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. Inspired by this wall mounted shelf and this floating shelf project, she combined the two ideas into a concept of here own. You can see from the picture above that they have 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.
Rachel began by creating a simple plan of how the shelves should be arranged. By boring the shelves through, a single pipe could be placed in the corner to accommodate the shelves converging in the corner. In additional to the two shelves in the corner, a third stand-alone shelf would finish off the space on an adjoining wall.
The construction of the shelf is pretty straight forward, but there are a couple of details to keep in mind.
The first thing to understand is that it is vitally important that all the shelves are properly lined up when the hole for the pipe is made. If the hole is even slightly off-center, you can run into some catastrophic problems. See my detailed instructions on this project for a full run down on how to properly bore out your shelves.
Once the shelves are bored out, feed the pipes into the shelves, being sure to add the L61 fittings in between each shelf. The L61fittings are already bored out, so the pipe will pass straight through.
The wall and floor attachments are simple. The shelf is attached to the wall with L61flanges. The top is capped with either a L20 side outlet elbows or a L15 standard elbows and a small piece of pipe. A L10 tee is used at the bottom to attach the bottom of the shelf to the wall.
Once the structure is together and attached to the wall, raise the shelves into place one by one, attaching the shelf to the supporting L61 fittings as you go.
The result was phenomenal and shows just how creative people can get with Kee Lite aluminum pipe fittings! The shelf is both very functional and adds a strong visual element to the new office.
If you need help designing a shelf for your office or home, reach out to projects team. Most design assistance is free, and we can help you understand which fittings will work best for your project.