Pipe & Pallet Shelf

2 Materials
2 Hours

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Steph has been looking for some shelves in her office to hold supplies. We haven't used pipe or pallet wood before in a project so we thought shelves would be a great way to try both materials and get some cool shelves! Check out our website for the video on how this came together!

Watch the video!


- Pallet (they come in different shapes and sizes- we used a pallet that had wood 5.5" wide)

- Sawzall (to cut pallet)

- (2) 3/4" Plumbing Pipe 6" length

- (2) 3/4" Flange

- (2) 3/4" Cap (we priced out each item separately and found it cheaper to buy them in a set on amazon. Same pipes you would buy from the hardware store but it came all together in one package)

- (16) Screws and anchors

We deconstructed a pallet.

We sanded the wood and used a spray finish to seal it.

We made rough marks of where we wanted the shelves.

We attached the flange to the wall and then screwed the pipe into that.

Then we placed the wood on the pipes and filled the shelves!

For more detail and video please visit our website.

Suggested materials:
  • Iron Pipe   (Home Depot)
  • Pallet Wood   (Curbside)
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  • M. M.. M. M.. on May 30, 2016
    Do the boards just rest on the pipes, or can they get slightly tightened in/pinched by the screw-on caps? I live in earthquake country, so no bouncing boards for me, ha-ha...

  • Jeffro Cook Jeffro Cook on May 30, 2016
    great idea i wonder if i could use this for a flat tv 42 inch get longer pipes ty

  • Sandra K Salisbury Sandra K Salisbury on May 31, 2016
    Nicest looking pipe and wood shelves I've ever seen!! Thank you for sharing!! Did you have a stud to screw the pipe flange to on both ends? If not, did you use a "butterfly" molly bolt in the wall?

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  • Deena Addis Deena Addis on May 30, 2016
    Ohhh I too love using pipes etc for part of the shelves. Did that in our basement. Great job and good for you guys for reusing a pallet

  • Lori Vicknair Lori Vicknair on May 31, 2016
    Nice job! I have lots of things that need shelves and this is a great idea