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How to Make DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves





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Fun fact… I have a long time habit of secret things I only do when my husband leaves town. If you guessed drinking wine or watching chick flicks… you’d be wrong. Remodeling and DIY projects are my guilty pleasure, but he hates messes so I only do projects when he is traveling for work.

I usually plan in advance so I have everything on hand and can execute projects quickly in the few days he is gone. In the past, I’ve painted whole rooms, installed a rock wall above our fireplace, and built sliding barn doors and a coffee bar.

Why DIY?

I joke that I have Restoration Hardware taste but like to stick to a Target + Home Depot budget when remodeling. Some of my favorite parts of our house are things that I was able to make myself at a tenth of the cost of buying them or having them made. On top of that, I love the feeling of tackling a big project and seeing the end result.

So… I’m the nerd who is asking for a second cordless drill for Christmas (hint hint honey) so I don’t have to keep switching back between a drill bit and a Phillips bit.

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelves: How To

Where we live, especially post-hurricane, contractors are expensive and any type of hardware or home improvement equipment has gotten really expensive. I needed some new shelves in our office that could hold a ton of books (we’re book addicts) and didn’t like any of the options available.

Instead, I ordered two kits of pipe shelf pieces online and pieced them together to be the size I needed. I bought some pre-painted boards as the shelves. (And had my dad help me cut them down because I’m still a baby when it comes to saws).

The entire project took a few hours and cost a couple hundred dollars and I’m so pleased with the results. Every space and project is different, so I’m explaining how I figured out what I needed and made it fit in the space. If you’re tackling this in your own home, just adjust the size and supplies to your own needs.

Homemade Pipe Shelf Supplies

The beauty of industrial pipe shelves is that the pieces are all already the right size and easily screw together. Most of the work of building just requires screwing the pieces together in the right configuration for your project.

I’ll also let you in on another secret… I cheated a little on this one and used a combination of kits because it was actually cheaper this way. You can buy all of the pieces separately, but my store never had enough in stock and the kits come with all the pieces I needed.

I ordered two of this 5-layer x 3 shelf kit for this project (see details below).

To figure out what supplies you need, measure out your space and figure out the number of shelves you want. Sketch out the design and calculate how many pieces you need to make the desired height and number of shelves. For my project, I was using three sets of support brackets and making seven shelves.

What I Used (Adjust for Your Project)

  • (42) 12-inch pipes
  • (3) 18-inch longer ones to connect to the ground
  • (3) elbows (for the top shelf since I wasn’t going all the way to the ceiling)
  • (18) tee-connectors (to connect each vertical piece to the horizontal piece that connects to the wall)
  • (24) flange (wall mounts to connect to studs at each shelf and one to connect to the floor on each support)
  •  (7) 1-inch boards for the actual shelves (mine were 6 feet long and 10 inches wide)

Like I said, it can be tough to find enough of those pieces at a hardware store but the two kits had more than enough pieces.

How to Make Pipe Shelves

Once you have the design and the pieces, the actual assembly is pretty quick and easy. Here’s how to assemble the pipe shelves:

  1. Start screwing the pieces together to match your design. I found it easier to assemble each support bracket separately and have them ready to all attach to the wall at once.
  2. Find a stud for as many of the support brackets as possible. Most studs are 16-inches apart and you can use a stud finder and a tape measure to identify them. Since flanges are wider than studs, only two of the screws will be able to make it into the stud but this provides plenty of support. For this project, I was able to get the two outer support brackets in to studs and used drywall anchors for the middle ones.
  3. TIP: Make sure all support brackets are symmetrical and the same size before you start screwing into the walls! The treads on the screws can vary and for level shelves, it is really important to make sure they are all the same height! Double check this as you start attaching to the wall as well.
  4. Once all support brackets are screwed into the walls, screw any bottom flanges into the floor, if needed. I was hesitant to screw into our hardwood floors so I skipped this step. Instead, I cut a small piece of rubber shelf liner to go under the flange to keep it from shifting or hurting the floor and just rely on gravity to keep them from moving.
  5. Make sure shelves are cut to size. I opted for pre-painted white shelves but had to trim down the width. I bought six foot 1 x 12 boards and had to cut them down to just over 10 inches wide to fit in the shelf correctly.

