Plumbing Pipe Fitting ‘S’ Shelf is an industrial looking shelf made from plumbing pipe. Vintage style plumbing components finished in a range of colour options from standard galvanised pipe, raw steel or a flat black painted finish. The ‘S’ design isn’t only made for a lightweight and slim look, but is also designed to withstand a some weight. This is possible due to the placement of the wall mounts being in opposing corners, creating a larger mounting surface area.
Standard shelf shown here is a hardware store supplied 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
The timber shelf is not supplied as part of this kit. 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 and coat. 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.