I love the industrial look, pieces created with weathered wood and iron pipe. I have seen tables, shelves and entertainment centers made of plumbing pipe and wood and just love how it looks and how functional it is. I wanted to create a piece with an industrial look and chose to start small. I made an industrial wood plank tray out of a few pieces of scrap wood and some pipe. It was pretty straight forward and now I want to create more pieces!
Here is what I used:
- 2 1×6 boards 22 inches long
- 2 1×4 boards 11 inches long
- Wood Glue
- Drill and bits
- Pipe (take a look at the picture to see exactly what I used)
I stared by cutting and sanding my boards then staining them with a saddle colors that matches the woodwork in most of my home.
Once all the pieces were stained and dry I glued and clamped them together. I let the glue set then added 2 screws to each short board on top for extra security. These screws are hidden beneath the handles. Before adding the handles I sealed the wood with polyurethane.
I picked up the pipe for the handles at Home Depot and just played around with what was there until I found a shape I liked. I chose a black steel finish, the pieces were very greasy and shiny when I got them home. I washed them in mineral spirits then soap and water which removed the grease and gave them a more rustic finish.
To assemble the handles I made sure to screw each piece together an equal amount of times, that way each handle ended up being the same length and height.
I am using this tray on my ottoman in my living room. It’s big enough for a few drinks and a snack and will work great for parties.
Have you made anything with pipe? Tell me about your project.
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