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Project is a lawn cart I built to sell at a Master Gardener plant sale. The frame is PVC pipe, the box is 3/4-inch plywood. I tried bicycle tires but the axle was too weak, so I bought wheels from Tractor Supply and used a 3/4-inch steel rod. The axle is attached to the box using a 2 x4 with 3/4-inch dado for the axle to sit into. Washers on each side of the wheels provide clearance so parts aren't damaged by contact. Holes are drilled through 3/4-inch rod to use cotter keys or pins to contain the wheels.Racing Simulator
The cart sold before the doors opened for business.
This is my Racing Sim, almost complete. I just need to add the seat and electronics. The middle photo shows a turnbuckle that I used to hold the front and back sections together so I can break it down and store in a closet.
Carved PVC Pipe
Look at these carved PVC projects from Kurt in Pennsylvania. The top left is a wine rack, followed by a card/pen holder and a couple of decorative birdhouses. Even the roofs are made from PVC pipe! One was created to emulate slate and the bottom two photos show a roof made to look like old, weathered boards. Pretty clever, I'd say.
You can see Kurt's projects in progress on Facebook by clicking here. Or type The Mardis Touch into your browser's search bar.
Scroll down this page for more creative, carved PVC pipe projects from Kurt.
Shaylene and her son, Josiah, made this 45-50 lb. bow
with PVC pipe, fiberglass rods and a para cord. They
used a rattail file to create the notches. Total
cost for the bow was only $8.93. Nice!
For Halloween this year I made my son, 15 months,
and his girlfriend a prop for their costumes. It's a
walker for babies or small seniors.
Fun project, Brian. Thanks.
PVC Pool Deck
"In Florida, wooden decks can rot quickly. So I set out to build a deck that will last a long time. I used a heat gut to bend the 3 inch PVC to the contour I wanted and used 90-degree street elbows for the corners. I then set each PVC pipe 16 inches on center. All pipe either sits on the ground or is supported every couple of feet by cement pavers to level it out.
I used a double sanitary tee, which I cut in half and glued with PVC cement and screwed to attach the pipe. By cutting the double tee vs. regular tees cut down on cost.
Attaching the composite decking boards took some doing, being that the wall of the 3 inch pipe is about 1/4 inch thick and the 2-1/2 inch composite deck screws would strip out. So my solution to this dilemma was to increase the thickness, which I did by ripping down more pipe on my table saw to about 1-1/8 inch wide strips and cementing them to the top of the installed pipe.
But even a 1/2 inch thick pipe would not be enough for a screw to hold without stripping. So to add to this I installed 1-1/2 inch zinc coated aluminum anchors, which I purchased in bulk for a reasonable price.
This is not a project that many would undertake with PVC pipe, but it works and should last a long, long time!"
"After some research, I have designed and made a PVC bed as my first project. It is very simple and customized as per space available in my room. You may design your bed as per requirements and size that fits the particular space."
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Thanks to Brett Cole.
Water Cooler Stand
Media Storage Rack
This is a media rack to store DVDs, CDs, Blu Rays and VHS tapes. It's made from 3/4-inch pipe. The rack is holding up great and was made to be expandable.
"cmade this quick plant stand to get my runner beans going before I plant them out. I am doing this so the slugs etc. don't get them when they first start growing. The stand will be dual purpose because I will extend the height, cover the sides with polythene and grow tomatoes in pots this year to save space in my small vegetable plot. I wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't have seen your site. Thanks."
Hats off to Ted in Lima, OH
Another PVC project from Ted in Lima, OH. He said he made this arch over his sidewalk to hold Autumn clematis.
Clematis look beautiful on the arch.
Thanks again, Ted. Nice project!
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PVC Pet Tubes
Sally Snyder in Nebraska makes fun things for chinchillas and other caged pets.
half tube is made with 6-inch PVC pipe cut 12-inches long.
two hole in it and use hardware so the half tube can hang on
the cage side. PVC Tubes are then covered so chinchillas and
other gnawing pets cannot chew the plastic pipe which
ingested could cause imp action and kill the chinchilla.
Some people don't cover their tubes with fleece. Fleece
is used because it is pet friendly, soft and does not have
the thread count other material does. Fleece is more easily
digestible if chewed.
The whole tubes are also 6-inches by 12-inches long with hardware, connects to the cage and makes a fun hide-away for chinchillas, rats, sugargliders etc.
If you don't want to make a PVC hideaway for your pet, you can purchase one at Sally's Store.
Thanks to Carol at Thailand
Methodist Mission in Thailand.
in Pennsylvania has done it again. Look at his unique
and creative carved PVC pipe. Yep, that's PVC pipe!
Sim Racing Rig
Janet in Portland, OR
made this useful garden hose cart
adapted from the free plans you can get here.
Portable Bike Stand
This handy bike stand was made by Gabe in Phoenix, AZ
Carved PVC Pipe
PVC Pen & Pencil Holder
Business Card Holders
Center Piece for Table, Mantle or Wherever
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.
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