How to Create Shelving With Window Shutters

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
By: Jodi Kahn
shelving made from shutters

Shutters Made Into Shelving

This flea market flip was created by HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by Karin Olsen

Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by Karin Olsen

What You Need:

  • pipes
  • pipes caps
  • flanges
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • drill
  • #8 x 1-inch screws

Step 1

Paint all sides of the wood shutters, and let dry.

Step 2

Have a home improvement store cut 1/2-inch black plumbing pipe into four 2-inch-long pieces and sixteen 16-inch-long pieces. Also have them thread both ends of each piece of pipe for you. The 2-inch-long pieces will serve as the legs; the 16-inch-long pieces will be the poles between the shelves.

Step 3

Screw a pipe cap onto one end of each 2-inch-long piece of pipe. Screw the other end of each pipe to a metal flange. Screw each end of the 16-inch-long pieces of pipe to the flanges as well.

Step 4

Using a drill and #8 x 1-inch screws, screw the flanges that are attached to the short pieces of pipe to the corners of each shutter for the legs.

Step 5

Next attach four pipes to the top of the shutter by screwing the flanges to the wood as described above. Repeat until you have four shelves, plus one shutter at the very top.

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