Lower Rail Plumbing Pipe Fitting Single Shelf is an industrial looking shelf made from plumbing pipe. Vintage style plumbing components finished in a range of colour options from standard galvanised plumbing pipe, black steel pipe, or a flat black painted finish. Designed to withstand a reasonable weight. The Lower Rail Plumbing Pipe Fitting Single Shelf is designed for many uses, from hanging cups and kitchen utensils to your towels in your bathroom.
This shelf has a range of different lengths to best match your needs, turning your everyday wall or storage space into a main feature of the room. This fitting built by hand. It is available is different lengths, ranging from 500 to 1000 mm (1000mm pictured).
Shelf unit contains:
- 4 X Wall flanges in Galvanised or Black steel
- 2 X Plumbing pipe Tees in Galvanised or Black steel
- 6 X Plumbing pipe Hex nipples in Galvanised or Black steel
- 2 X Pipe fitting Elbows in Galvanised or Black steel
- 1 X threaded pipe length in Galvanised or Black steel
Standard shelf shown here is a hardware store supplied pine at 185mm width and 19mm thickness. This is fine for most weights at a span of 1200mm or less but bear in mind a wider span will bow with too much weight and a center support will need to be included.
The timber shelf is not supplied as part of this kit. The timber in the photo has been stained with a Feast & Watson Oak stain for reference. Screws are provided for timber, plaster and brick. The surface it is being attached to and the screws that are being used, will determine the weight load of the shelf itself. On a plasterboard it will withstand around 7 kg’s and for wood and masonry, it will hold to about 15 kgs.
This shelf is suitable for every building and any setting. A perfect bookshelf, beverage stand for an overheard bar feature or simply a place to hold your keys. Whatever it’s function in your space, this will catch the attention of every passer by and create a modern and classy environment.
This shelf can be made with a number of pipe finishes. From a standard galvanised finish with plain wall flanges to decorative wall flanges in raw steel. These can also be ordered with a flat black painted finish.
Each piece of furniture we create starts with individual components that are then soaked in solvent to remove all machine oil contaminant from the external surface and internal cavity. This oil is dirty and can weep from fittings if not eliminated. Galvanised steel is scrubbed with Scotch Brite to make the surface clean and free of most galvanising lumps machine scratches. Raw steel parts are cleaned off using solvent and when assembled we give the surface a coat of thinned linseed oil to stop rusting and provide a smooth appearance. From time to time you should re apply Linseed oil thinned with turpentine to keep the surface clean and with it’s original luster.
We assemble using large vices and forged wrenches to ensure that the pipe’s tapered thread wont come undone.
Pipe surface and care
Both galvanised pipe and Flat Black painted pipe will remain rust free for may years. Raw steel components are protected from rusting with a light coating of Linseed oil that, when dry provides a carbon black lustre. This can be re-applied to keep in good condition.
Pipe Furniture is committed to creating innovative industrial furniture. Products that catch the eye of customers and the public. When using plumbing pipe for our products, the methods we incorporate into designing, assembling and producing allows us to create unique and desirable furniture for a diverse range of customers. Implementing Pipe Furniture’s range into your home, bar, cafe or restaurant creates the perfect modern industrial or steampunk theme.