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Carved PVC Pipe

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Kurt in Pennsylvania has done it again. Check out his unique and creative carved PVC pipe. Yep, that's PVC pipe!


Photo Booth

PhotoBooth

Denise sent this photo and says you can download instructions here.

Thanks, Denise.
Sim Racing Rig

SimRacingRig

Thanks, Robert!

Garden Hose Cart

Janet in Portland, OR made this useful garden hose cart
adapted from the free plans
you can get here.
Thanks, Janet.

Portable Bike Stand


This handy bike stand was made by Gabe in Phoenix, AZ

Carved PVC Pipe


PVC Vases

PVC Pen & Pencil Holder

Business Card Holders

Center Piece for Table, Mantle or Wherever

Center Piece

Wine Glass Rack (to be Mounted
Upside Down to Hold Glasses

Kurt in Pennsylvania carves and then stains PVC Pipe to create interesting wood-like objects. 

Dremel Drill Press

Another neat and innovative project from Johnny B. Just goes to show... you can make nearly anything with PVC pipe when you put your mind to it!

Life Jacket Cart


Life Jacket Cart Seen at a Resort in Oregon


Sports Bottle Drying Rack



As a weekend cyclist, I am often at the wrath of my wife for filling up her dish drying rack with my cleaned water bottles. I came up with a simple, cheap alternative water bottle drying rack.

Using 1/2-inch PVC pipe, I cut 4 pieces to an 8-inch length and 17 pieces to a 1 1/2-inch length. Then I used 8 Tees, 4 Ells and 8 Caps to assemble the rack capable of drying 4 water bottles and their lids. Best part is that when not in use the rack can be folded flat for storing.

Assembly time including cutting pipe: 15 minutes. Cost: under $7.

Scott,
Pflugerville, TX

Garage Storage Rack


Frank in North Carolina made this handy storage rack with 1 1/2-inch PVC pipe and 5-way fittings. He says it can be expanded and taken down, if you move.


Lemonade Stand


 

 


Denise C. in California says this lemonade stand was presented as a “kit” that her grandchildren had to put  together in order to use.
More information, along with sample pages from the kit’s instruction booklet, can be found at the
CrackerjackTheater.com


Swimming Pool Hose Reel


hose on reel


unwinding hose by gravity


unwinding hose


winding hose

1. The hose is vertically wound on the reel, the interior water of the wet hose can drain out from lower end opening of the hose even after the hose being wound in order.

2. To release any twisting and kinking of the hose in the water, an arm gets the hose untangled in advance of winding on the reel

3. The vertical reel can be removed from the base frame to unwind the hose by gravity (it's fast).

4. It also can carry and store a hose, brush, vacuum head and leaf rake.

Thanks, Johnny


PVC Bike Rack

I made this first rendition of a bicycle rack with 1-1/2" pipe. I heated the pipe and flattened it to fit onto my hitch. The straps make it pretty stable. I will probably strap it down better as I come up with another idea.

Paul
Dunnellon, FL



Football Equipment Stand

John in Park Ridge, IL says, "I made a PVC stand that holds
my football helmet and shoulder pads. It has a plywood shelf
and hangs my football pants."


Putter Stand




Putter Stand



With Head Cover



In Office


Ken in Maylene, Alabama told me "sometimes I like to take a mental break and putt a few balls
while in my office. This is a putter stand that I made to put in the corner."

Putter Holder



Putter Holder



End Cap



Tab View

"I also made this putter holder to hang off of the bag strap on golf carts. The way my bag is made, I have to dig
past my driver and woods (with head covers) to get to my putter. Very inconvenient. So I made this
inexpensive solution that gives easy and quick access to get to the putter."


If you'd like to construct your own Putter Stand & Holder,
Ken shares his plans in PDF format here.


Mister

This is a misting tunnel we made to take to the World Maker Faire in New York this year. It makes a hot day cool, and all you have to do is take a 40-foot walk. (Another example of what can be made by bending PVC pipe.)

Thanks to the BendIt company.

Pergola

This pergola was designed and built by Diana Digs Dirt in Greensboro, NC. Materials included PVC pipe and caps for the vertical detail along the top between the 2x4’s.

PVC Art




Enjoy the wonderful PVC artwork from Dave Schreuder in the Netherlands. He says, "I selected my first 'plant' which I made of 2 PVC pipes and coloured "artistical green." The height is 180 centimeters (6 feet) and the width is about 150 centimeters (5 feet).

