Bookcases & Shelves
How To Build An Ace Hotel-Inspired Plumbing Pipe Shelf | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest Build this! Inspired by Morgan of The Brick House and her hutzpah in building her own version of the Ace Hotel's plumbing pipe shelving, I decided to take my own spin on the design. I opted to use Baltic Birch plywood, because I really like seeing the wood layers along the edges, and plain galvanized pipes. What You Need Materials 2 - 5' x 1' Pieces of Baltic Birch Plywood 12 - 1/2" Galvanized 90 Degree Elbows 8 - 1/2" Galvanized "T"s 2 - 28" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes 8 - 8" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes (these are your shelf supports) 2 - 18" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes 2 - 10" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes 4 - 12" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes 4 - 1/2" Galvanized Flanges 1 - Can Clear Spray Sealer Fine Grit Sandpaper Dawn Liquid Detergent or Other Degreaser Clear Varnish for Wood Newspaper or Cardboard Anchors to Suit Your Flooring and Walls
DIY Decorating: Shelving Projects - Martha Stewart Some of your heels are works of art, so why not display them as such? Line the walls of a walk-in closet or a dressing area with picture-rail molding to make a tidy yet visually arresting display. Buy preprimed pieces, and have them cut to length at the store. Paint before installing, either the color of the wall or a bold accent shade.
The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the bookshelves in the lobby at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and thought, “hey, I could build that”. And I did! We sold the old wall unit and embarked on the master planning of the new plumbing conduit shelving unit.
Build a The Favorite Bookshelf
I built my first bookcase in middle school. A multitiered assemblage of wooden planks laid across stacks of bricks, it was reminiscent of pieces from the early Flintstone Period--and I was proud to have made it myself. Since that masterpiece, I've built 50 or 60 more, most while working as a cabinetmaker for an interior design firm, where I learned the carpentry skills, design guidelines and construction techniques used in the bookcase shown here.