Kee Klamp DIY storage unit for the living room
Television programmes such as 'George Clarke’s Amazing spaces' and 'The house that 100k built' inspired Stuart to create his own relaxing space in his house. After deciding that ready-made flat-packed furniture wouldn't suit, Stuart constructed his media storage unit using tube, fittings and chipboard panels.
What he used
- Tube and clamp fittings: With Stuart being a fan of all things industrial, his choice of Kee Klamp fittings and visible bolts came naturally to him.
- Chipboard: Despite his original thought to go with reclaimed wood, Stuart did not feel that this would be the ideal choice for him. However, while visiting his local hardware one day, he noticed they used chipboard panels for their shelving and decided that this was the natural solution that he was searching for. Upon finding a supplier, he decided to keep the manufacturer’s branding on the panels in order to give his new shelving unit a bit more character.
The completed design would comprise of an upper and lower shelving section, spaced apart and held by tube clamps, with the Type 62 Railing Flange holding the top shelf(a Type 61 might have sufficed if Stuart weren't keen to use bolts) and the Type 75 Collar holding the lower shelf.
Having measured the total space to ensure that the shelves were equal distances from each other, Stuart then figured out how much many chipboard panels he would need. After that, it was a simple matter of working out how much tube and fittings would be needed to complete the project.
With cost in mind, Stuart wanted to create the unit using as few materials as possible, while at the same time inserting enough tube uprights to ensure that his structure was completely stable.
Creating the unit
Stuart was delighted that the building process was fairly straight forward, made easier by the simplistic nature of the fittings. While he thinks that the design is not perfect, he loves how it has got its own uniqueness.
- Decide upon your measurements i.e. the height and width of the shelving
- Provide Simplified Building with the tube lengths to be cut to size
- Cut the shelving panels to the required size
- Drill large 38mm holes in the lower shelves to allow tube to pass through
- Drill 12 mm holes in the top shelf for the bolts
- Assemble the unit
And that's it!
Simple as that, the unit is easily constructed and provides an ideal shelving unit with plenty of strength.
Special thanks to Stuart who shared this project with us!
With so many fittings to choose from, sometimes finding the one you need can be quite difficult. If you wished to create a similar project and required some assistance, we would be only too delighted to help.
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