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Furniture built with Kee Klamp and Kee Lite fitting is extremely stable and has an amazing industrial look. If you're looking to DIY a bed, desk, table, shelf (your name it) take a look at these projects to inspire your next construction.
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.
Pipe is a great option when it comes to building a standing desk. The ten projects listed below have been built by our customers using pipe and Kee Klamp fittings. Be inspired by their work and build your own standing desk by selecting your own fittings, using one of our table frame kits or tapping into our project assistance.
Tables are an everyday part of our life. They support our work, our food, and just about anything else we can accumulate in our homes. The roll that tables play in meals is especially important. How great would it be if you could use a common, everyday structure like a table to memorialize a significant event.
A modern conference table doesn't have to be expensive. This pipe and glass conference table was built by one of our customers using Kee Klamp fittings. The results produced a table that was a great fit for this organization.
A door handle can seem so plain, but it doesn't have to be! Why not add industrial quality to your apartment or business by building a beefy industrial pipe handle to open and close the door. That's exactly what you will see in the projects in this post.
When it comes to the development and evolution of the desk, this particular design definitely deserves a place in the history! The recent flurry of conversation in the media about standing, sitting and working has definitely got people thinking about how to bring them all together in the perfect form.
Have you ever wanted to build your own desk but thought it would be too complicated? We've simplified the process with the advent of our new Simple Table desk frame kits. Simple Table desk frames are pipe and fittings frames that can be used to support any desktop material.
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.
Console tables are great for holding lamps or other small decorative items next to a wall. Bob from Morristown, New Jersey built himself a console table with some reclaimed wood and industrial pipes.
Industrial chic is a growing design trend that utilizes hard metals once reserved for technical applications to create softer, functional furniture or decorative accent pieces. One major utilization of this type of design scheme is DIY pipe beds. Constructed from galvanized pipe and lock-in-place, Kee Klamp fittings, these beds epitomize the versatility of this old meets new approach to contemporary interior design.
Music composition requires a special set of equipment that doesn't always fit on a run-of-the-mill desk. Recently a couple of our customers tackled the task of building a special desk to support their music composition equipment.
Bruce, from Georgia, set out to build a custom desk for his wife's craft room. He tapped into Kee Klamp fittings to form an open base for the desk. The openness of the structure allowed him to place other cabinets underneath the desk to help his wife store the bits and pieces needed for crafting.
This beautifully designed DIY coffee table was built by Keren, one of our customers from Texas. She brought together Kee Klamp fittings, aged metal and dark stained oak boards into a stellar combination that offers both form and function. The metal base of the coffee table is constructed with Kee Klamp pipe fittings and galvanized metal pipe.
If you are interested in trying out a standing desk, but you're not sure that you want to make the long term commitment, this is definitely the desk for you. This adjustable height desk can adjust from standard sitting desk height to standing desk height with a few simple adjustments.
Tracy, from California, used Kee Lite fittings and pipe to upcycle an existing bed frame made of reclaimed Peroba wood. Tracy wanted to enhance the bed by adding a canopy structure, mounted to the wooden frame of the bed.
Jeff used a fairly straight forward design for the desk, including an extra bar at the bottom of the desk to put his feet on while sitting or standing. He was able to order pipe so that the desk would fit his working height perfectly.
Allison from Golden Sycamore used Kee Klamp pipe fittings to put together a rustic looking curtain rod for her bedroom. The pipe and fittings were distressed using a unique heating method. The heating of the pipe and fittings discolors and ages the metal, giving the entire curtain rod some very unique character.
If you've ever priced a room divider, you'll know that they're not exactly cheap. If you're looking for a creative, industrial looking alternative you can build your own bulletin board room divider with pipe, Kee Lite fittings and standard cork board.
Building a wall mounted desk is a great way to add a stylish, yet low cost desk to any room in your house. Building a wall mounted desk leverages existing structures to save you time and money.
