A while ago I came across a post on a Swedish design blog. (I was looking for design ideas really.) And I came across this simple little book shelf this couple had built using reclaimed wood and off the shelf gas pipe. I’ve seen similar things built on the web but nothing exactly like I wanted so I thought I would take that idea and modify it for my living room entertainment shelf. I designed this in google sketchup. It’s 16 feet long by 7x 14 deep.
That’s a damn long shelf. But I needed it to create a focal point in the room.
Everything you see was just bought off the shelf at the Home Depot. Working out in my new shop, I started by building everything in two eight foot sections so I could move it into the house without a problem. I brought the eight foot sections in from the shop and joined them in my living room. I attached support braces to the studs on the wall and supported the front with the pipe sections as I went.
I then joined the top portions and stacked it on top of the bottom and attached them together from the bottom.
I then drilled holes through the top and bottom and stuck my pipe through. (I know what you’re thinking.)
The next thing on my list is recovering the fugly fireplace. Stay tuned.