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The pipe and connectors are from Simplified Building, a really awesome DIY product operated by passionate folks. Their projects blog is a combination of their ideas and projects others have created, from shelves to kids beds to workout structures. Their customer support is great to chat about project ideas and issues with your order, both of which I had. It's a 5-star company.
Wood was from Home Depot, 1.75" thick for the desk top and 3/4" thick for the shelves.
It looks great but glitter isn't for the faint-hearted. It took 4 coats of metallic spray paint, 4 coats of glitter spray paint, 1 coat of clear glitter protector spray paint, and 2 layers of triple thick polyurethane. I swear I spent a week painting and getting glitter everywhere. Glitter spray paint is also twice as expensive and covers half as much as regular spray paint.
Drafting chair extension pipe. You can use your existing chair and put an extension on it.