The Industrial, Farmhouse and Rustic Styles are in! Do you need custom shelving for your space, aspire to creating a unique DIY design or do you prefer a species of wood and or finish that you suite your style but can not be found?
Pipe furniture is a style and trend you probably have seen on Pinterest, Apartment Therapy or around the corner at your closest hipster cafe or bar:) It primarily consists of DIY designs such as open wall shelving and accent tables, using traditional plumbing pipes and fittings. Although traditional plumbing pipes and fittings have a rustic and timeless industrial feel, are there no alternative solutions designed specifically for DIY furniture projects that do not come with the headache of using materials for furniture design that are meant for plumbing?!
I am glad you asked and to answer your question....there is! After 2 years of successfully creating our own designs using our New Age pipes and fittings, Furniture Pipeline would like to provide our furniture grade pipes and fittings to all the DIY'ers, talented, handy and artistic individuals!
Read more below to learn about the advantages of New Age pipes and fittings and for a complete list of pipes and fittings (available soon)!
Traditional plumbing pipes are threaded
- Problem: Threaded pipes can provide an effective seal for transporting liquids, gases, steam, and hydraulic fluid. They work so that pipes can be twisted into fittings and create an effective seal. However, what a lot of non-plumbers don’t consider is that because pipes and fittings were never designed to create a complete closed circuit, it’s very difficult to build with them. Try tightening one side and you would be loosening the opposite side!
- Problem: What you will find (If this is your first pipe furniture project), threading your traditional pipes and fittings can be extremely difficult, as it is made to prevent gas or water leakage (in addition to the oil and grime that cover the traditional plumbing pipes and fittings). If you fail to thread fully, your initial design potentially won’t match up, won’t be level, or worse………..it just doesn’t function as planned and or is aesthetically displeasing!
Solution: At Furniture Pipeline, we found a way around that. While our pipes have threads for show, they actually slip into the fitting which has a pre-installed set screw that can then be securely tightened with an Allen wrench (provided by Furniture pipeline). In addition, with our New Age slip through "Cross" and "Tee" fittings, you’re able to slip a pipe straight through the fitting and then tighten the set screws where you want the fitting to land on the pipe. That gives you superb design flexibility without having to cut pipes to specific dimensions! Talk about making a DIY project A LOT easier!
Plumbing pipes and fittings are heavy
- Problem: Iron and steel pipes are not light. They were designed to last for years underground and behind walls, not to create the framework of household furniture and or wall shelving. Mounting a potentially heavy iron shelf means that you have to find studs and make sure that your screws are properly secured.
Solution: New Age pipes and fittings are comprised of aircraft-grade aluminum, which means they are resistant to corrosion, lightweight, malleable and strong, perfect for DIY furniture project!
Store-bought pipes have limited finishes
- Problem: Traditional plumbing pipes and fittings are limited to 2 colors and finishes. A rough finish with a grey/galvanized and black coloring.
Solution: Furniture Pipeline supplies you with aged grey, black and bronze anodized (not painted) pipes! Besides our aged rustic and industrial pipe color and finish variations, our available options for our flash plated and textured fittings are hammered bronze, black and brushed brass!
This coming January 2019, Furniture Pipeline will kick off the new year by introducing our New Age pipes an fittings to exclusive retailers! We are so excited to be a part of your artistic journey!
The corner stone of Furniture Pipeline is giving back by planting 7 trees for every furniture design sold on our customers behalf in Madagascar, Haiti and Nepal (#plantedseven) !
For our new DIY parts, Furniture Pipeline commits to planting 7 trees on your behalf for every New Age Pipe & Fitting furniture or shelving design YOU create and share with #myfpdesign !
A large part of the satisfaction of DIY projects comes from completion. After hours (or days/weeks) of work, you take a step back and this warm fuzzy feeling comes over you as you look at your completed design! By joining our community and using Furniture Pipeline parts for your DIY projects, you will not only know the satisfaction of a job well done but you will know that you took a part in making the world a better place in combating deforestation 7 trees and 1 DIY design at a time!
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New Age Pipes & Fittings
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated 90° ELBOW-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated 45° ELBOW-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Table/Wall Flange-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Coupling-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Cap-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Slip Through Cross-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Caster Wheel & Adapter 360° swivel Rubber with breaks -Aged/Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Side Outlet Tee-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated Slip Through & Standard Tee-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Fitting Flash Plated 90° Tee-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Flash Plated S-Hooks-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Anodized Nipple Pipe 1.40" (0" Exposed)-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum
- New Age Pipe Furniture DIY Anodized Pipe 1-12 Inches-Aged/Distressed Metal Aluminum