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This week, Dan Faires builds a rugged bookshelf out of reclaimed lumber and galvanized black pipe.


Get the step-by-step instructions, and check back next Monday for another DanMade project.

26 Responses

  1. naomig says:

    Ah! I love this! I am on the lookout for wood like this now, for sure!

  2. Community Management says:

    This book self is looks very beautiful and dashing. The best thing of its is, you can move it very easily from one place to other, and its colour is very beautiful and amazing.

  3. juliet says:

    i love it nice and simple:D

  4. PeaceLoveHGTV says:

    I'm totally in love! It's so cute and shabby chic! I can imagine it in a mudroom, the bottom two shelves could be used for shoes and the other three could be used for hats, gloves and scarves stored in wicker bins. I love repurposing! A bookshelve doesn't have to be used for books!<3

  5. Nyla says:

    What size are the black galvanized pipes, and did you purchase them with the threads, or have them threaded at the store? Also, could you add locking casters to the bottom? Last, if wider shelves are desired, would you recommend metal X bracing in the back?

  6. Nyla says:

    Should have asked what length are the black galvanized pipes!

  7. six4 says:

    What species of wood is that?

  8. @undefined says:

    Just sick! Great job man. Now you said you just used clear polyurethane over the wood and no color stain at all correct?

  9. mike says:

    yea i agree this is a great piece but has anyone priced out what it costs to build this? i have.. you need 32 flanges @ approx $4 per piece; 16 18inch threaded pipes @ approx $6 per piece which is $228 before you even buy the most expensive material- the reclaimed wood. that can be as high as $7 a linear foot where i live. add on the the cost of poly, and screws and it could end up costing and easy $400-450 not including the time it takes. ouch

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