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Easy Modern Black Iron Pipe Bench / Entryway Table

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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/
 
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Step 1: Materials

Tools:
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)
Level

Lumber:
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"

Hardware:
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

Optional:
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.

pcasper8 days ago
Looks great! Any idea on the dimensions tho?
solidfunk2 months ago

Simplistic, looks super strong! Would out live us! well done!

stillonaroll4 months ago

nice!

klincecum1 year ago
Looks good. Really like the pic of it in front of the railing, they match a bit :)