On a Reasonable Budget
Skills Required: Advanced Beginner.
You’ll need to be able to stain wood and screw pipe together, as well as operate a drill. Cutting wood can be done for you at Home Depot, or you can use your own table saw.
Basic Supply List for All DIY Pipe Shelves
Drill with 1 1/2″ spade bit Table saw Screws – 20 plaster or drywall, unless you are going into studs (then get wood screws) Painter’s tape Minwax wood finish – this project uses Ebony 2718 and Gray 271 Rag for applying stain
1. Braided DIY Headband
You can get inexpensive pine from Home Depot. Pine will work well especially if you want your DIY pipe shelves to look like traditional industrial shelving – and be weathered and warped slightly when you apply the stain.
2. Knotted DIY Tie Headbands
Step One: Cut the shelves to size using a table saw. My neighbor cut:
Left shelving – five shelves at a 70″ length Middle – one shelf at a 53 5/8″ length Right shelving – five shelves at a 36″ length