Today I managed to complete my industrial pipe shelf project. We went to Home Depot. Purchased pretty much all of the “Black Pipe” that they had at that store and I even had to go to the next closest store and again buy out all the stock couplings that they had. I also figure that I might as well get some wood for my next project. All in all a good catch, about $400 worth for the next 3 projects.
|4″x4″x8′ cedar for my gantry “crane” setup – (future project)|
|4 pieces of pine 12″x36″x3/4″ for the shelf|
|5 bags of fittings & other good stuff|
|LEED compliant packaging removal|
|4 castors – good for 500-lbs each … I’ll have a 1-1/2 tone lever hoist on this gantry|
|More 3/4 fittings!|
|6″ long 3/4″ nipples|
|The only tools needed for this project|
|holes all drilled out to 1-inch|
|Oh man these fitting are tight to fit in the 1-inch holes I just made … I would recommend to anyone to make them about 1-1/8″ instead (too late now for me)|
|Here’s my jig for assembly|
|Fully assembled and half painted|
As you can see I added 4 brass couplings right in the middle. I had to do that since the second store I got to also ran out of these fittings. I substituted these 4 brass ones instead and I have to say, I really like the look it gives. These were $5/each instead of the $1/each of the regular ones.
|Here will be its final resting place.|
|It fits perfectly|
I painted it with a white waxy stain that is super eco-friendly & has low odor. It is the same paint I used for the crib I build a few years ago.
I love the contrast that the white pine makes with the black pipe … This is exactly the look I was going for!
You can find the CAD Solidworks files here: GrabCad–>Industrial-Pipe-Shelf if you want to add them to your project.