Small weekend project! We added a second counter top to match our kitchen island and put up hanging shelves with black pipes.
~$140 from Home Depot minus the wood, which was left over from our islands.
All in a "black iron" finish, also available at Home Depot / Lowe's:
- 1/2" flanges--the round pieces that go into the wall
- 90 degree elbows
- 2.5" nipples--the short pieces between the flanges and elbows
- 12" nipples--the long pieces between the flanges and elbows
- 50lb drywall anchors
- Minwax wipe-on poly
- Wood: Hammarp solid beech countertop from Ikea. You can also get plain whiteboard at Home Depot.
The wood is 1" thick, and the depth is 6". The outer middle shelves are 28" long and the center ones are 37" long. The wood is cut, sanded, and coated with 3 coats of polyurethane.
Piecing everything together is pretty self-explanatory. We tried to hit studs, but it's sturdy with drywall anchors, and we don't plan on putting anything too heavy on the shelves.
Chilis, anyone? We're on the hunt for Trinidad Scorpions, if anyone has a connection. And the BEST chilis we've found are Piquins from Penzey's in Menlo Park, CA--smokey with some kick!