Thursday, 24 October 2013

How to make recycled pipework bedroom shelves. Salvaged timbers

This is a set of shelves in my sons bedroom made from recycled timber from a salvage yard and some industrial steel pipe work and fittings.

His bedroom was completely stripped ..... new plaster, new wooden flooring, completely redecorated.
The sourcing of the materials took far longer than the building of it as my son chose the rarer smaller size of 3/8 bsp for the framework.

If you would like the dimensions of the project, drop me an email and I will get them out to you.
All in all the material costs were about £130 ($200), not bad considering he now has a wardrobe, shoe rack, shelves and high level storage.

Admittedly the timber shelves do look very rough but it was the look he was aiming for and he is happy with it. The boards were power washed then left to dry for a couple of days. Then we sanded them down and finally added a coat of dark oak wax. The branch for the hangers was treated in much the same way.