A note before we begin: there are two main types of non-plastic plumbing pipe: galvanized pipes and black pipes. Either one of these will work for the DIY plumbing pipe projects listed here; it depends on the look (and price) you’re after.
1. Clothes Rack
Make it easy for your young daughter or son choose their clothes in the mornings by making this clothes rack out of plumbing pipe and wood! This DIY pipe project would also be a great clothes storage solution for a fun dress-up center.
2. Sliding Barn Door Hardware
Sliding barn door hardware can be pretty pricey, which makes this DIY pipe project all the more awesome. For only $40, you can DIY your own sliding barn door hardware using a plumbing pipe and a couple other items.
3. Nightstand Legs
Got a slab of wood laying around just waiting to turned into nightstands, a coffee table, or a bench? Turn a couple of pipes, along with a floor flange for each pipe, into cool table legs. Wrap them with jute twine and add paint for a fun paint-dipped look.
4. Mudroom Locker System
Set up an industrial looking mudroom locker system with plumbing pipes and a couple of metal lockers. This DIY pipe project is great for kids and their heavy backpacks!
5. Industrial Side Table
Need an extra side table? You can build a really cool industrial side table with butcher block and plumbing pipes.
6. Coffee Table
This is a truly beautiful coffee table made with spray-painted plumbing pipes and a custom wood top from a local wood worker.
7. Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods
The industrial look is hugely popular these days, so there are industrial pipe curtain rods being sold in stores for high prices, but you can easily make your own!
8. Industrial Shelves
Have an empty wall staring at you in the face? Fill it up and add more storage to your home by building industrial shelves with plumbing pipes. If your empty wall space is a tad bit smaller, this DIY plumbing pipe shelves project might work better for you.
9. Floor Lamp
Brighten a spot in your home with this industrial floor lamp made of plumbing pipes! You can find everything you need in a home improvement store and this unique lamp will cost you only $180 in materials.
10. Console Table
Need a narrow console table for your entryway or your sofa? This DIY black pipe console table might be the solution you’re looking for. This table is topped with a salvaged piece of wood from a family member’s barn. Gotta love a DIY project that has some family history in it!
11. Laundry Room Hanging Rod
If you have a weird spot in your laundry room that you want to hang up a hanging rod and you need something that’s custom-fitted to your space, plumbing pipes will do the trick! I did this project a few years ago and we still love our clothes hanging rod.
12. Firewood Holder
Here’s a really stylish way to hold all of your firewood during the winter! Build your own firewood holder with a couple of wood pieces and plumbing pipes and make it portable with casters.
13. Outdoor Table With Casters
Outfit your patio with this industrial-style outdoor table with casters. It’s the perfect size for six people, but if you want a smaller or bigger table, you can easily modify the plans to create the perfect table for yourself.
14. Bar Cart
Bar carts are already inherently cool, but you can build an even cooler one with plumbing pipes! This DIY pipe bar cart looks great outside, but it would work just as well in any space in your home. Add casters to make it mobile for the perfect bar cart.
15. Canopy Bed
Yes, you can build your own canopy bed with plumbing pipes! This is a big project for the serious DIYer but the results are spectacular. Add billowing curtains for the full canopy bed effect!
Isn’t it amazing to see what you can build with a couple of plumbing pipes and hardware, along with some creativity and cleverness? What other DIY plumbing pipe projects have you been inspired by?
PVC pipes are just as versatile as metal plumbing pipe, but at a much lower price. Check out 10 Classy PVC Projects for even more DIY plumbing pipe project ideas!
Title and featured image via Better Homes and Gardens.
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.