How to make an outdoor shelf
Create a handy storage unit for your garden or home with a striking combination of wood and metal.
QUICK PROJECT GUIDE
Hard labour 3/10
Skill level 4/10
Time needed 3 hours
You will need:
• Assorted galvanised pipe fittings: 4 x end caps, 4 x elbows, 6 x 300mm stand pipes (threaded on both ends)
• 4 x 6mm Rawlbolts
• Planks of your chosen width and length
• Wood filler
• Drill and concrete drill bit
• 3mm + 6mm drill bits
• Spirit level
• 10mm socket (to fix Rawlbolts)
• Measuring tape
Here’s how to do it
Step 1 – Marking the caps
Using a sharp pencil, mark the centre of the caps
Step 2 – Drill through the caps
Drill the end caps by securing it in a vice and begin with a 3mm drill bit then change to the 6mm drill bit.
Step 3 – Measure and level
Using a spirit level, mark the wall where the top two end caps will be and drill holes for the Rawlbolts.
Step 4 – Secure the caps to the wall
Secure the end caps to the wall with the Rawlbolts. Make two shelf supports by joining three stand pipes with two elbows in-between. Turn the top pipe of each support into an end cap.
Step 5 – Install the pipes
Mark the bottom two caps and drill and fix them with Rawlbolts as for the top end caps, but leave them a little bit loose as you will need a bit of leeway when you turn the end cap into the bottom pipe.
Step 6 – Final touches
Now install the shelves.
*Referenced from Gallo Images / Home Magazine