MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR PIPE DECOR KITS AND PIPE.

How to install and build the industrial decor of your dream.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SHIPPING TIME 
Orders normally ship, the same day, if placed before 2 p.m. CST, Monday – Friday. This policy pertains to our pre-designed Pipe Décor kits.

Large, special orders that we pick and pack especially for you, will ship next day.

Orders ship UPS Ground.

Expected shipping times can be determined using the map shown. Transit times may vary during the heavy holiday shipping season.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the décor kit dimensions?

All of the infographics, images, on our kitchen and desk kits include measurements of just the pipe by itself.

Can a glass tabletop be used?

Yes, but rubber bumpers should be placed in the holes of the top flanges to prevent sliding or scratching.

Can I customize my desk from one of your kits?

Our desks can be extended with a 1/2-in. pipe and an additional coupling but adding a support leg is difficult to connect.

What would you recommend for tables and desks over 5 feet wide?

It’s recommended to build an H leg like our H desk kit with a 3/4-in. pipe to meet your specs.

Can you customize a kit for me?

Kits cannot be customized. You can buy extra pipe to modify it but we do not remove pieces from the kits we currently have.

What size fittings do the desk kits use?

We use 3/4-in. pipe for the legs and 1/2-in. pipe for the crossbars.

What height is the crossbar pipe on the H and X style desk leg kits?

10-inches

I've been looking at your desk kits. I need a desktop that's about 65 inches, would this support that?

All of our desks would support that size and weight, but you might want to extend it a little.

Can I use a larger desk top size?

Any of our desks can support table tops up to 6 ft. without modification. Sizes larger than six feet should have additional legs added for support and room to move around.

What length are the center nipples on the turnpike End Table Kit?

4-inches

Do you have any standing desk/ adjustable standing desk options?

We do not have a standing/bar or adjustable desk options yet.

What is the best best type of wood for shelving/tabletops?

We have used 1.5-inch thick pine, side glued panels that you can find at your local hardware store. Ikea also offers great precut options.

 

CUSTOMIZATION 


I’m trying to build a customized bookshelf with a 12" clearance between shelves.

You can use our 12-inch flange leg kits to build a bookshelf like this. You can find these kits in the Decor Kits Section under Pipe Legs. 

Do you do custom length pipe?

We currently do not do custom cut pipe to a specific length. However, you can take our pipe to any hardware store and they can usually cut and thread to your specifications.

Can the H-model be extended to countertop height (36”)?

Yes, Change the bottom legs from 8-in. to 16-in. (or 14-in. if your tabletop is 2-in. thick).

I’m looking for legs at least 48-inches or so for a sofa/bar table, do you sell that?

You can create these legs using 36-in. pipe at the top, a tee, and then a 10-in. pipe at the bottom. This should be just about 48-inches.

I want a specific length for the table legs, do you have that in a kit?

Using our single pipe and fittings you can make any kit possible with pipe.

CLEANING AND SEALING

What can I use to clean the pipe and fittings?

We recommend using cleaning wipes or simply rub them with a dry or damp cloth. Then seal with a polyurethane spray as soon as possible. Soap and water can be used on the pipe but not the fittings.

Do you take care of the sealing of the pipes first?

Our pipe and fittings are coated in a rust preventative oil. Before putting your kit together, wipe down and clean the pipes and fittings then immediately spray with polyurethane to seal. Be careful to not cake the sealant on the threads. You can use our pipe and fittings as is, but they might get you dirty. 

What kind of spray to use when sealing pipe?

We recommend Rust-Oleum polyurethane semi-gloss for the best natural finish.

Does Minwax for woodwork for pipes too?

Yes, it does!

Can the pipe and fittings be cleaned with brake fluid?

Basic cleaning wipes work just fine. You can give the fittings a rough rub with a clean washcloth and some water. Or spray with a cleaning solution and wipe clean. Always seal immediately after cleaning.

FITTINGS

Screw size of all flanges?

3/8-inch to 1-inch flanges = .25-inch hole

1 1/4-inch to 2-inch flanges = .375-inch hole

Do you sell your black iron 45-degree elbows in bulk?

All of our fittings are sold bulk. Save 5% when you buy 10 or more of the same fitting.

