This laundry room drying rack with shelf and pipe bar has multiple uses. It's deep enough to hang a full size clothes hanger on it, so it would be great in a laundry room, kitchen pantry, nursery, towel storage, loft clothes and shoe storage. The rustic shelf added the ability to store your iron, detergents, etc. Designed to last a lifetime, Shelf length = 36" Shelf widths = 11.25 inches actual after planing and sanding, (12" nominal). Shelf thickness = 1 1/2 inches, Shelf stain color = Provincial The shelf is 18" down from the ceiling, and the lower clothes rod is approximately 2" below the shelf. It is constructed of solid sustainable rustic pine wood, We clean the pipe and fittings, then we coat the item with a satin varnish to eliminate the continual dirt and soot from getting on your hands and clothes yet retain the gun metal color. The pipe and fittings have an outside diameter in excess of 3/4" . Please read our shop polices and FAQ's in their entirety prior to purchase.