04-17-2015, 09:43 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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My wife Courteney is nesting. She decided that we need a new set of shelves for our living room and they had to look like this...[Image: a4qrywu.jpg]

A great looking shelf and if you were to purchase a similar unit at Restoration Crate and Hardware barrel   Wink  or a similar store it would cost you $1200 to $2200.  

So I took a trip to Home Depot and picked up the pipe, wood and paint for around $300. A week and  a few busy evenings later and this is the result.

Courteney approves! 

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I still have to get her thoughts on where it will go. It will be secured to the wall so we have to get it right. 

Thanks for looking and I would highly recommend trying something like this!

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 04-17-2015, 09:54 PM
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  • evnpar
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I really like that look. You did a terrific job for your nester. 

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 04-17-2015, 10:02 PM
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  • Thug
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Wow, I really like the industrial look.  I suppose one could even use PVC tubing which could be sprayed in your choice of colour.

I would imagine that if it's galvanized piping it would weigh quite a bit.

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 04-17-2015, 10:05 PM
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Thank you Richard. I really liked making it! Courteney has a few other plans for my time and if they are like this I will be happy. Biggrin

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 04-17-2015, 10:10 PM
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(04-17-2015, 10:02 PM)Thug Wrote: Wow, I really like the industrial look.  I suppose one could even use PVC tubing which could be sprayed in your choice of colour.

I would imagine that if it's galvanized piping it would weigh quite a bit.

Tony, sorry I missed your post because I was typing my last one. 

This is 1/2" galvanized piping, painted with shaker can "hammered metal" look. It is very heavy for what it is and has to be dismantled to be moved. 
PVC would be a great idea, it may even be a little less $. 

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 04-17-2015, 11:35 PM
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(04-17-2015, 10:10 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote:
(04-17-2015, 10:02 PM)Thug Wrote: Wow, I really like the industrial look.  I suppose one could even use PVC tubing which could be sprayed in your choice of colour.

I would imagine that if it's galvanized piping it would weigh quite a bit.

Tony, sorry I missed your post because I was typing my last one. 

This is 1/2" galvanized piping, painted with shaker can "hammered metal" look. It is very heavy for what it is and has to be dismantled to be moved. 
PVC would be a great idea, it may even be a little less $. 

PVC would certainly be a lot more maneuverable.

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 04-18-2015, 01:53 AM
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I like the kind of bracing to the wall  a lot. Great idea for a project

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 04-18-2015, 02:17 AM
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  • Agravic
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Nicely done, Jim.

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 04-18-2015, 03:01 AM
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Well done, those look great.

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 04-18-2015, 04:21 AM
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It looks great, Jim. 

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 04-18-2015, 04:31 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Great looking shelf. Can't let my significant other see this or she might want me making one for her.


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 04-18-2015, 05:34 AM
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Great job, Jim!

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 04-18-2015, 06:56 AM
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Think about all of the shaving supplies you could fill those shelves with!!!!  Oh I mean figurines and family pictures of course. (just in case she's reading this) Biggrin

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 04-18-2015, 08:14 AM
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(04-18-2015, 06:56 AM)ncguy1 Wrote: Think about all of the shaving supplies you could fill those shelves with!!!!  Oh I mean figurines and family pictures of course. (just in case she's reading this) Biggrin

24 24 24 24 24  I like your idea Tim..... Family pictures......Yes.  

It may end up featured on a few SOTD pics!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Thanks guys, this was a fun little project. I have a few others in the works. I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out. 

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 04-18-2015, 05:24 PM
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Great work, Jim!  Thumbsup

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 04-19-2015, 07:15 AM
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Jim, you did a real fine piece of work. You and your wife sure must be pleased with your handiwork!

So what's next? Have you considered a simple skylight in the living room?

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 04-20-2015, 07:45 AM
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That looks really nice, classy! 

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 04-22-2015, 03:40 PM
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That was very well done! ...Hmmmmn!
~Richard

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 04-22-2015, 04:00 PM
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Jim,  nice job.

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 04-22-2015, 05:38 PM
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Nice work! I had a mini heart attack when I read that the "real thing" cost $2200.

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