I started this project because I wanted an affordable bench/entryway table for my front door and didn't like anything I found in stores in my price range.  It's so easy to make and the materials are pretty affordable, too!

Heavily inspired by the tutorials at http://homemade-modern.com/

Step 1: Materials

Power drill (or just a hand screwdriver if the wood's soft and/or you're a boss)
Staining pad (if you decide to stain the wood)

1 - 2" x 12" x whatever length you need.  Most hardware stores will custom cut the lumber for you.  I bought a whitewood softwood board and had it cut to 45"

8 - 1/2" Black iron floor flange**
4 - 1/2" Black iron tee fitting
8 - 1/2" Black iron 12" nipple
2 - 1/2" Black iron 5 1/2" nipple

16 - black wood screws

Wood stain of your choosing (I used Minwax in mahogany)
Polyurethane or lacquer of your choosing
Felt pads to protect wood floors

**According to Home Depot's website, they stock black iron floor flanges.  I bought all my materials at Lowe's and was told floor flanges only exist in galvanized iron so I spray painted the silver to black.

<p>Nice 'ible! I took your ideas and mod'd for my needs. Made a sofa table, a bench for the end of the bed, and a footstool for my reading chair. Also made the reading lamp you see here.</p><p>Marla S7, TSP (available at most home improvement stores) works very well at getting the gook off the pipe, but make sure you clean up the sink quickly because it'll drop out and leave a mess.</p>
<p>what did you use to clean the pipe</p>
<p>What a simple and fantastic idea! With a bit of ingenuity you can make tables and other such like stuff to fit just about anywhere, thank you for getting my mind racing - oh well looks like a house of &quot;black pipes&quot; coming up! </p>
Looks great! Any idea on the dimensions tho?
<p>Simplistic, looks super strong! Would out live us! well done!</p>
Looks good. Really like the pic of it in front of the railing, they match a bit :)

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Bio: My crafty background began at my seamstress mom's side then spilled into the garage and my dad's tools and scrapwood. These days when ... More »
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