Industrial décor relishes the fact that hard-working, functional pieces don’t have to be relegated to the inner guts of a place; instead, those components, exposed for all the world to see, ARE the style. This includes exposed pipes and ductwork as well as the hard-working “bones” of furniture.
For a design that’s a bit closer to the traditional bookcase, take a look at the tutorial provided on . To build a bookcase similar to those featured here you’ll need five lumber boards, wood stain, . Check out the detailed list and get to work.
Going along with the exposed functional aspects of industrial décor is the emphasis on utilitarian objects within the design itself. These sliding metal legs, for example, reflect drafting tables and scientific apparatuses of old.
Because the style itself began in the large, cavernous spaces inherent in warehouses and packing plants, replicating industrial style into your own home will require a similar feel. An open floor plan is the optimal layout for an industrial style foundation. You can achieve this feeling, even in small spaces, by editing the number of pieces in the space, keeping windows bare, and simplifying the space’s overall aesthetic.
Another pipe bookcase design can be found on . You can customize it in a lot of interesting ways. Feel free to adjust the dimensions and to add your own twist to the design by using stain or paint in the color of your choice.
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