And the middle one is a palm tree in several green colours. The height is 150 centimeters (5 feet) and the width is 120 centimeters (4 feet). It looks great between the real plants in our garden.

The third artwork (on the right) is called Yin and Yang Connected by Love."

You can see more of Dave's art by visiting him at www.pvcobjecten.nl


Kayak Frame

thanks to
Alex in Kentucky

PVC Table

Using plans from my PVC Furniture manual, great-grandma Jan built this nice "friendship table" so she and her neighbor can visit over coffee & snacks in the evenings.
Thanks for the photo, Jan



Canoe Hauler

Built by Dennis in
Belleville, IL

Laundry Bin

Here is a Laundry Bin project that my daughter and I built out of PVC pipe.

My daughter uses five bins, one for each member of her family plus another for towels and things. There is also a bar at the top to hang clothes on when they come out of the dryer. We also added a shelf to the top for stability but it was not painted yet so I did not include it.

Barbara & Nicole
Jacksonville, FL


PVC Awning

       

This is an awning for house windows. They can really dress up a boring facade of any house for not too much money - excluding material which is the biggest cost. I found a supplier of Sunbrella "seconds" at $10.00 per yard and it takes about 1.5 yards for a 4 foot awning. Ripstop nylon was also used, parachute material would also work. Light weight canvas works, too. The end pieces are separate from main covering, as this was an experiment to see if it would hold up.

This spans 4 feet and is a bit wobbly in the center. Anything larger and I would need to figure out a support mechanism or use two smaller ones. And I may reinforce the next awning with 1/8-inch staples.

Materials:

1/2 inch PVC, 6 - 3 way fittings, 4 - 45 degrees connectors, 6 male to female adapters

Sarah P., RN

Canoe Outrigger

This is an outrigger on our canoe. We take a lot of family vacations in our Toyota motor home and I am limited as to how much weight I can pull. Most of the time we bring the canoe and a pair of mopeds on a small trailer. The outrigger really makes the canoe stable enough to fish out of.

Scott J., Peoria IL

PVC Boat


Ashanti and Rodney, both students at a Macon, GA high school, built this boat for their Pre-Engineering class. They used ” PVC pipe.

They lined the frame of the boat with ” Styrofoam and sealed the edges and corners, then wrapped it in 4-mil. plastic sheeting.  

It had to be big enough to carry 2 people across the pond retrieve their flag and then come back to the dock.


Underwater Camera Housing


Scott in Florida says, "I’ve always wanted to shoot video while diving but underwater housings are very expensive, so I decided to make my own. These are pictures of a couple of different video camera housings built from PVC tubing. All have worked extremely well and the one pictured on the right made it all the way to 190 feet underwater before it finally failed.

Another Version of Scott's
Underwater Camera Housing

This version is a little more customized. A wooden form is made in the size and shape I want the pipe to be inside to more closely fit the camera. The PVC is heated to 400 degrees F. for 5 minutes making it very flexible. While the pipe is still hot, the form is driven into the pipe and when it cools it forms in the square shape.


Ham Radio Antenna


Jeff, KB7NHD, set up a portable HAM radio station providing communications as part of a volunteer effort to support a local bike club's ride event in Springfield, IL.

He built a portable mast using 1" PVC x three 60" sections attached to an old oscillating fan base. This mast supported his 2m / 70cm dual band antenna.

Jeff drilled some holes in the top section just below the antenna mount to attach nylon cord he used to guy the antenna.

He says this portable solution works out well for him and is quick to put up and take down and is easily fitted into his car for transportation.

Another Ham Radio Antenna Set-Up

Jimmy taught classes on how to build this Ham Radio antenna with PVC pipe. He says his design has been used on barges along the Illinois river and elsewhere. Many people in Emergency Management for Florida and other states use this and other of his designs because the salt water does not effect them as much as other antennas, mainly because of the use of PVC in the design.

Jimmy Cary, WX9DX

The link to Jimmy's detailed quad design is...
http://www.hamuniverse.com/WX9DXQuadAntennaClass2007.pdf

PVC Playhouse



Denise first glued her PVC Playhouse frame in sections
so it can be disassembled for storing.



Frame assembled, ready for covering. Note how she
used 4-way and 3-way fittings at each corner.



Then Denise crafted this delightful cover made with
outdoor fabric to avoid fading.



Another fun cover. She says her grandkids really enjoy the Playhouse. You can see why. Thanks for sharing, Denise!

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