I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars! Send an invite if you build that last one.
Bookshelves can be very expensive, but all you really need are some pvc pipes, pine wood boards and a few power tools you may already own and an afternoon! Get this industrial chic look in any corner (Diy Garden Cart)
PVC frame and vinyl-backed canvas drop cloth (Home Depot Paint Dept.) to make awning.keep the heat out in summer. I would make the drop cloth for easy removal in winter; maybe eyelets or grommets with lacing.