D.I.Y. industrial kitchen shelves

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D.I.Y. industrial kitchen shelves

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Project Overview

Make the most of your kitchen wall space with industrial shelves. They’ll not only give you extra storage space but will also add some style and make a great design feature. 

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Measure twice, cut once

You can rub out a pencil mark but you can’t undo a cut from your saw. Whether you are working with timber, tiles, glass or any other building material, you should always double check your measurements before you cut.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Cut your laminated hardwood
2 Measure and mark for the height of the shelves
3 Paint the flanges and galvanised pipe
4 Measure and mark for the flanges
5 Drill the holes for the flanges
6 Insert the hollow wall anchors
7 Attach the flanges
8 Sand and oil the shelf
9 Put the shelf in place
  • Step 1. Cut your laminated hardwood

    You can make the shelf whatever size you like to fit the space you have. To make this job easier, we had our laminated benchtop hardwood cut to size at our local Bunnings.

  • Step 2. Measure and mark for the height of the shelves

    Use the tape measure, pencil and spirit level to measure the height for the shelves. Mark two spots on the wall at the same height and use the spirit level to draw a straight line to join them.

  • Step 3. Paint the flanges and galvanised pipe

    We’ve spray painted our pipes black to create the popular industrial look but you can leave them natural or make them any colour you like. 

  • Step 4. Measure and mark for the flanges

    Once you have a level line, make marks for the support brackets, which should be equal distance apart. Ours are made of galvanised pipe. Hold the flanges on the galvanised pipes over the marks on the wall. With a pencil, mark where you need to drill the holes. 

  • Step 5. Drill the holes for the flanges

    Put on the dust mask and safety glasses. Use the cordless drill and the 9mm drill bit to make the holes in the wall for the flanges. We’re drilling two holes for each flange, one at the top and one at the bottom. 

  • Step 6. Insert the hollow wall anchors

    Because there are no studs behind the wall, we’re using hollow wall anchors to hold the shelf supports in place. Use the hollow wall anchor setting tool to insert the hollow wall anchors into the holes you’ve drilled in the wall. Remove the screws from the anchors. 

  • Step 7. Attach the flanges

    Line-up the flanges with the wall anchors. Use the cordless drill to re-screw the screws into the wall anchors. Repeat this for the other flanges. Screw the end caps onto the galvanised pipes. Check with a spirit level that the shelf supports are level. 

  • Step 8. Sand and oil the shelf

    Put on your safety glasses, dust mask and earmuffs. You can leave the timber as it is, but we’re going to give ours a light sanding. Wipe away any dust and apply a clear timber oil to it. The oil not only gives the shelf a great finish but also helps to protect it.

  • Step 9. Put the shelf in place

    Once the oil on the shelf has dried, place it on top of the galvanised pipes. Now it’s time to put some of your favourite cook books, potted herbs or whatever takes your fancy on top of your trendy industrial style shelf.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • 9mm drill bit
  • Dust mask
  • Earmuffs or earplugs
  • Hollow wall anchor setting tool
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses with side shields
  • Spirit level

Materials

  • 250mm galvanised pipes x 3
  • Galvanised flanges x 3
  • Brass end caps x 3
  • Laminated hardwood
  • 7mm or 14mm hollow wall anchors x 6
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • 60mm screws
  • Spray paint
  • Stain

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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