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Shelf Respect

Build this substantial shelving unit crafted with pipe, floor flanges, and wood to get the look without the price.

Shelf RespectBuild this substantial shelving unit crafted with pipe, floor flanges, and wood to get the look without the price. Similar bookcases sell for over $6,000 dollars. Huge return on investment!

The industrial look is haute!

Materials You'll Need
  • 8/4" x 12" x 25' pine
  • 8/4" x 6" x 5' pine
  • 1" x 12" (24) black nipple threaded pipe 3238-954
  • 1" black floor flange (48) 3238-231
  • 4" casters (6) 2325-193
  • Flat Black Rust Coat
  • Wood-Shield Best Semi-transparent Stain (shown natural cedar) 1866-868
  • 1 1/2" x #14 (100) wood screws 2174-444

Here's How
  • Base: Cut 1/2" x 1" deep loose tongue joint between one 8/4" x 12" and 8/4" x 6". Rip tongue to fit. Glue and clamp.
  • Shelves: Cut 8/4" x 12" to 5' lengths, and sand smooth.
  • Stain all boards as desired. Let dry.
  • Attach flanges in the centre and 1/2" from the edges at each end to the top and bottom of each shelf.
  • Attach flanges to the top of the base in the same position as the shelves. Attach casters to the bottom of the base, in the centre and the four corners.
  • Thread one end of pipe into the flanges of the base and the other end into the flanges on a shelf. Continue threading pipe into the flanges until all shelf tiers are assembled. Fasten the top shelf with screws.