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Industrial-Chic Storage Unit

Photography: Matthew Williams

Source: Martha Stewart


Find containers that suit your storage needs first; then adjust the height and width of the shelves to comfortably accomodate them.

You can also see our instructions for a table and desk.


  • 3 pieces of 3/4-inch-thick plywood

  • Sandpaper

  • 24 floor flanges

  • Twelve 1-foot pieces of 1/2-inch galvanized pipe

  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit

  • 3/4-inch screws

  • Six 120-pound casters


  1. Download assembly plan.

  2. Sand cut edges of shelves, rounding corners if desired.

  3. Screw both ends of each threaded pipe into flanges. Place flange at corner of first piece of wood (top shelf), 1 inch in from sides. Drill shallow pilot holes in the wood through each hole in flange; then drill in screws. Repeat for each corner and center of shelf.

  4. Repeat with second (middle shelf) and third (bottom) piece of wood.

  5. Screw casters to bottom corners and center.

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