Create a gorgeous Copper Pipe Plant Stand

Create a gorgeous Copper Pipe Plant Stand


Posted 25th April

Most often used at construction sites, who knew that common copper pipes had this much design potential? 

This clever tutorial from ProFlowers explains how you can create a beautiful mid-century plant stand with a modern twist.

You will need:

Pre-cut copper pipes + attachments:

Some stores may cut the pipe for you when you purchase and others will ask you to buy a simple pipe cutting tool that’s very easy to use. The copper pipes and attachments will be used to build the base and the legs of your plant stand.

4 copper pipes at 1 inch long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 4 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 5 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 10 inches long and ½ inch wide
8 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide
8 copper pipe caps at a ½ inch wide
Super glue: You will need metal-adhering super glue. Be careful and quick when applying the super glue as it dries fast.
Potted plant: Make sure your pot has a diameter of 10 inches or less so it fits in your plant stand. If you have a bigger plant that you’d like to use adjust the pipe lengths accordingly.

1. Assemble and glue the base, let it dry

The copper pieces needed to assemble the base are:

4 copper pipes at 1 inch long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 4 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide

The easiest way to put the base together is by building the inner square first and then to attach the extending pipes after. Build the square by gluing the 1-inch pieces to the T-brackets, it’s easiest to build the two halves first and then glue them together. Once dry, glue the 4 pipes onto the remaining slots in the T-bracket pieces.

2. Construct and glue the legs, let it dry

The copper pieces needed to assemble the legs are:

4 copper pipes at 5 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 10 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide

Put together the legs by gluing one 6 inch pipe and one 12 inch pipe on either side of a T-bracket, leaving the perpendicular slot open to attach to the base. Glue copper caps to either end of the leg. Repeat until you have four legs complete and then let them dry.

3. Attach the legs to the base, glue, let it dry

Glue a perpendicular slot of the T-bracket to a 4-inch pipe that extends from the base. Repeat until all of the legs have been attached to the base and then let it dry.

4. Add your plant and display!

Allow the glue to set for half an hour, then place your plant in the stand and enjoy your new display.

Tutorial courtesy of ProFlowers






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