DIY- Reclaimed Wood Industrial Pipe TV Stand
Reclaimed Wood and Industrial Pipe TV Stand
I finally had the chance this past year to build the TV stand I had been wanting for a while after I got the idea from Pinterest. This is probably my favorite project I did last year!!🔨(thanks to the help of my dad!)
I decided on the size of my stand by measuring the space I was planning on putting it in. One thing I forgot about when making the stand was to include the thickness of the top piece of wood(2½"). I actually had my dad re-cut and re-thread the top pipe to make it shorter so my stand would sit at 28" tall.
For the base of the stand:
12- ¾" x 4" nipples
8- ¾" black threaded tees
2- ¾" black threaded unions
8- ¾" threaded floor flanges
4- ¾" black pipe (we cut 4 at 14" for the height)
2- ¾" black pipe (we cut 2 at 41 ½" for the length)
*Depending on the size of your stand you can change the sizes to fit your need.
For the DVD middle shelf:
2- ¾" threaded elbows
2- ¾" threaded floor flanges
2- ¾" threaded caps
2- ¾" x 5" nipples
2- ¾" x 11" nipples
I found that the supplies were much cheaper when I ordered them online from SupplyHouse, but you can get them at your local hardware store as well.
To paint the pipes I used Rust-Oleum Black Flat Spray Paint. Before I spray painted the pipes I made sure to clean the oil and grease off of the pipes so the paint would stick. To do this I used 1 part vinegar mixed with 2 parts hot water in a spray bottle. I sprayed the mixture on the pipes and let it sit for about 5 minutes before wiping it off. The grease was instantly gone, I didn't have to scrub it off at all!!
For the wood, I found it on Facebook from someone local selling it. The top piece of wood actually came from the old Larkin Building here in Buffalo, and was used during WWII as the ramp for the Jeeps to drive up onto so they could be stored in the building.
I didn't want to lose too much character in the wood, so I lightly sanded it to smooth a few rough parts over, and I sealed it with Minwax Paste Finishing Wax. It gives it a nice finish, while keeping the same natural look of the wood.
I can't wait to see what new projects 2018 will bring. I already have a ton ideas that I will be sharing this year!