How to: Black pipe shelving
When my design supplies are organized, I’m way more likely to want to make things. So setting up a proper shelving system in my design studio was a must. And since the majority of the materials on the shelves were upcycled materials just waiting to be turned into something new, I couldn’t use all new materials for the shelves themselves.
A visit to Big Reuse in Queens inspired the salvaged picnic table wood for the shelves. It was thick and cheap and had a whole lot of character. Since you can’t always find an exact match in salvaged materials, you can always replace the wood with a similar size from a wood shop or hardware store. I always encourage salvaged whenever possible! Feel free to size your shelving up or down as it fits your space. The way I designed these shelves, they sit about 4” from the wall. If you prefer you can adjust the spacer on top flange so that it’s flush against your wall. The overall size of this unit measures 93” x 17” 56”, with three shelves 11” tall and four shelves 9” tall. Adjust to fit your space accordingly.
7 finished wood shelves 56” x 12” x 1”
a few screws
drill or drill press
small drill bit
1” drill bit