Jon has been so accommodating about helping implement my nonsense ideas. This one started like this:
We needed: 11 galvanized steel flanges (they don't appear to come in copper)
11 flange attachments
4x 5' copper 1/2" pipe
Boards for shelves: we bought a 12' long board and I asked the guy to cut them into 4 4' lengths for me and he did. He acted all put out about it but I could tell he was kidding and I asked him if its kind of fun when someone asks him to use the big saw and he said yes.
copper spray paint (Found at ACE, they didn't have it at our Homedepot)
I had to buy a pipe cutter, It was recommended that I buy the bigger one and Im glad I did.
5 L brackets (make sure its the same size on both openings!)
5 T brackets
Anchors and screws
Here are your plans:
Jon did all the pipe cutting for me because he is my hero
BUT I did the assembling!
So, basically cut them to appropriate lengths and then use gorilla glue (follow the package directions, you'll need a wet rag)
and if you lay them flat to dry after you assemble and pay close attention to where the attachments are it should be plumb.
The Flanges need a connector (I don't know what they are called but one end is threaded and will screw into the galvanized steel flanges.)
So, how did I make the flanges match? I'm glad you asked!
That copper spray paint has changed my life, by the way! You can spray it on EVERYTHING!
Gotta stain some boards
Once everything was dry and set, we went to work installing.
by me I mostly mean Jon.
Anchors for EVERY screw, and that's a lot of anchoring.
The cool thing about these adapters is that they can screw or un-screw to make it more flush against the wall and match the other ones.
I suspect Jon doubted my methods but he didn't let on. He seemed relieved that it was level though!
So, we ended up with this:
and now that is my favorite corner of the house, and it looks like THIS!
Beautiful Rainbow trout art from
(Jon's sister and a very talented artist! Go see what she has for sale!)
Bar stools and Pots and pans from Kohls
Vintage Pyrex is MINE and YOU CANT HAVE IT hahahaha
Rug from AtHome
I can't think of anything else in this Pic anyone might want to find lol.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you have lots of luck if you try to work with Copper pipe it was easier than I thought. The whole project was about $200 total and we have enough pipe left over we are going to make a little paper towel holder, I'll show you later!
Comment and link if you try this project!