In this article, we'll cover the details of this DIY coffee bar table, the fittings you'll need build it, and show you how to build your own.
Follow along as we cover this industrial-style, DIY Beverage Cart, what you'll need to build it, and show you how to build your own (with steps and diagrams).
In this article, we're going this amazing rolling bookcase, what you'll need to build it, and the steps to put it together (with detailed diagrams).
In this article, we'll cover the details of Kenneth's ceiling mounted curtain rods and show you how to build your own (with steps and diagrams).
Looking to build your own DIY table but need a little inspiration first? In this article, you will find 51 different DIY table ideas that are built with pipe.
Whether you're an individual, or a store owner, this article will show you how to build these beautiful wall mounted clothing racks.
Looking to build your own floating shelves but aren't quite sure how? No worries. In this article, we'll show you how with detailed instructions and diagrams.
In this post, we show you how you can build your own standing desk converter so that you can turn your regular sitting desk into a standing one.
Looking to build your own DIY bed frame but need a little inspiration first? No problem. We've got you covered. In this article, you will find 47 different bed frame ideas that are built with pipe.
Looking for industrial pipe desk plans to build your own desk? In this article, we'll show you how you can build your own desk with detailed diagrams and steps.
Check out this modern coat rack, with floating shelves, built by Dan for the entryway in his home. In this article, we'll show you how to build one just like it.
Are you interested in building your own plywood desk? Follow along, as we show you how to build your own desk, using plywood and pipe fittings
In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can build your own adjustable shelving units in only 9 steps. The shelf height can easily be adjusted even after assembly.
In this article, we'll cover Ryan's laminate flooring desk in-depth, covering all you need about his fantastic build. We'll show you how he built the table top, what fittings were used, how to assemble the desk frame, and more. Check it out:
Follow along as we cover Jeremy's standing desk with integrated floating shelves. We'll show you how it was built, which fittings were used to build it, and any other important details you should know.
In this article, we'll cover how Gregg built his rustic desk (including the table top), how to build the frame, and any other important details about Gregg's project. Follow along:
In this article, we'll cover the details of Andrew's conference table, the fittings used to build it, and show you how you can build your own just like it (with diagram and steps included). And no, you don't have to be an architect to do so:
This rolling kitchen island was built by Ben for his son's new condo as a student at LSU. In this article, we'll take a closer look at Ben's project, how it was built, and show you how you can build your own:
In this article, we're going to focus on the workbenches featured in this garage. How they were built, how you can build your own, and any other important details you should know. Let's take a look:
This DIY entryway bench, with integrated coat rack, was built by Ryan for the front entry in his home. In this article, we'll take a closer look at Ryan's project and show you how to build one just like it.
In this post, we'll cover Cliff's heavy duty workbench and show you how you can create your own
In this post, we'll take a closer look at the drafting tables Mike and his company built, how they are constructed, and any other important details. Let's take a look:
In this article, we'll take a closer look at this unique project, the fittings used, and how Mack was able to create this floating dock.
Learn how build your own free standing bookshelf without any prior building experience or expensive tools.
Learn how you can build your own kayak trailer using Kee Klamp fittings and pipe. There's no welding, cutting or prior building experience required.
Have you ever heard of the Television show "How it’s Made"? It’s a documentary series on the Science Channel showing how everyday items are manufactured. It’s quite fascinating! Think of this post as one of those episodes, and on today’s “episode”, we’re discussing leather and Kee Klamps.
To prove to you that railings built with pipe and fittings can still look amazing, here are 20 railings that are just as beautiful as they are functional:
In this article, I walk you through everything involved in building this desk, including finding materials, constructing the table top, assembling the frame, and everything else in between.
The furniture in your own home should be unique and express who you are. Using pipe to build that furniture is the perfect solution for those custom pieces. In this post, customers share their stories behind the pipe tables they designed for their own home to give you ideas for building your own!
As a tribute to the versatility of these fittings and in celebration of Kee Klamp's 80th Anniversary, we've put together this article to showcase 80 different projects you can build with Kee Klamp.
In this post, we show you how Charles Rankin used Kee Klamp to build a Pull-up Bar to help him train for the World Record for Chin-ups in a 24 hour period.
The Rugged Butcher Block Desk that you see today is the result of Brian's hard work and many hours spent to create something truly unique. The desk is a visually stunning piece that has caught the eyes of many and is something to be proud of. Let's take a closer at how Brian crafted this piece of art:
This DIY Butcher Block Desk comes to us via Corey M. Let's congratulate him on his awesome new desk and follow along in his build. We'll cover the parts used in this project, any additional features, and how it all comes together. Let's get to it...
After recently moving all production in house,Todd Shelton, an internet fashion retailer that sells men's clothing, started offering tours of their recently built facilities in East Rutherford, NJ. The tours offer people a chance to see their factory, how their clothes are made, and who is making them. This allows for staff to really connect with their customers and visitors the ability to see what the company is up to.
To show you just how simple these railings are to use, here's 15 customers who have used our railing solutions to help them conquer their concrete walls or steps. They look fantastic too!
