Pipe Shelves Built from Reclaimed Bookshelves
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. These shelves look like they are floating on the shelves, supported underneath using a bored out flange. The pipe goes straight through all of these shelves making for very clean vertical lines.
Ian from Montana, built this set of bookshelves and this is what he had to say about his project:
I had an post-college bookshelf of wood boards on decorative garden cinder blocks for a couple of decades. Boards had been stained burgundy, leading edge chamfered, and polyurethaned. I moved recently, and decided to rebuild the bookcase above a set of cabinets. Used 1" black pipe and Kee Klamp flanges. Boards/shelves were recycled (planed, sanded, recut, drilled for center pipe/pillars, re-chamfered, and polycryliced).
As you can see, Ian ended up with an outstanding finished product. Several shelves were cut in half to give the whole unit more visual interest. Using this technique, he was able to custom fit a shelf into a specific area without the difficulty or expense of custom carpentry.
Kee Klamp and pipe can be used to build shelves of many different shapes and sizes. Checkout this post which contains 10 DIY pipe shelf projects. If you need assistance designing a pipe shelf with Kee Klamp, give our projects team a call and we'll be happy to assist.