3FE (Third Floor Expresso) is a famous coffee bar in Dublin. The founder has dedicated his life to coffee, and given the rewards that he's earned, I guess it shows! Designgoat was commissioned to help them design their shop on a prominant street in Dublin. Designgoat's final design utilized a substantial amount of pipe and Kee Klamp fitting furniture -- the results were amazing.
John Urban, of John Urban Productions, turned to Kee Klamp fittings to build himself a unique custom desk complete with casters and an antiqued metal finish. John found the desk top at a university surplus store and then went to work with pipe and fittings to create the base for the table.
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.
Once reserved as the right and left hand tools of scaffold builders, today, pipe and fittings are emerging as the one of the hottest industrial trends to hit the contemporary restaurant design scene. Take a look below at how the bold, ingenious design team Outline transformed Bangalore Express Restaurant in South London using the wildly versatile pipe and fittings duo.
When it comes to home brewing your own beer, some people get serious! Michael, from Philly, sent us this picture of his home brew structure built out of Kee Lite pipe fittings. The structure has a place for burners to boil and prepare the mash and wort. The brew then flows to the cooler to bring the tempreture down to prepare for fermentation.
Not so long ago, if you wanted a customized piece of indoor or outdoor furniture you most likely had to pay a craftsperson or company to make it for you. Although the option of DIY furniture design was always available, you were like a ship without a sail if you lacked the serious carpentry or welding skills necessary to execute the design.
Dirk from New York City designed and built this wall mounted butcher block table supported with Kee Lite pipe fittings and pipe. Here's a bit of the back story. Our kitchen already has butcher block counters, and we wanted to add another on the opposite side for our children to do their homework. We cantilevered the new butcher block counter off the hip wall separating our kitchen. Kee Lite posts keep it rock solid.
More and more people are becoming aware of the dangers of sitting all day. In response, many people are building their own standing desks. Like the solution to most problems, the answer is not always to swing 180 degrees. Sometimes the best solution is to aim for a middle road; in this case: part sitting, part standing.
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.
Nicola Stäubli combined Kee Klamp fittings, climbing rope and inflatable mattresses to design this very unique pipe couch. The frame is constructed of steel pipe and Kee Klamp pipe fittings giving the couch a very strong industrial feel.
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.
Can't decide whether to stand or sit? Why not do both? There's been a lot of talk about standing while working, this desk enables you to sit at one side and stand at the other. At the standing desk you could use an additional monitor or a laptop.
When it comes to simple tables, they don't get much more simple than this! This elegant floor-mounted industrial pipe table, uses four flanges and a piece of pipe to mount a wooden desktop directly to the floor.
Justin, from Oklahoma City, built this beautiful kitchen island/food cart for his wife. Here is his story on how he did it.
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.
Recently I renovated my office, in doing so I built a completely new ergonomic desk. The question remained, what should I do with this great desk that I already had. Solution: I gave it to a friend of mine, and instead of leaving it a sitting desk, he upcycled it into a standing desk.
As the founder of Simplified Building Concepts I wanted to have an office that reflected the amazing home and office applications of Kee Klamp pipe fittings. I've been building pipe furniture for over 6 years and I never cease to be amazed with the new ideas and arrangements that can be created with these simple, but profound, building materials.
The Iron Yard is a very unique co-work and entrepreneurial incubation space located in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina. When cofounder Matthew Smith wanted to build some amazing desks for their new co-work area, he tapped into the power of Kee Klamp fittings to build some thoroughly adjustable standing desks.
Years ago I posted a project telling you how to build an ergonomic computer desk. That project involved setting your own desk height, a custom shape to the desktop and an articulating keyboard. I have to say, I loved that desk, so much so that I wanted to improve upon it and make it even better. Recently I renovated my entire office. I built a lot of new pieces out of wood, pipe and Kee Klamp fittings. I decided it was time to construct myself an entirely new desk, to improve upon what I had built in the past.
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.
Building your own rolling desk with Kee Klamp, pipe and a desktop. Bring your DIY skills to bear on the simple project.
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.
Industrial bed frame build by Josh from Nerd Wallet. This bed frame was deigned to be a part of a larger industrial bedroom.
