DIY Industrial Pipe Sofa Table


I have loved all of the industrial pipe furniture that I have seen all over the internet, and knew that I had to make one for our home. I finally got a chance to do this, and came up with a design that would accommodate our "live edge" table top.
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Nothing I saw online was "perfect" for me, so I quickly came up with a crude drawing of what I was wanting, and then added in some pipe dimensions that I thought would work. I took this drawing to Lowe's and started piecing it together in their galvanized pipe aisle. I am sure I looked the site talking to myself and laying it out like a puzzle.
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As these black pipes are filthy, I recommend washing them before starting the assembly process.
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Like I said....they were filthy! Wear grubby clothes, OR pajama bottoms like I did! LOL!
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The pipes were pretty easy to work with, just don't tighten them all the way until you are sure everything is level and how you want it. I didn't listen to my own advice and had the dickens of a time trying to undo the 4" pieces on the side. Tip: Since they don't fully screw in all the way and you will see some "threads" on the pipe, you may need to alter your measurements a tad to fit your tabletop.
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Here is my finished DIY Industrial Pipe Sofa Table. It is currently being used in the basement, but I hope to make room for it in our family room soon.

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2 questions
  • Melinda
    on Nov 19, 2016

    How stable is this? Would it be too tippy to use as an eating ledge? Do you wish you'd made the long cross bar at a diff level than the short braces? Thx!

    • Robyn Garner
      on Jan 1, 2019

      If you construct your own to be wider and/or have more weight at the bottom, it will add stability.

  • Marty Phelps
    on Mar 20, 2017

    How much did the pipe/parts cost? Love this.

    • Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
      on Mar 23, 2017

      The entire project was about $90. Remember, I got the wood for free, so this price included all pipes, screws, etc. You might be able to get them cheaper if you shopped around.

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  • Joanie
    on Aug 22, 2017

    You created a beautiful piece of furniture........However, A BOTTOM shelve looks like it would add MORE beauty.
    • Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
      on Aug 28, 2017

      Thank you! I debated on a bottom shelf, but I ultimately decided that I wanted to be able to put 2 large/tall baskets underneath.

  • Annette Honaker
    on Mar 23, 2019

    Is very awesome great job.

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