correct kind of screw.
industrial shelving in one day
I used the Ryobi Compact Laser Level to hang the mounts. This gadget is seriously worth every penny. I use it to hang stuff all the time!
So once I got the level set, I took the wall flange and drew circles in the holes so I would know where to drill.

industrial shelving in one day
Buying wood at Home Depot is super easy! They even cut it for you, if you don’t have a table saw at home you don’t have to worry about fitting it in your car. Originally Home Depot cut the wood, but we needed to take a little more off when we saw how oversized it looked on the wall. I stained it using Minwax Honey and let it dry overnight.

Here's what the shelving looks like in the light of day and styled!

Suggested materials:

  • Laser Level
  • Shelving Kit  (The Home Depot)
  • Wood
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Sara
    on May 17, 2017

    I live in a mobile home and the walls are very thin cannot get even hardly a single screw to stay in the walls. What do you suggest using?
    • The DIY Doghouse
      on May 18, 2017

      Hi Sara! because the shelving is made of iron, it's actually very heavy. This project required 4 wall anchors for each mount. If your walls are thin, I would not suggest hanging this. But you could definitely try and make shelving unit that stands on the floor. The structure would be different, and probabaly a lot more labor involved, but you could achieve the same look! I've actually wanted to do the same thing as an entertainment unit, but I haven't had the time recently.
  • Kim Byrd
    on Apr 6, 2018

    Where did you get the pieces that the shelves sit on? The only sizes available at our Home Depot were 16 and 24, I think and yours look a lot smaller.

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