Schmitt + Company/Poor House
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Studio and Office industrial-home-office
 

Studio and Office

Design by Melissa Schmitt.
Studio bookshelves created from salvaged timbers and large threaded rod. Wood was left raw after wire wheeling to clean it up.
Photos by: Adrian Gregorutti
URL
http://schmittcompany.com

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petewendt wrote:
Dimensions - Can you please tell me the thickness of the boards, total height of the wall unit and space between shelves? Thank you and congratulations! This thing is awesome!
   Comment   December 25, 2012
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dan23nyc
any luck in finding the rods?
January 1, 2014 at 9:57am   
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Matt Boersma
These are black iron nipple fittings(maybe 8") into union fittings(the bolts). All this can be bought at a place like Lowes.
January 27, 2014 at 7:24pm     
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tluckett wrote:
Nuts? - Where did you manage to find black 1-1/2" nuts? I've been hunting for those same style but in 1 inch. Can't seem to find them anywhere.
   Comment   November 17, 2012
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February 20, 2013 at 6:01am   
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dan23nyc
Any luck finding the rod and bolts?
December 31, 2013 at 8:13pm   
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cjmddreamhouse2012 wrote:
Did you do anything to the pipes? Or did you just paint them?
   Comment   October 4, 2012
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dan23nyc
Do you mind telling me where you got the rods?
December 19, 2013 at 6:33pm   
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dan23nyc
Bolts?
Etc
December 19, 2013 at 7:29pm   
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Jody Thompson wrote:
Where can I find wood like this? - I have researched these shelves and I understand the hardware needed. I'm wondering where I can find unique wood? A large home improvement store only carries pressure treated and other basic woods. Where can I find reclaimed wood? Would a lumber store have it or do I need to look at a different type of store? Thanks so much!
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zpdedoda
Local architectural salvage companies (our local also salvages the old timber joists from city buildings). You might also check with smaller lumber mills in your area.
June 20, 2012 at 3:33pm   
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rhipple
try boards and beams in NJ at www.woodboardsandbeams.com they have a great reclaimed wood selection
September 15, 2012 at 1:59pm     
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Ken wrote:
Materials - What was used for the feet? Are they something that is available at the Hardware Store?? Wonderful job on this piece.
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March 30, 2012 at 4:25pm   
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Simone Ravaioli wrote:
What color is exactly that on the wall ?
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Kelly Porter
A similar color to try is Luau Green 6712 by Sherwin Williams.
August 19, 2011 at 12:28pm   
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lwill25619 wrote:
What type and size pipes do you think these are?
   Comment   July 30, 2011
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Poor House
We used 1 1/2" threaded rod for the vertical metal pieces.
August 17, 2011 at 2:50pm   
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motherbear
1 1/2" threaded rod for the vertical metal pieces....some type of flange @ the bottom(to rest on floor). Show picture @ HW store.
March 30, 2012 at 7:56am     
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gingerana wrote:
Paint color - Please tell me, what shade of green did you use? Reprinting my office, this is an inspiration.
   Comment   December 11, 2013
marcelloulou wrote:
What exactly does wire wheeling the wood mean?
   Comment   July 14, 2013
Shelly Scott wrote:
How much would the cost of the supplies be to do this project? - I don't want to spend lots of money on book cases but i want something that is easy to take down and move with. I don't want anything that has be nailed into the walls
   Comment   January 18, 2013
myli888 wrote:
Wall Unit/Shelves - Did you use 1.5 inch bolts (top and bottom) to support the timber? This is very cool. Thank you!
   Comment   March 5, 2012

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Load your kids' rooms with shelving; they’re going to need it to help them stay organized. Plus, starting them with basic organization tools will help them kick off the year on the right foot. This design is a great space saver as it includes both shelving and a desk.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Create a Customized Office Look Without Built-Ins
Think big and fill the wall with your storage. These free-standing shelves with incorporated desk surface were made from reclaimed, thick planks on long, threaded rods.
14. The contractors at this office made this fabulous bookshelf out of salvaged timbers and large threaded rod. The lime-green wall really makes the bookshelf pop.

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