One of the best features of Kee Klamp is its unique resistance to rust. Due to its galvanization process, Kee Klamp can last 7 times longer than fabricated or welded railing. This equates to Kee Klamp avoiding the deadly signs of rust for nearly 20 years compared to just 2 years in a fabricated railing. This makes it a perfect solution for outdoor railing, particularly for moist, wet environments.
To show you the versatility of Kee Klamp in loft applications, here are 5 loft ideas to offer you some inspiration. From loft railing to entire loft structures, all of these ideas are built with Kee Klamp fittings and pipe
If you've ever scoured sites like craigslist for a new boat, you will know that there are a ton of options out there. Both new and used. However, the pricing can range dramatically when searching for a used boat. Newer models look nice and are squeaky clean but can be extremely expensive. However, older models are significantly less saving you quite the pretty penny . The only problem is these older boats can tend to be a bit beat up and outdated having gone through the years. So they can use some TLC.
Hank, the proud owner of this beautiful railing and home, came to us to help him with the remodel of his staircase. He was looking for a railing that would be easy to work with and match the look he was going for in his home.
When you're an intense computer gamer you need a setup that helps you perform to the best of your ability. Desks built specifically for gaming allow for comfortable playing for long durations, easy access to everything you may need with minimal effort, and room for multiple monitors. It's a must to have more than one monitor for gaming right?
Gym memberships add up quickly and are always crowded at the times you want to go. Manufactured gym equipment can get extremely costly, is very heavy, and is difficult to move. How about you try building your own gym at home? It's easier than you might think.
Design a DIY desk for comfortable keyboard playing that combats stiffness, incorrect posture, back and arm pain, and allows for the correct key attack.
Years ago, our local YMCA had purchased some slip-on fittings to create a water slide for their pool area. After 10 years, the pipe and fittings were starting to rust through due to the constant exposure to the chlorinated water. Most of the lower half of this structure was now compromised. It was no longer safe for the kids to climb, leaving it out of commission.
One of our customers, Gabe Diaz, decided to take the plunge and upgrade his apartment with pipe furniture. He opted to use our galvanized Kee Klamp fittings. Below are the items he built to outfit his apartment.
Brittany used the IKEA desktops that are readily available at most IKEA stores. She joined four of these desktops together to make a complete wrap around desk.
Andrew's desk has a lot of character, and the construction is fairly simple. Kee Klamp fittings make the pipe base construction a snap. Andrew also used a very straightforward method for joining the boards.
Adam took a standard Simple Table Rugged rolling kit and customized it with some additional pipe and fittings to support two large monitors and some speakers. The rolling feature allows the desk to be moved out of the way so that a storage area underneath the stairs can be accessed.
Randy used a live edge slab from the Sierra mountains to build a beautiful custom desk. He used black pipe and fittings to support the desktop.
One thing that stands out on this desk is the attention to detail. The computer shelf and cord management really make this desk look great. The use of the wood paneling pulls the room together and also hides the electronic clutter.
Britton built a portable studio desk that was designed to support recording equipment. Probably the most unique feature of this desk (something we've never seen before) is the microphone support that extends from the side of the desk. This gives the mic a very stable base and keeps everything together when the desk needs to move. The arm can be extended or moved in an out by loosening and tightening the set screw.
This was a new home office desk. Linda wanted to build a reclaimed wood pipe desk with shelving on the side. Using reclaimed wood creates an industrial chic look that is difficult to match. However, the rough surfaces of reclaimed woods often make them difficult to work on. In order to make a smooth working surface Linda placed a piece of tempered glass over the top of the desktop.
Make a versatile kitchen island made of butch block and Kee Klamp fittings. This unit can easily be rolled into the center of your kitchen for serving and preparation. When it is not in use, it makes a great breakfast table.
Follow the work of Lehigh University students as they construct a structure that can change it's shape. Kee Klamp and pipe feature heavily in this unique university experiment.
Summer is here! Time to get outside and get active. Kee Klamp and pipe make a great foundation for all kinds of athletic structures.
Bob took a standard clothing rack idea from our kits page and made it work for him. He added an extra cross bar for additional storage, while leaving plenty of room for his shelving/drawers. Because of our modular pipe and fittings set-up, all the hang bars are completely adjustable in height.
Give your home a distinctly European look with the addition of a glass panel balcony railing. Glass panels maximize visibility and safety.
Anchor Charts are a hot item in the teaching world. When deciding on how to build their own custom charts, PVC was the obvious choice. PVC is inexpensive, durable, and safe for kids to play with.
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.
Carrot wanted to achieve a couple of things with their new desks. First they wanted the desks to look good. Having a nice looking work environment is important in any industry, but especially in the marketing industry. They were also looking for desks that would be easy to build and simple to move and store. Their search led them to Simplified Building.
After an extremely cold winter, it looks like summer has finally arrived! It's a great time to get outdoors and build something. These outdoor projects will inspire you to build something new this summer.