Build your own standing desk with the help of Kee Klamp fittings. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of building a standing desk and shows you how you can build your own standing desk
Standing desk for the desktop that was created using Kee Lite aluminum fittings and pipe. This stand up desk uses a unique design to attach a monitor stand and keyboard tray together in to a single unit.
Outdoor kitchen island made from Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings and aluminum pipe. This custom outdoor kitchen island has several different counter tops and an integrated grill.
Sit-Stand Adjustable Height Computer Desk made with pipe, Kee Klamp structural pipe fittings, casters and a little ingenuity.
Rolling kitchen island constructed from pipe, Kee Klamp pipe fittings and a butcher block. Inspiration to build your own rolling kitchen island.
The renovation of a garage into a modern seamstress studio featuring modern industrial pipe fittings and furniture.
A custom computer table made from Kee Lite fittings and birch door as a table top.
Build a desk onto an existing treadmill using Kee Lite pipe fittings.
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.
Floating Kitchen Island with Granite Top. The bottom of the structure is made from powder coated pipe and Kee Klamp fittings. Industrial casters make it easy to move about.
Build a modern pipe bed frame in a weekend or less using pipe and Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
This is a simple pipe table that can be used with any wooden table top. This project contains step by step instructions on how to build a very simple pipe table.
Foot rails for a pub table made with Kee Klamp pipe fittings and galvanized pipe.
Custom work/computer desk made of Kee Lite pipe fittings for a homeschooling family who needed a custom table.
Pipe desk built with Kee Lite pipe fittings, black pipe and a glass top.
An amazing DIY desk that has swing-out and fold-out sections. It also has a shelving unit that is optional, along with a pipe mounting for a flat screen monitor.
Multi-monitor, multi-terminal standing desk that was constructed with MDF, black fence post and Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Beautiful custom sit stand work desk built out of Kee Lite pipe fittings. This desk was inspired by the Maker Table used at O'reilly publishings Maker Faire.
Custom dog beds that are constructed with our PVC pipe and fittings.
An outdoor table that rolls. Built with pipe, casters and Kee Klamp fittings.
Computer standing desk with and adjustable height shelf built by one of our customers.
A workshiop shelving structure built with Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
A custom reloading bench and storage shelf system built with Kee Klamp pipe fittings.
Workbench made from Kee Lite fittings that was inspired by the original Maker Bench.
How to build your own custom conference table using kee lite fittings and a glass table top.
A video overview of a custom desk built with Kee Lite fittings
Industrial style pipe bed that was posted on Apartment Therapy's Blog
Maker Tables show up at the Maker Faire for the 5th straight year.
Multistation workstation designed by Dan Northrup
A children's twin bed made from Kee Klamp pipe fittings and pipe.
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.
Custom Stand-Sit Workstation Desk with Shelving built by Jesse from black pipe and slip-on pipe fittings
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.
New Years.. the time for making resolutions. Well here's one you won't soon regret. Build yourself a proper desk.
Custom shelving unit that was constructed for one of our customers.
Whether in the bedroom or the hallway this simple clothing rack makes it easy to store clothes.
Recent custom desk built by a customer inspired by our Ergonomic Computer Desk.
Slick looking standing desk built using Kee Klamp components and pipe.
4 years ago O'Reilly Publishing purchased some benches for use at the Maker Faire. One of the great parts about the benches is that they are modular and durable.
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.
Canopy Bed made with Kee Lite aluminum fittings and aluminum pipe.
Elegant pipe bed construction made with Kee Lite fittings constructed by Marla S.
Sketchup diagram and 3d model for the Ergonomic Computer Desk added to the web site.
This desk was built by Ron Hazelton to illustrate the value of building with Kee Klamp components.
The bench built by Channing Glover was built with some left over pieces of aluminum pipe and fittings from a previous project.
Step by Step instructions how to build a standing desk with Kee Klamp.
Step By Step instructions on how to build a Custom Ergonomic Computer Desk.
Wine Rack made with Kee Klamp.