Hi guys! I’m teaming up with these great gals again for another awesome West Elm knock off! With organization as this month’s theme for our West Elm Knock Off Series, it seemed like a no brainer to create some storage and organization with an entryway organizer. I wanted something stylish yet functional. This wood and pipe entryway stand caught my eye and with a price tag of $499 I was sure I could do better!
While this wasn’t the thriftiest project I’ve ever done, it was well worth it to DIY this entryway organizer. We saved just over $300 by making it ourselves and the best part was we were able to customize the dimensions to fit our entryway perfectly. At the end it’s a few inches shorter than the original but perfect size for my entry.
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(2) 36 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(2) 48 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(2) 10 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(2) 5 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(2) 3 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(4) 2 in. long 1/2 in. galvanized threaded steel pipe
(6) 1/2 in. galvanized steel pipe tees
(6) 1/2 in. galvanized steel pipe flanges
(4) 1/2 in. galvanized steel pipe caps
(2) 1/2 in. galvanized steel pipe 90 degree elbows
(3) 2 in. x 6 in. wood planks cut to 41 in.
(3) 2 in. x 6 in. wood planks cut to 36 in.
(1) 1 in. x 4 in. wood plank cut to 40 in.
(2) 1/2 in. conduit straps (this holds the tree portion to the pipe)
(5) wall hooks
black spray paint
Drill – this is the one we have and love
Minwax stain with Polyurethane in Mission Oak – I like this because it’s a stain and poly in one.
I know the supply list is really intimidating but this project isn’t difficult. It does requires quite a bit of assembly but the pieces come together really quickly.
[not pictured] First, you’ll want to cut your wood and join the three boards together using a Kreg Jig and pocket screws to create the bench and the bottom shelf. Ps – this was my very first time using the Kreg Jig and I was amazed at how easy it was to use and how easy to made the process of meeting joints. Total win!
After you’ve created the bench and shelf, give it a good sand. Since we have a little person and a dog running around here, I didn’t want any sharp edges so I made sure to sand the edges really well. After sanding I stained both the bench and shelf with Minwax stain. Then I set it aside to dry while I assembled the pipe portion.
We purchased all galvanized steel pipe so I had to spray paint it before using. Before I sprayed it black, I removed all the labels (super annoying task) and wiped down each piece of pipe really well. Then I sprayed (evidently not well – see next photo) all pieces with black spray paint.
In the above photo you can see how we assembled the legs and tree. The tree is simply two 48 inch pieces attached to a 36 inch piece using two elbows.
The assembly of the back legs are in the second photo, and the front legs are in the third photo. The tees above the 2 inch pipes create a ledge for the bottom shelf.
Here you can see how the legs were assembled. Carefully measuring the distance from each corner, we attached the legs using the flanges, making sure that all of the tees faced inward.
After the bench was assembled, we added the bottom shelf.
The three portion of the entryway organizer connected to the bench using the last two flanges. We attached the flanges, then screwed in the long 48 inch pipes.
[not pictured] The last step was to attach the hooks onto the 1×4 and then attach it to the pipe. We did this using two conduit straps, one of each side. They just strap over the piece and screw into the wood.
I’m amazed at how much use this new piece of furniture is already getting. My daughter sits at the bench to put her shoes on as we go out the door – way better than propping her up on the coffee table 🙂 It also allows for hidden storage for the ridiculous amount of shoes that seem to clutter the entryway.
And guys, there are even more West Elm organizing projects to try out! My buddies each are sharing their West Elm organizing Knock Off Projects today as well! Be sure to check them all out!
TINY SIDEKICK – WEST ELM INSPIRED NOTICE BOARD
PLACE OF MY TASTE – WEST ELM DIY DEEP PICTURE LEDGE
MAKING HOME BASE – WOOD AND PIPE ENTRYWAY STAND
HOUSE OF WOOD –WEST ELM INSPIRED RECLAIMED CUBBY SHELF
HOME MADE BY CARMONA – ACRYLIC SIDED SHELF KNOCK OFF