It doesn't take too much to create your own cool shelves with metal. Copper is inexpensive when used carefully and this easy copper wire shelf uses less than 3 feet of wire and a small oak board.
Using copper pipes is really easy, just get yourself a cheap hacksaw or heavy wire cutters to cut the wire.
In the plumbing aisle there is a wealth of parts to use, including pvc, steel and copper. Most of these are really easy to cut with a hacksaw.
Step 1: How to Make Metal Shelving
Here is just one example of a simple DIY Copper Shelf
- 6 feet of 6 gauge copper wire - enough to make two shelves (~ $1.50 foot)
- 10" x 6" x 3/4" oak board
- 1/4" crown stapler or bent nails, or hot glue
With the 6 gauge wire, create a form from something else, or shape it to be a shelf with your hands. Just place the oak board on the metal and either hot glue it or nail the wire to the board. Simply hang the shelf on a nail or screw from the wall.
A couple of shelves like this will easily hold a few light-weight objects and should cost you about $6 - $8 per shelf.
Step 2: See Video for More Metal Shelf Ideas
We have a lot more metal shelf ideas ready for you on our video.