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Pipe Wall Hook

Turn humble plumbing parts into a high-style wall hook with a host of finishing options.

Installed pipe wall hook

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Screwdriver
  • Stud finder


  • (See a separate story for metal finishing supplies and tools.)
  • 2 - 3/8-in galvanized pipe flanges, #27923
  • 6 - 3/8-in black iron close nipples, #28030
  • 2 - 3/8-in galvanized tees, #27929
  • 4 - 3/8-in galvanized 90-degree elbows, #27922
  • #10 x 1-1/4-in flat head screws
  • Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 (removable), #42539

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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For tools, materials, and instructions on finishing these wall hooks, see the separate story on applying aged metal finishes.

Step 1

Applying thread-locking fluid to elbow threads

Apply thread-locking fluid to the threads of both tees. (Work quickly. Thread-locking fluid has a working time of about 10 minutes.)

Step 2

Attach elbows to the pipe nipples

Screw a pipe nipple into all the openings of both tees. Apply thread-locking fluid to two 90-degree elbows and screw them onto the two pipe nipples opposite each other. Rest the elbows on a flat surface and adjust them until they’re even and 90 degrees to the third pipe nipple. Repeat for the other tee.

Step 3

Screw the flange to the third pipe nipple on the tee. Rotate the flange so that none of the mounting screw holes are blocked by the tee.

Step 4

Apply the metal finish of your choice to the assembled wall hook and mounting screws. (The aged black iron finish is shown.) Estimated cost: $48 for two wall hooks using the finishes shown.

Good to Know

When installing the wall hooks, try to drive at least two screws into a wall stud.