Pipe furniture is pretty high on our list of useful things that you can craft for your home. The projects are usually simple and there’s a ton of things you can crafts using metal pipes not to mention that you can combine these with other materials to create something more complex and harmonious. Keep in mind, however, that pipe furniture has a distinctive industrial flair. which doesn’t suit all types of spaces.
If you don’t have one already, add a towel rack to your bathroom or why not to the kitchen if you think it would suit the room. It’s a really simple project. Use metal pipes and fittings to put together the rod and then add a wooden shelf as well so you can put some little planters on it or to keep extra towels. Such a feature could look pretty cool in a contemporary bathroom or in a powder room. Perhaps your guest bathroom could use one.
There are a lot of different ways in which you can use pipes. For example, use them as legs for a table or for a TV stand. In fact, you could build your own custom TV stand and you could give it a rustic-industrial look by using metal pipes and reclaimed wood in its construction. Feel free to add your own twist to the design and to customize the dimensions, forms or color.
Not everything is taken into consideration when furnishing a home. Some things are added later on and the decor starts to feel more and more comfortable and more like home. One of these things could be a rolling cart. You can build something like this out of some wooden boards and metal pipes. Don’t forget the wheels or casters if you want the cart to be mobile. Now that you have an idea of how to build this thing, what will you use it for? It could be a mobile bar or you could use as a coffee cart.
Pipes Lighting Fixture
Pipes can also be used to craft interesting light fixtures. This is something that can come in handy when you want something custom for your bathroom or for a hallway. The project is of intermediate difficulty so if you’re the handy type you shouldn’t have any problems with it. Start by putting together the wooden support. Stain it and spray paint the screws and pipes that you’ll be using. Attach the flanges, wire the sockets and then the light fixtures.
A table is one of the easiest things to build. Let’s say you want to craft a console table. You could use some galvanized pipes for the legs and a piece of wood for the top. It shouldn’t be difficult to put these things together. stain the wood and then take your time putting together the legs. Make sure they all have the same dimensions. Screw them onto the top.
Countertop coffee station
For the kitchen, consider crafting a coffee station out of industrial pipes and reclaimed wood. It’s basically just a mini console table that you can place on your kitchen counter. Use it to organize your coffee mugs and other related things like the coffee maker, a jar of sugar, filters, towels, etc. This can be your mini coffee station already ready for you in the morning. Check out the tutorial showing how to craft this thing on Funkyjunkinteriors.
You may not have included this in your initial design for the space but a few extra wall shelves would sound like a pretty good addition to the space just about now. If that’s the case then just go ahead and craft some. There’s a great tutorial for this on Gloriouslymade. To build something similar, you’ll need four elbows, ix flanges, two Ts, metal pipes and wooden boards.
Shelves and tables aren’t the only things that you can build using pipes. In fact, the pipes would make some great curtain rods and if you like the industrial look they add to the decor then waste no time and get to work. Measure and cut a metal pipe and get the fittings needed to attach it to the wall. Screw it in place and enjoy your new curtain rod.
Mobile rack for clothes
Have you ever considered getting a mobile rack for your clothes? It doesn’t seem like a must-have but once you realize how practical it can be you just have to have it. Don’t waste time and money on a store-bought one. The chances to find one that you like are pretty small anyway. You’re better off building one yourself. Just use some pipes and fittings. Give it a bottom shelf for shoes and accessories if you want.
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