Additional Tips

You can use tension clips or “u-clips” to hold the shelves on to the support brackets. I found this was not necessary since my shelves are holding books and are not going anywhere.

For the shelves themselves, you can use reclaimed wood, painted wood or stained wood… or really any other type that is strong enough to hold what you are going to put on it.

Make sure to find studs, especially if you’re making hanging shelves and not anchoring to ceiling or floor.


In case you’re curious (and if you read all of this you probably are!), here is the finished result!

DIY shelving

Questions? Ask me in the comments! I’d love to hear if you use this tutorial and how it works for you. 


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Bill Gates: Third Shot May Be Needed to Combat Coronavirus Variants





With more than 40 million Americans having received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, a third dose may be needed to prevent the spread of new variants of the disease, Bill Gates told CBS News Tuesday.

Gates’ comments come amid growing concern that the current vaccines are not effective against the more contagious Brazilian and South African variants.

Pfizer and Moderna have stated that their vaccines are 95% and 99% effective, respectively, against the initial strain of COVID. However, some scientists have questioned those statements. Additionally, the World Health Organization and vaccine companies have conceded that the vaccines do not prevent people from being infected with COVID or from transmitting it, but are only effective at reducing symptoms.

Gates told CBS Evening News:

“The discussion now is do we just need to get a super high coverage of the current vaccine, or do we need a third dose that’s just the same, or do we need a modified vaccine?”

U.S. vaccine companies are looking at making modifications, which Gates refers to as “tuning.”

People who have had two shots may need to get a third shot and people who have not yet been vaccinated would need the modified vaccine, explained Gates. When asked whether the coronavirus vaccine would be similar to the flu vaccine, which requires yearly boosters, Gates couldn’t rule that out. Until the virus is eradicated from all humans, Gates said, additional shots may be needed in the future.

AstraZeneca in particular has a challenge with the variant,” Gates explained. “And the other two, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, are slightly less effective, but still effective enough that we absolutely should get them out as fast as we can while we study this idea of tuning the vaccine.”

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the studies being conducted in Brazil and South Africa, CBS News said. The foundation has also invested in the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and the Novavax vaccines, which are being tested against new variants. Once the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved, the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative or GAVI, founded by Gates, will distribute it globally.

“Gates continues to move the goalposts,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief legal counsel of Children’s Health Defense. “Meanwhile the strategies he and others have promoted are obliterating the global economy, demolishing the middle class, making the rich richer and censoring vaccine safety advocates, like me.”

Kennedy said that the exclusive focus on vaccines has prevented the kind of progress required to actually address and recover from the pandemic:

“From the pandemic’s outset, clear-headed people familiar with the challenges inherent in the vaccine model have understood that the path out of crisis would require multiple steps. Those steps would need to include the development and/or identification of therapeutic drugs, the sharing of information among doctors to hone improved treatment models that reduce infection mortality rates below those for flu, and the kind of broad-spectrum long-term herd immunity that protects against mutant strains and that only derives from natural infection.”

Instead, Gates and vaccine makers are proposing a lifetime of boosters, supporting insufficient testing to determine safety and failing to address the inadequate monitoring of vaccine injuries, Kennedy said.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Children’s Health Defense.

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Young nurse suffers from hemorrhage and brain swelling after second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine





(Natural News) A 28-year-old healthcare worker from the Swedish American Hospital, in Beloit, Wisconsin was recently admitted to the ICU just five days after receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s experimental mRNA vaccine. The previously healthy young woman was pronounced brain dead after cerebral angiography confirmed a severe hemorrhage stroke in her brain stem.

Her family members confirmed that she was “breaking out in rashes” after the vaccine. She also suffered from sudden migraine headaches, and got “sick” after taking the second dose of the vaccine. At the very end, she lost the ability to speak and went unconscious. The migraines, nausea, and loss of speech were all symptoms of a brain bleed and brain swelling, something her family did not understand at the time, and something nobody would expect after vaccination.

While on life support, neurologists used angiography to image the damage inside the brain. They found a subarachnoid hemorrhage, whereas a bulging blood vessel burst in the brain, bleeding out in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain. The ensuing swelling cut off oxygen to the brain and caused brain death. On February 10, 2021, Sarah reportedly had “no brain activity.” Some of the woman’s organs are now being procured, so they can be donated to other people around the world.

