How to build your own industrial bakers rack
If you are a regular here, you may recall a few years back I purchased a traditional ladder shelf that I made over with Kilz hide all. It was a great project.
Although, I still liked it, I wanted something a little more unique. When I started pricing out what industrial bakers racks cost I was blown away. There was no way I was paying that kind of money for them. One day I happened to be on pinterest and I pinned this very cool industrial type shelf that I thought would go perfectly in our kitchen.
I believe it came from Restoration Hardware. Which is one of my favorite places. However, again, way out of the price range. I showed my husband, and he of course reluctantly just shrugged his shoulders. I told him, he could make it himself.
Then one fine day, I cooked him a really nice dinner and was super duper nice to him and then I readdressed the shelf again that evening.
Women have some secret powers I think over men. It worked like a charm, and on his next day off we went over to Lowe’s hardware and picked up our supplies.
The size we chose to make was perfect for the space. We do not have that much wall space in our kitchen- dining area. The cool thing about the size, that we like, is that it looks like an old emergency escape ladder on the side of a brick building in NYC. That is what came to my mind anyhow.
What you need:
quantity: 2 – 18″ pipes
quantity: 10 – 12″ pipes
quantity: 10- T-fittings
quantity: 14- 10″ pipes
quantity: 2- 90 degree elbows
and 2 large boards of plywood.
Pretty simple to put together. As you can see from the pictures down below. Everything just gets screwed in accordingly, and then you lean it on the wall, anchor it, and screw into place.
Cut your plywood to size and simply place on top in between the pipes. Remember, you can custom make this to size your ideal space.
With the left over plywood I made this LOVE sign for the mantel. I have a few more upcoming projects to share that I made with the scraps. I really enjoy making signs now and I told my husband I should sell these. His response was, you won’t like making them anymore if you go that route lol!
I didn’t even have to do a thing to the wood. We found large pieces of beat up looking rustic plywood at Lowe’s for around $5.00 a board and all my husband had to do is measure it to size and cut it using a circular saw.
This is the same wood I recently used for my LOVE sign.
Perfect compliment to the pulley light.
Recently, when I shared our Winter kitchen, I did not show you this side:)
In my recent journey’s I found this neat old vintage apple peeler. I shared it on my facebook page and some of my friends there said they have one too and use it all the time.
I love this new shelf!
Thanks so much for stopping over today. If you are new here, WELCOME!
Here is a new line at Walmart, and guess how much? Under $200.00~
WOW, wish they would have had this when I was looking
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