I have been wanting to make these shelves since we bought our house last year. I knew that they would be an easy and inexpensive project, but I kept procrastinating with them! I am so glad that I finally got around to making them because they make our office feel complete. I found an easy tutorial on Pinterest, and changed a few things to have them fit my style and size that I was going for.
Supplies you will need: (that you most likely already have)
- Measuring Tape
- Optional: a very handsome handy husband. (Or a friend!)
Supplies that you will (most likely) need to buy: ( I purchased everything at Lowe’s!)
- Four 1/2 inch galvanized floor flanges
- Four 1/2-in x 12-in galvanized pipes
- Four 1/2-in x 6-in galvanized pipes
- Six 1/2-in x 10-in galvanized pipes
- Four 1/2-in galvanized 90-degree elbows
- Four 1/2-in x 1-in galvanized tees
- Sixteen Flathead screws
- Two Rubbermaid laminate shelves
(My shelves are 1 ft wide X 4 ft long in the espresso color)
I marked a few pictures, so that you can visualize where each piece of the shelf will go!
Floor Flanges and flat head screws:
Elbows(red) & Tees (black):
Pipes: 12 inch (red) 6 inch (black) 10 inch (blue)
Steps to follow:
- Lay all pipes, flanges,elbows and tees out to visualize shelf size
- Screw all pieces together
- Mark wall with preferable locations of first floor flange(I started with the top left)
- Measure distance, and mark each floor flange location accordingly
- Drill top floor flanges into wall
- Use level to perfect flange distance, so that the shelf is level before drilling the bottom two flanges into wall
- Finish drilling into wall, and place shelves on pipes
Ta-Da so simple, and inexpensive. These shelves cost me a total of $40! If any of you follow this tutorial, please send me pictures of your beautiful shelves.
Thanks for reading!
Onto the next adventure, Wren