Once you map out the area that you want the shelf to be installed you can start to get together your material list. The list shown here is for a shelf that is 4′ wide x 4.5′ tall and it comes off the wall about 17″. The cost of materials was just under $200.00 and the entire project took about a day (but most of that was for the stain to dry). In part 3 we will begin the stain and construction of the shelf, the fun part!
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How much did the pipes cost?
How much did it cost for all the material? I love this!
It looks so restoration hardware can’t wait to build this
Thank you Teana! Let me know how it works out!
what pipes would i need to change to make the shelves thinner?
You would change the 12″ x 2″ pipes. 8 of those were used to support the wood, so just be sure to match the width of the wood plank with the width of the pipe for it to sit on. Hope this helps!
What a great tutorial, can’t wait to try it out. I do have one question: why do I need 12 12″ pipes? I can account for all others, but it seems I only need 8 12″ pipes as the shelf supports, right? Help me out of I’m missing something! 🙂
Hi! I’m glad it was helpful, and would love to see your finished project! I needed more 12″ pipes because I also used some as the risers for the shelves. The height is completely adjustable so you might not need the additional 12″ pieces. Have fun making it!
How are the shelves secured to the pipes? Are they not wobbly/unstable??
Hi Lisa- We tried to minimize the amount of holes that we drilled into the floors and wall, but in general it is very stable. If you make the shelves much higher, I would recommend configuring the pipes to allow for more reinforcement. Let me know if you need anything else!
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Just made this and am so excited to get it in place, thank you so much for the step by step!! My shelves look so much more blue than how your grey appears though any idea if I can stain over the grey with a darker, perhaps walnut color, I didn’t seal the grey and only used one coat…?
Hi Sarah- I haven’t done that myself, but I am sure it will work if you haven’t sealed it yet. The 2 stains will probably combine to create a new color. I would use a stain with a warm tone to it to counteract the blue that is happening. Hope this helps!
I wonder what type of wood you used? I hear that pine is not as desirable.