How To Build An Ace Hotel-Inspired Plumbing Pipe Shelf. Previous image Next image 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 Materials2 - 5' x 1' Pieces of Baltic Birch Plywood12 - 1/2" Galvanized 90 Degree Elbows8 - 1/2" Galvanized "T"s2 - 28" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes8 - 8" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes (these are your shelf supports)2 - 18" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes2 - 10" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes 4 - 12" x 1/2" Galvanized Pipes4 - 1/2" Galvanized Flanges1 - Can Clear Spray SealerFine Grit SandpaperDawn Liquid Detergent or Other DegreaserClear Varnish for WoodNewspaper or CardboardAnchors to Suit Your Flooring and Walls ToolsDrill1/2" Hole CutterTable Saw or HacksawPaint BrushLevelGloves (recommended)Eye protection (recommended) Instructions 2 Prep wood for cutting. 3 3.
DIY Decorating: Shelving Projects - Martha Stewart. The Brick House. 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. You know, I don’t even know where to begin with a How To. The unit is 8’8″ wide by roughly 7’6″ tall and 11 1/4″ deep Here is the supply list:Plumbing pipe and fittings (all at 1/2″) Supply list: Fittings: 18 – 90º Elbows 14 – 3-Way Tees 8 – Base Flanges Pipe: 6 – 12″ 7 – 18″ 1 – 32″ 3 – 30″ (Custom cut at home depot) 1 – 43″ (Custom cut at home depot) 14 – 8″ 4 – 9″ (black gas pipe for the top flange connectors) Wood Shelves 2 – 1″ x 12″ x 10′ pine planks (cut down to 8′8″) 2 – 1″ x 12″ x 6′ pine planks (cut down to 4′8″) Minwax Stain 1 – Dark Walnut 1 – Walnut (Mix 1/2 and 1/2 to get the desired color) Rustoleum Gloss Spray Paint 3 – Black.
Build a The Favorite Bookshelf. How to Build a Bookcase: Step-by-Step Woodworking Plans. 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. Basically consisting of three plywood boxes fitted with a hardwood face frame, this piece looks built-in because it spans from wall to wall, and is trimmed with molding at the ceiling and floor. I used 3/4-in. birch plywood for the cases, 4/4 sustainably harvested African mahogany for the face frames and 3/4-in. mahogany plywood for the sides surrounding the doorway.
With moderate skills and some patience, it wouldn't be hard to make this project fit any space. Making Choices Two pieces of plywood form each side of the cases. Getting Started.