Strong storage units, cupboards and chests with shelves.
Free do it yourself examples to make furniture from reclaimed materials. Create extra storage space for in the house or workshop. Most of these cupboards and shelving units have an industrial design which fits in many different interiors.
Reclaimed wood and pipes for scaffolding are the main materials to make these racks and cupboards. If it is strong enough to walk on then it must be good enough to use as shelving. For that same reason we advise you not to use wood from pallets in these storage units.
Pallets are great to make lots of furniture, but the wood lacks strength. Therefore you can best use planks that are about three centimeters thick. This also provides sufficient thickness to attch the panels with self tapping screws. Otherwise you might have to recur to classic joinery methods, and that requires a bit more skills than these construction drawings.
How to make a strong support for wall shelves with scaffold pipes.
An easy and strong method to attach shelves to a wall. This is a very strong system, that is clear when you see the materials that are part of these shelf constructions. Thick galvanised tubes and clamps from scaffolds are the perfect materials to make a strong frame.
Footplates assure a strong anchorage to the wall. The rack on this picture has three levels, and they are supported against the wall with eight footplates, each with two or even four screws. That makes a total of 16 to 32 anchor points to the wall, for only three shelves. Imagine the weight that such a support can carry. Continue reading “Shelves on a frame from scaffolding tubes.”
Vestibule rail for clothes in a hallway or dressing room.
See how you can make a vestibule with industrial design. The materials are new or repurposed scaffolding tubes and clamps in combination with reclaimed planks. With these materials you will make a strong coat hanger for in the hallway, lobby or entrance of your house.
News stand rack for display of folders and magazines.
Display shelves for literature on a wall mounted rack made from scaffold tubes. Use any type of reclaimed wood to make the shelves. We have made a list with all the parts that you will need to make this furniture. However, these are just suggestions for a quick start.
Strong design for a cupboard, made with repurposed old scaffolding.
This is a very strong design to make a cupboard or chest with drawers. Its structure is firstly strong because it is made from solid wood, appoximately three centimeters thick. Furthermore the chest has a secondary frame , made from thick scaffolding tobes and tube clamps. Each of these constructions is already strong by itself. Continue reading “Cupboard with an external frame made from scaffolding pipes.”
A versatile shelving unit construction drawing, made for scaffold pipes and wooden boards. You can use these scaffold constructions for many purposes. Apart from the obvious use in warehouses and storage rooms, you can also use these shelves to make furniture for in the house.
Examples how you can use tubes to make racks for clothing. Most of the clothes racks that you can buy in stores are rather flimsy. See how simple it is to make strong frames for your wardrobe. The only materials that you will need are scaffolding tubes and tube connectors.
Use these recycling examples as starting point. Then adapt the racks to your requirements and taste. Use scaffolding boards or wood from the scrapyard to make shelves.
How can I make a cheap clothes rack and rails for the wardrobe?
A few examples how you can make racks for clothing and railings for a wardrobe. The first construction drawing is very versatile. You can alter most parts and shapes of this clothes rack. Just make sure that you fix it strongly against a wall.