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!"

Dan M.


PVC bed
PVC bed
PVC bed

"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."

Talat Abbas Shah,
Child's Walker

child's walker
child's walker
child's walker

Thanks to Brett Cole.

Water Cooler Stand



I recently started making things using PVC pipes in my free time. Here are pictures of my first project, a very simple water cooler stand.

Ayaz Baig

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.

R. Roberts
Spokane, WA

Plant Stand

PVC Plant Stand

"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."
John C.

Towel Rack


Hats off to Ted in Lima, OH

Walkway Arch


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!

PVC Pet Tubes


Sally Snyder in Nebraska makes fun things for chinchillas and other caged pets.

The half tube is made with 6-inch PVC pipe cut 12-inches long. She  drills 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.

Child's Walker

Child's PVC Walker

Thanks to Carol at Thailand
Methodist Mission in Thailand.

Carved PVC Pipe


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

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

Thanks, Denise.
Sim Racing Rig
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

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

More 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

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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

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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.

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

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
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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.

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."

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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.


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.



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.


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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

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's 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.


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.

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...

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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