DIY Industrial Bookshelf
My husband and I love to read and there’s never a shortage of books in our home. Books tend to pile up beside our sofas, on the end tables, and especially on the coffee table. A bookshelf that I created using pipes keeps books that we are reading close by yet somewhat organized
All supplies except the 1/2” Galvanized Iron Cross were purchased at Home Depot. I ordered the two crosses from Amazon as Home Depot did not carry them.
A – 1/2” x 18” Galvanized Steel Cut Pipe (Two)
B 1/2” x 3 1/2” Galvanized Steel Pipe Nipple (Two)
C – 1/2” Galvanized 90 Degree Elbow (Four)
D – 1/2” Galvanized Iron Cross (Two)
E – 1/2” x 1 1/2” Galvanized Steel Pipe Nipple (Two)
F – 1/2” x 2 1/2” Galvanized Steel Pipe Nipple (Four)
G – 1/2” Galvanized Cap (Four)
Screw the pipes together following the diagram. I started with the cross (D) and next screwed into place parts B, E, and F. I then screwed on the end caps (G). Next screw on the elbow joints (C). After completing the two sides, join them with the 18” steel pipes (A).
Pipes aren’t cheap and the supplies to make this cost just under $60. Expensive, but this baby is pretty much indestructible and I love how it looks on our coffee table.
If there is a student in your life, a bookshelf like this would be great on a desk to keep textbooks organized yet accessible.
We are loving having this on our coffee table to keep our books contained.
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