Wondering if the 6" Flange bracket will accommodate a 12" deep shelf?

Yes, that will work. Our elbow shelf brackets can support a 12-in. shelf and down to a 4-in. shelf.

Do you carry 1” fittings that accept Allen screws instead of treading them in?

All our pipe and fittings are threaded.

What are the dimensions of the square flange?

1/2-inch = 3-inch square

3/4-inch = 3.25-inch square

1-inch =  3.5-inch square

Do you carry a Tee with 1" openings on the long sides and 1/2" opening on the Tee side?

Yes! 1 IN X 1 IN X 1/2 IN REDUCING TEE. Please check our fittings tab under 1 IN FITTINGS.

PIPES


What is the weight limit for pipes?

Our pipes are industrial produced schedule 40 welded steel. The 1/2-in. pipe legs can easily hold several hundred pounds. Larger pipe is even more stable because of the larger corresponding flange size.

What is the external diameter of the 1/2in pipe?

The external diameter of the 1/2-inch pipe is .85-inches.

Are pipes and flanges the same color?

The pipes are schedule 40 steel and the fittings are cast iron. The fittings tend to be greyer. There is a small color difference. You can clean and seal a kit with any color enamel spray paint to achieve a consistent color, although many Pipe Decor enthusiasts love the natural color of the pipe and fittings. 

Can the kit be made using a larger pipe?

Yes, we have larger 1 1/4, 1 1/2 and 2-inch pipe and fittings available. You can find these larger sizes under Big Pipe and Big Fittings. 

OTHER

How to know when an item will be back in stock?

We regularly restock our supplies. Send us an email and we will give you an estimated date.

Is a bulk discount available?

Please email help@pipe-decor.com and we will get back to you with a quote.

Do you have barstools?

We do not have any bar stools yet but are working on it, stay tuned.

Can I use the kits outdoors?

Even with rigorous cleaning and sealing using our tables outside might result in rusting. We would recommend painting it with an enamel color.

Do you sell wood too?

We are partnered with a sustainable wood provider in the American southwest. Our Restore line of shelves uses this wood. We also sell this wood separately. It is pre-cut and stained for 24-inch and 36-inch shelves.

SHELVES

Screw flanges into studs when possible.

Shelf Weight

Shelves attached with anchors can only hold up to 50 pounds. Flanges that are screwed into wood studs can hold up to 100 pounds. The wood will fail before the flange does.

Shelf Size

The length of the pipe on our straight bracket shelves should be ½-inch longer than the shelf you want to use. For example, if your pipe is 8-inches long you can use a shelf up to 7.5-inches deep. 

CLEAN & SEAL

We recommend that you clean and seal all pipe, nipples, and fittings prior to assembling your kit. 

Sealing Pipe & Fittings
Wipe down with a cleaning wipe or a light cleaner and paper towels. Wait until dry then spray with a semi-gloss polyurethane spray.


DESKS

Number of legs per Desktop
4 legs for 2-4.9 foot desktop
6 Legs for 5-7.9 foot desktop
8 legs for 8-12 foot desktop

Max Weight

Pipe legs can hold several hundred pounds per set of 4 legs. The strength of your tabletop is more important than the strength of your table or desk legs.

Screws and Hardware

We provide 4 3/4 in screws per leg in each of our leg kits.  

H-Legs

H legs are sturdier than normal legs. Adding the cross bar is more stable and is encouraged for larger projects. 

CLOSED LOOPS

Closed Loops
Closed loops as shown to the right do not work with threaded pipe, it will be wobbly and not weight bearing. Unions must be used to create a solid, weight bearing loop. Unions add an unspecified length to any pipe. Unions should be in pairs when used in a loop. 

CUSTOM PROJECTS

Use 1/2 in pipe for wall mounted projects
Hooks, shelves, wall mounted racks are 1/2 in pipe. A good trade off between size and weight. 

Use 3/4 in and 1 in pipe for desks and tables

3/4 in and 1 in diameter pipe are perfect for legs, desks, and floor mounted projects that need the extra strength.

STREET ELBOWS

Street elbows can be fully tightened and not facing the right direction for your project. 

We recommend using a thread locker to lock the fitting in the direction you want. We use this method in out spider and roots end table kits.