Doctors warn FDA about COVID vaccines causing autoimmune attacks in the heart and brain

Experimental COVID-19 vaccines may cause inflammation along the cardiovascular system, leading to heart attack and/or stroke. This serious issue was brought forth to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dr. J. Patrick Whelan, M.D., Ph.D. and further confirmed by cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. The two doctors warned that a recently-infected patient who is subject to COVID-19 vaccination is likely to suffer from autoimmune attacks along the ACE-2 receptors present in the heart, and in the microvasculature of the brain, liver and kidney. If viral antigens are present in the tissues of recipients at the time of vaccination, the vaccine-augmented immune response will turn the immune system against those tissues, causing inflammation that can lead to blood clot formation.

This severe adverse event is likely cause of death for the elderly who are vaccinated despite recently being infected. There is no adequate screening process to ensure that this autoimmune attack doesn’t occur. The elderly are not the only people vulnerable to vaccine injury and death. Pfizer’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine could be the main cause behind the sudden death of Sarah Sickles, a 28-year-old nurse from Wisconsin. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System has captured five permanent disabilities in Wisconsin, 58 ER visits, and eleven deaths in just one month. This is the first case in Wisconsin of someone under 44 years of age suffering from severe COVID-19 vaccine side effects and death. There are now more than 1,170 deaths recorded in the U.S. related to the experimental mRNA vaccines, a reality that the FDA and CDC continue to ignore.

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Powering hypersonic weapons: US armed forces eyeing dangerous 5G tech





(Natural News) Much of the conversation surrounding the benefits of 5G is geared toward the consumer side of the technology. People will be able to download videos at lightning speed and will be more connected than ever, proponents claim, although there are serious questions regarding its safety. However, some of the most important 5G applications are not civil at all – the technology will be used extensively in the military domain.

Some of its military uses are outlined in the Defense Applications of 5G Network Technology report, which was published by the Defense Science Board. This federal committee gives scientific advice to the Pentagon. Their report states: “The emergence of 5G technology, now commercially available, offers the Department of Defense the opportunity to take advantage, at minimal cost, of the benefits of this system for its own operational requirements.”

The 5G commercial network that is being built by private companies right now can be used by the American military for a much lower cost than if the network had been set up exclusively for military purposes.

Military experts expect the 5G system to play a pivotal role in using hypersonic weapons. For example, it can be used for new missiles that bear nuclear warheads and travel at speeds superior to Mach 5. These hypersonic weapons, which travel at five times the speed of sound and move a mile per second, will be flying at high altitudes on unpredictable flight paths, making them as hard to guide as they will be to intercept.

Huge quantities of data need to be gathered and transmitted in a very short period in order to maneuver these warheads on variable trajectories and allow them to change direction in milliseconds to avoid interceptor missiles.

5G for defense

This type of technology is also needed to activate defenses should we be attacked by a weapon of this type; 5G automatic systems could theoretically handle decisions that humans won’t have enough time to make on their own. Military bases and even cities will have less than a minute to react to incoming hypersonic missiles, and 5G will make it easier to process real time data on trajectories for decision-making.

There are also important uses of this technology in combat. 5G’s ability to simultaneously link millions of transceivers will undoubtedly facilitate communication among military personnel and allow them to transmit photos, maps and other vital information about operations in progress at dizzying speeds to improve situational awareness.

The military can also take advantage of the high-frequency and short-wavelength millimeter wave spectrum used by 5G. Its short range means that it is well suited for smart military bases and command posts because the signal will not propagate too far, making it less likely that enemies will be able to detect it.

When it comes to special forces and secret services, the benefits of 5G are numerous. Its speed and connectivity will allow espionage systems to reach unprecedented levels of efficiency. It will also make drones more dangerous by allowing them to identify and target people using facial recognition and other methods.

Like all technology, 5G will also make us highly vulnerable. The network itself could become an attractive target for cyber-attacks and other acts of war being carried out with cutting-edge weaponry. In fact, the 5G network is already viewed as critical infrastructure and is being carefully protected before it is even fully built.

While the focus on 5G’s dangers to human health and the environment is absolutely warranted, it is also important not to lose sight of the military implications of 5G. After all, it is not just the United States that is developing this technology for military purposes; our enemies, like China and other countries, are also making great strides in this realm.

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