Iron Pipe & Maple Shelving Unit

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Project by Seankub posted 01-21-2014 04:28 PM 8148 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We need shelving for our dining room, so I searched for ideas. Iron pipe and Maple sounded like a great solution. I found some really nice maple with bug holes that ended up creating a great pattern. After installing and utilizing the space, this worked out to be a great use of space, looks great and cost less then $150.

-- Sean, Ohio City - Cleveland,

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 04:42 PM

that looks awesome! ive always wated to try something with black pipe and wood

-- I don't always have soft hands....but when I do its because I just left the woodshop.

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 05:28 PM

Wow – where did you find that spalted maple? It’s gorgeous.

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 05:30 PM

It’s actually Ambrosia Maple. There is a local guy who mills locally downed trees in the area. Metro Hardwoods in Cleveland.

-- Sean, Ohio City - Cleveland,

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 05:41 PM

that’s really cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 04:30 AM

Really cool, great storage solution.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 04:45 AM

Nice maple man! Wish I lived near Cleveland!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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#7 posted 01-23-2014 05:39 AM

really like the minimalist/industrial look of this…

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#8 posted 01-24-2014 05:19 AM

thats awesome, I was just about to do a very similar project with a reclaimed oak beam

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#9 posted 01-24-2014 01:34 PM

That would really work!

-- Sean, Ohio City - Cleveland,

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 02:33 PM

Cool looking shelves! Unique and creative design on the pipes and the maple has very nice holes and figures. Like it. Great job!

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