Make an Industrial-Style Pipe Bench

Even beginning DIYers can create this rustic bench using only a wood board and black galvanized pipes. Dan Faires shows you how.

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Dan makes a rustic industrial-style bench without using major power tools.
Industrial Pipe Bench

Industrial Pipe Bench

Make an industrial-style bench using only two materials - galvanized pipes and a wood board.

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Materials and Tools:

  • 2x12" board cut down to 6'
  • tape measure
  • circular saw
  • goggles
  • carpenter's square
  • paintbrush
  • drill with 1" screws
  • palm sander with 220-grit paper
  • dark walnut stain
  • polyurethane
  • 16 10" pre-threaded black galvanized pipes
  • 8 pre-threaded black galvanized pipe elbows
  • 4 pre-threaded black galvanized pipe T-joints
  • 4 metal end caps
  • 8 pipe straps


Measure and cut the board to 6 feet. Draw a straight line across the board using a carpenter's square.

Industrial Pipe Bench

Industrial Pipe Bench

Make an industrial-style bench using only two materials - galvanized pipes and a wood board.

Sand all sides of the board using 220-grit sandpaper, and round the corners for a finished look. Apply dark walnut stain with a paintbrush to enhance the grain and wipe excess stain with a clean rag. Allow time to dry. Apply polyurethane, and allow time to dry.

Connect two 10-inch pipes to the T-joint and three 10-inch pipes to another T-joint. Add an elbow joint at each end, and connect both pieces together with two 10-inch pipes. Add metal caps to the last two ends, and repeat for the second set of legs.

Attach legs to the bottom of the bench using pipe straps, a drill and 1-inch screws. Flip over, and enjoy.

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