Sunday, November 14, 2010

Plumbing pipes as shelving...

Alright, I am the first to admit that I am in no way shape or form a Do-It-Yourself kind of designer, but I did attempt a shelving unit inspired by another blog, and I have to say... It's pretty damn fabulous!

The Ace Hotel in my mind is one of the most interesting and innovative chains out there right now.  They use many found and recycled items, with a cool hip retro vintage vibe.  It's totally low key, but totally chic.

Ace Hotel, Palm Springs
So this great blog, The Brick House, my husband found gave a step by step guide on how to replicate this super simple shelving unit based off one found in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  It's basically plumbing pipes and connectors with simple wood panels drilled with a few holes to allow the pipes to penetrate through, and a few screws in the wall to anchor it all...

Okay, so it wasn't necessarily a piece of cake, especially because I sort of altered most of it, but the basic gist is still there.  The wonderful thing is that each shelving unit is customizable to your space, as you buy the fittings and pipes according to what you need.  It's like a life-sized erector set.  Instead of 1/2" pipe fittings I used 3/4", and instead of 1" thick pine planks I had 1-1/2" walnut slabs fabricated.  So I took it up a notch in budget, quality and visual impressiveness, but then again... It's me!... Come on!...

Simple DIY shelving
Customized to fit my ceiling height and width of the niche alongside my fireplace.
This will probably be the only thing that I'll ever promote as a project to tackle on your own, but this one is actually totally doable, and really amazing when it's done.  Go ahead and try it out in that odd corner you don't know what to do with, or where that IKEA shelving unit has been for years and you know is on it's last leg.  The great thing about this, is it would be a snap to disassemble when the time comes, but because it's attached to the wall, it looks like a custom (which it is) and much richer looking type of shelving unit.  Perfect for rental apartment, as the only holes that you actually make are on the wall where the plumbing flange meets the wall.

Enjoy and let me know if you decide to try it out yourself!...


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