DIY modern pipe shelving for storage, display racks, and retail. Use Kee Klamp and pipe to create an industrial look for your floor display or shelving.
Learn how build your own free standing bookshelf without any prior building experience or expensive tools.
Here are 5 of the more popular pipe shelf designs we have seen over the years and how you can build each of them:
To help inspire your own shelf build, we've compiled a list of 59 DIY shelves built with industrial pipe. Any of these industrial pipe shelves can be easily built with Kee Klamp. Check it out:
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of industrial chic design is the urban, utilitarian simplicity of weathered steel, recycled and repurposed wood, and exposed seams. The industrial style didn’t actually start as a style at all, but rather as an absence of style that focused on function over form. Instead of hiding evidence of construction with paint and polish, the industrial look lets forged metal, gears, piping, reclaimed wood, and unfinished, rough-around-the-edges surfaces take center stage. The resultant look is a somewhat androgynous style that’s both rugged and sleek, mixing repurposed or reclaimed materials with the feel of a warehouse loft.
Creating a bachelor pad or man cave can be a daunting task for most of us men. A bachelor pad should be manly but distinguished and classy. It should also encompass the personality of the man who lives in it. But where do we start? Where do we look? Fortunately, we're here to help you in your journey of creating your ultimate bachelor pad. We've compiled a list of furniture and other home essentials made with industrial pipe that will fit in any man cave or bachelor pad perfectly...
Building your own piece of custom furniture doesn't have to be difficult. Our projects and products can help simplify the DIY process. Building with pipe and fittings enables you to create all kinds of DIY furniture.
Faceout display racks are helpful when it comes to displaying clothing in a manner that sells. Faceout racks are often mounted on the wall and have a taller display bar that allows the garments to be seen over the top of other display units on the store floor.
Pipe is hot in interior design. Pipe brings clean, industrial lines to any project and the biggest question out there is how best to work pipe as a medium for interior design. Many designs use threaded gas pipe which is difficult to thread and position correctly. Kee Klamp fittings solve the pipe conundrum.
If you've worked in the IT industry, then you're probably familiar with the need to setup lots of computers at the same time. So what do you do when you need to stage a bunch of computers to setup? Well this is what Tyson Smith did, he built himself an epic U-shaped butcher block work bench.
Kitchen shelving is a great way to store what you need in an accessible way. But if the shelves do not adjust you're going to end up with a lot of wasted space. James King from South Carolina, built the set of shelves pictured in this article. His shelves are connected to a set of pipes attached at the floor and the ceiling. The shelves are made to to float up and down on the pipes so that they can be locked into position at any point on the pole.
When Esquire in Japan wanted to bring industrial style to their office, they turned to a decor that utilizes Kee Klamp fittings. Kee Klamp fittings allow you to create unique industrial decor without the overhead of threading or welding. The fittings connect to the pipe with a simple set screw, which means that creating a modern looking office doesn't have to become a painful ordeal.
Finding a bookshelf that will fit into the corner of a room is a difficult task. When faced with that scenario, Rachel, from Upstate New York, turned to Kee Lite pipe fittings. She transformed a fairly ho-hum rustic space into a more modern office area through the addition of some paint, flooring and industrial-styled furniture such as this corner pipe shelf.
If you're storing a lot of drums, its helpful to have a rack like this. The drum can sit on their side, down in between the pipes for easy storage. This snare drum rack was made using slip-on pipe fittings and pipe. Slip-on fittings, like Kee Klamp, do not require any welding or threading.
German design company, Dreimeta, has put together one of the most inspirational uses of Kee Klamp pipe fittings that we have seen to date! Dreimeta used the fittings to build a wide array of industrial pipe furniture.
Out of all the virtually unlimited projects you can make with Kee Klamp fittings, the workbench/storage shelf is undoubtedly one of the most versatile. You can use it in your garage to hold your tools, in your living area to display knick knacks, or in your bathroom to hold towels and toiletries.
Retail racks made with pipe and fittings give your store an industrial feel and are extremely durable. Built with schedule 40 pipe and galvanized fittings, retail racks built with Kee Klamp can be easily setup and broken down. Below are a few examples of retail racks that are made with pipe and Kee Klamp.
Featured in Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls, this ingeniously-designed rolling shelf's frame is constructed from fence posts and Kee Klamp fittings. Casters attached to the bottom of the unit allow for easy, almost effortless portability.
This three-tiered merchandizing table was designed and installed by Gabe for Powell's book store in Portland, Oregon. It is made up of reclaimed fir beams, Kee Klamp fittings and pipe.
These cabinet-top pipe shelves were put together with pipe, Kee Klamp pipe fitting and some shelving that was reclaimed from an old bookshelf. We love it when our customers reclaim or upcycle existing materials by utilizing Kee Klamp fittings.
Ten DIY industrial shelf ideas that will inspire you to build a shelving for your own home or office. Shelving styles and budgets vary, but that that should not stop you from building your own DIY shelf with a little help from these inspiring projects.
Instructions on how to build a wall mounted bookshelf with the help of pipe, Kee Klamp fittings and some custom shelves.
DIY entertainment center with bookshelves built with pipe, Kee Klamp fittings and wood. This entertainment center has an industrial feel. It can be modified to suit your home, be inspired and build!
A pole mounted bookshelf built with Kee Klamp, pipe and wooden shelves. This DIY project shows you step-by-step how to build your own bookshelf mounted on pipe to the floor and ceiling.
This SketchUp concept drawing shows a book shelf that is made form Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings. The book shelf is mounted to the wall and ceiling with the fittings.
A cooking stations for a boat porch made from aluminum pipe fittings and aluminum pipe.
A workshiop shelving structure built with Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
A custom reloading bench and storage shelf system built with Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Overview of some Kee Klamp retail benches, shelves and structural units that are being used in Reebok retail mall stores.
Completed space saving studio workstation made from Kee Klamp fittings and pipe.
Selber Machen created this floating bathroom shelf made from Kee Klamp and Ikea LACK components. Step by step instructions on building this bathroom shelf unit.
Overview and sketch of a space saving studio space made from Kee Klamp fittings.
Custom shelving unit that was constructed for one of our customers.
Slick looking standing desk built using Kee Klamp components and pipe.
A shelf I built two serve two purposes: 1) create a safe height railing around the opening to a stairwell and 2) to reclaim some open air space for storage.
Robert Gutmann constructed this modern shelf and desk using pipe, glass, and Kee Klamp fittings.
Adam designed a shelf unit that is setup not to penetrate the ceiling, walls or floor. It uses tension, pipe and fittings to create a floating shelving structure.
Custom floor display for retail products.
Here is a cart used by the Kee operation in Canada. It has a place for your laptop as well as a complete array of tools.
Custom Kee Klamp shelf built with pipe and fittings. Complete instructions available.
A warehouse workstation cart that has roof for laptop computer, packing materials and tools.
This is a desk / drafting table designed by Sam with Google's free SketchUp program. The fittings make it possible to adjust and customize this desk in any way you see fit.