DiY Black Pipe and Pine Industrial Shelves

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And looked upon the room did she,
Spun 'round and uttered her decree,
She pointed there, her eyes ashine,
Then spoke the words, "Of pipe and pine."

And so it was commanded, and so it would be done: my home office, with newly refinished desk, would receive an industrial-rustic shelving installation made from pine boards and black pipe. My wife really wanted my office to have black pipe and pine shelving that attached to the wall. I had built some smaller pipe and pine shelving and tea carts on casters, but she had grander visions for this version. As with all wifely matters, who was I to disagree?
As I had done with some of my earlier dabblings with pipe and pine, I opted for 1 x 6 tongue and groove boards from Home Depot, the knottier the better.
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I cut the boards to size, glued them up and added supports. Three shelves have 4 slats and three shelves have 3.
Some sanding to take the edge off.
Then some stain. Ebony stain fit the bill.
Next I cut holes for the pipe and sealed the wood with my "go to" Polyurethane.
Time to build! My wife was kind enough to spray paint the pipe to matte black.
First the floor flanges.
Building up...
and up...
Adding some caps to the third shelf.
The third shelf is the showcase shelf. It has an 18" opening, while the other shelves are 12".
Screwing the top flanges into the wall.
And done!
My wife did a little decorating...
And that's it!
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--Posted by Greg
Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch
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  • Gladys.f.harrison Gladys.f.harrison on Feb 03, 2018
    how many pipes and what size?

  • M M on Feb 04, 2018
    i don't have a closet but i do have a bunch of clothes in each size i have been in, plus winter and summer clothes all in oblong bags. there is also boxes of purchases that i do not know where to put. i have one wall with a breaker box that i could use for this project. would this be good for my circumstance? thank you

  • Jinxx Jinxx on Sep 30, 2020

    I couldn’t tell if you actually screwed the base flanges into the floor or not. I wouldn’t be able to do that. Is it necessary? Many thanks.

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