Bernard Tschumi wanted to design the exhibit himself, using original structures to showcase his work. To accomplish this, Bernard turned to Simplified Building and Kee Klamp fittings. Simplified Building not only provided the fittings and pipe, but also the major installation work that took place on site inside the Pompidou Center.
Building the right table for a kitchen often means doing it yourself. This is what Steven, from Pleasanton, California, did when he decided he needed a sitting table for his kitchen. He wanted a narrow island that would allow him to grab a quick meal while watching TV.
Stephen Takacs is a photographer from Columbus, Ohio with a creative mission. He wants to get people to experience the inner workings of a camera. To do this, Stephen has created a giant camera obscura that people can walk inside to get a better understanding of how a camera works.
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.
Shade Haven's primary product is a portable shade structure that can be moved around the field. The purpose of the structure is to keep cows cool, making them more productive milkers. They quote a stack of scientific opinion on their web site that demonstrates the profitability of shading your cattle from the hot summer sun.
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.
Boomerracks has invested it's attention into the youth of the St. Louis area. They do this by encouraging the use of their talents in the construction of "green", useful and fun bike rack structures.
The results are in from our best customer project of 2013 contest and we have some winners to announce. I think when it comes to projects, it's pretty clear that desks are a big winner. Building desks with Kee Klamp and pipe has been something our customers have been doing ever since we went online in 2006.
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.
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.
Myseum's Jeff Deutch has come up with an amazing way for kids to experience the science behind pendulums. His exhibit pictured here allows kids to see how different pendulum lengths released simultaneously can create an awe-inspiring visual display.
Build yourself a wisteria pergola that can withstand the weather and the wind using pipe and fittings. In this project, Peter uses Kee Klamp to create create a wisteria trellis that has industrial strength and a modern look. Be inspired by this wisteria support idea!
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.
The one problem with a wooden ramp is that the wood railings do not meet the ADA standard for handrail. ADA standards indicate that the railing must be made of round pipe so the railing can be easily gripped with the hand. Simplified Building has a great solution to this predicament.
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.
Simple Rail handrail kits are easy to order, easy to install and can be added to an existing set of stairs. Available in a wide variety of styles to suit the just about any environment, Simple Rail handrail kits create an extremely sturdy railing -- providing stability to anyone accessing your home.
We were lucky to find Kee Klamp fittings from Simplified Building. The Kee Klamps solved all types of joints needed in greenhouses, were very easy to assemble and disassemble, and provided enough structural strength and rust durability.
In this structure Kee Klamp fittings form the top and bottom connections to the main structure. Elbows were used to connect the horizontal and vertical pipes together to form the base structure for the wooden shade unit. Using an allen wrench this entire shade piece could be disconnected and packed for safe shipping across the country.
Episode Urban Kids, a trendy new clothing store for kids in California, has used our Simple Rack clothing racks as display racks for children's clothing.
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.
A DIY PVC canoe dolly that is made from our own PVC pipe and fittings. This canoe dolly easily attaches underneath your canoe and literally rolls the vessel from Point A to Point B without putting any undue strain on your body.
Kee Klamp railing fittings make modern deck railings that are both attractive and easy to install. This modern deck railing was designed and installed by a customer in Philadelphia. The system offers clean lines, an integrated look, and a strong industrial feel.
This greenhouse was constructed by a retired contractor who enjoys growing his own vegetables. Robert was looking for a way to build a structure to protect his plants and came across Kee Klamp fittings.
When Justin from Alabama wanted to add railing to his wooden boat house on Lake Martin, he turned to slip-on pipe fittings to get the job done. Justin was able to add a three-rail guardrail between each of the wooden uprights simply and quickly by using fittings.
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.
When it comes to creative business models, you've got to hand it to the guys at The Trainer's Edge. They have designed a mobile cross training gym that mounts to the roof of their company truck. This gym allows them to take the gym experience right to the parking lot or driveway of their clients.
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.
CrossFit is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds and gyms are popping up all over the country with a need for multi-person pull-up stations that are adjustable and flexible. Kee Klamp helps to accomplish the construction of these pull-up stations by providing a system that is both industrial strength and adjustable.
Retail clothing racks are a popular application for Kee Klamp fittings. We offer an entire line of kited retail clothing racks to make clothing rack design and installation simple. Universal Sole is the latest business to utilize our clothing racks to provide a complete set of garment racks for their retail store.
Kee Klamp turns up in the most unusual places. Jerry, from Colorado, used Kee Klamp fittings to construct a support system for an ultrasonic water testing device. The structure was built to cantilever out over the edge of a spillway. His design featured the ability to swing the unit over to the side so that the sensor could easily be maintained.
Simplified Building provided these retail clothing racks. The steel pipe complements the other industrial tables in the store and the shelf-rack combination allows the display unit to accomplish multiple purposes.
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.
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.
Through Art du Deplacement (Parkour) and MovNat, Urban Movement teaches people how to move. Urban Movement is located in Houston, Texas and has constructed these obstacles made from Kee Klamp fittings. These obstacles provide a context for their indoor training. The folks at Urban Movement did an amazing job combining the fittings to create a truely unique structure.