DIY Industrial Shelves With Towel Rack

by JLP31559080
9 Materials
4 Hours
I wanted to buy industrial shelves but I couldn't find any that were the size I needed so I decided it make them myself. This was my first time building anything so it took me longer than it would for someone who knows how to use a drill, saw, and a sander icon Plus, it took at least a million trips to Lowes because I would always need something I didn't have or I bought the wrong size. Anyway, it was worth it because I'm loving how they turned out!
This was what I wanted. Pretty simple, right? I wanted the shelves to go above the toilet, but that did not go as planned. The shelves ended up being really heavy so I needed to nail them into studs instead of using sheet rock screws. I couldn't get them centered behind the toilet so I had to switch walls. icon
First, I sawed by 2x8 into the the length I needed and stained the boards gray. i was going for that old weathered look. While that dried I spray painted the bars and brackets in Rustoleum Dark Bronze.
Then, I stained over the gray with walnut and put two coats of poly on it.
Finally, finished and ready to hang.
I figured out where I wanted the towel rack to go and then screwed that on.
Love them!
Suggested materials:
  • Rustoleum Dark Bronze   (Lowes)
  • One 2 x 8   (Lowes)
  • 4 caps   (Lowes)
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  • Marcy Marcy on Dec 21, 2018

    These are REALLY cool. Great job. Love the metal / wood look. Thank you for sharing,

  • Cathy Little Cathy Little on Dec 28, 2018

    i just love this idea!! I can’t wait to make them ! Thank you for sharing!!😊❤️