Hello everyone! Today I was able to complete a project I have had the supplies for for awhile now and I'm thankful for another project checked off of my to do list. This project was inspired by shelving I had seen by Restoration Hardware and numerous Pinterest posts. This is a fairly simple project, perfect for those with little home improvement knowledge. The unfortunate downfall to this project is the cost. It is a bit pricey once you add up the cost for supplies. I did a rough estimate per shelf unit and it comes to about $32 a shelf. When you compare that to Restoration Hardware, that's only a fraction, but compared to simple shelving at Target, it's a bit more pricey.
Here is a breakdown of supplies, all purchased at Home Depot:
1/2" x 8" galvanized threaded pipe x 2 per shelf http://m.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-Global-1-2-in-x-8-in-Galvanized-Steel-Nipple-563-080HN/100132736
1/2" floor flange x 2 per shelf http://m.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-Global-1-2-in-Galvanized-Malleable-Iron-Floor-Flange-511-603HN/100188066
1/2" galvanized cap x 2 per shelf http://m.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-1-2-in-Galvanized-Malleable-Iron-Cap-511-403HN/100188666
1/2" x 2" 2 hole strap- comes in a 10 pack, 4 per shelf http://m.homedepot.com/p/Raco-Rigid-IMC-1-2-in-2-Hole-Strap-10-Pack-2232B10/203671511
1" x 8" x 6' common board- I had HD cut down into two 24" boards http://m.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-1-in-x-8-in-x-6-ft-Common-Board-914827/100322327
I painted these boards in Polar Bear by Behr.
1. Mark out with a pencil using a tape measure and level where you want your flanges to sit underneath the shelves. Trace the four holes in the flange onto the wall.
2. Drill pilot holes with a bit slightly smaller than the size of the plastic drywall anchor or slightly smaller than the screw being used if screwing straight into a stud
3. Using a hammer, put plastic drywall anchors into holes.
4. Using drill, screw flanges into plastic drywall anchors.
5. Screw pipes into both flanges.
6. Screw on end caps.
7. Place shelf on piping with even distances on both sides of pipe.
8. Attach two 2-hole straps to front and back of pipes and screw into underside of wood board
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