I bought 1426 Ives Pl SE on 12/08/2010.

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

pipe shelves, part 1

LSD posted a photo that had amazingly simple, elegant, and industrial (all in one) shelves.

I thought, "I could do that."  Before the planning stages got started, Gloria sent me a link to a similar project.

Now I KNEW I could do that.  I got started on Monday.  Here's the progress.
the "before" photo

black steel pipe

degreased and painted

more so

the fittings

the shelves, cut

the shelves, stained
There is still a ways to go.  As I go, I think of different options, which sends me back to the hardware store. Thus far for this project I have been to Frager's 4 times, 3 trips to 2 different Lowe's, and 2 trips to 2 different Home Depots.  There will be probably at least 2 more trips to a TBD store before this is done.


  1. 9 - 11 trips to the store seems about right for a project of that size. Good thing you don't live in rural Kentucky where the home depot is 60 miles away.

  2. Who knew there would be degreasing involved? Sounds like you're having 'way too much fun. You don't long for the days when weeks would go by with nothing happening?