DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

Do you like the look of industrial pipe shelves? I wouldn’t be surprised if you were, they are all the rave now. These shelves are easy to DIY and have a rustic/industrial look. They are sure to give a natural look to any wall in your home and if you like the farm house look these will show great.

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves

I decided what wall I need to put these shelves on and then off to the Home Depot I went. I wanted to get started immediately and not wait to order the galvanized parts by mail. Though if you want to save a lot of money then shop around online for bigger savings.

These shelves can be a bit pricey to build but it all depends on what type of wood you select and where you purchase the pipes.

Supplies Needed for Two Shelves:

  • 4  (1/2 in.) galvanized flanges
  • 4 (1/2) in. by 8 in.) pipes
  • Wood 2″x 8″x 20″
  • 4 (1/2) in. caps
  • Zip it wall anchors  ( helps when there are no studs)
  • Suggested 4 two hole straps, 8 small screws  and 8 washers to hold straps onto pipes. This is for safety especially in children’s rooms.
  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Philips head screw driver
  • Stain
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer paint or pick paint with built in primer.
  • Black spray paint ( flat)


  1. Sand all pipes, flanges and caps to get them rough for the paint to adhere.
  2. Pray paint all the parts and let them dry well.
  3. Determine what size and length you want your shelves. Then cut wood to desired length.
  4. Stain the wood and let dry. Skip the stain if you want the natural look.
  5. Use the level and measuring tape to mark where to hang the shelves and placement of the flanges.
  6. Install wall anchors.
  7. Screw flanges to wall.
  8. Screw on the pipes.
  9. Put caps on the end of pipes.
  10. Lay the woos shelves on top of the pipes.
  11. Add the hole straps if desired for safety.


DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves


Final Word: Industrial Pipe Shelves

I think the shelves turned out nice. Who would of thought pipes would look so cool with shelves. The best part about these industrial pipe shelves are that they can made with recovered wood and pipes but also provide a great vibe.

The great thing about this DIY project is how it can be used in practically any room of your house. You could use it in your kitchen to store plates, you could use it in your bathroom to store towels, or even in your backyard to keep outdoor tools.

You can also paint, seal or stain them the color of your own desire and make them your own original style.



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