Step 3: Pipe Flange

The pipe flange is bolted through the ply-wood and 4"x2". Keep in mind the size of the flanges when you do your measuring to insure that you base (and other shelvs) are the size you want, because of the way I put the flanges I lost a bit of space on the bottom shelf and their positioning affects the size you can make the top and middle shelves.

since I used pre-cut ply-wood it was square enough if you cut your own make sure the wood is square and that the flanges end up square too.
I have built a king size bunk bed out of fittings from the following companies: <br>www.keyclamp.com &amp; www.alvinindustrial.com. Fittings are the same, just from two different manufactures and can be used interchangeably. Schedule 40 or 80 steel pipe can be used with these fittings. This bunk bed was not cheap to build and we tested the top bunk with a static load of 2000lbs. A twin or regular bed would be much cheaper to build.
This may be a dumb question but I have to ask what is the diff between a 4x2 and a 2x4?
like the idea and i will use the desk idea with an old door as the table top....(i have seen similar...........even thought i only saw the leg!) is the pic of the fan also in black & white? i like good black & white.......it is easier for me to see detail thank you
The pic of the fan is in black and white. The table (rather desk) is not an old door - it was made using 2x4s and chip board.
Nice shelves, and fantastic pictures. The black and white is a nice touch.
Kee Klamps rock. As you will find from the manufacturer's site, they are astonishingly strong when properly applied. Just take a deep breath and hold onto something before you read the price list. Another pricey but hard-to-beat structural system is Unistrut, which is based on steel channels with the edges curled over to hold a special grooved nut. There are hundreds of items in the catalog, and you could just about build a house out of it if you were rich enough and wanted to flaunt your geekdom.
Kee Klamps are spendy but as far as my experience - worth it. My uncle likes Unistrut and it's (from what I've seen) not that expensive and you can get (not nearly all of the fittings though) it at your local Home Depot or other hardware store (Unistrut is a brand so it may be under a different name). My uncle has a friend who built a full on stage using Unistrut. We have used it as a light mount, garage door mount, and a few other things, really neat stuff.
OMG you name your computers too?? I thought I was the only one.
Well you have to give them a host name and things like win-svr-01 or nix-svr-01 just seem so cold and thoughtless. Plus it's fun to see people's reactions when you talk about them, my uncle and I will be talking and I'll say "just copy them over to Lucy" which he knows is my the FTP server... you get some strange looks. Good times.
Nice work :) I really like the B&W photos :D

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