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Dremel Drill Press
A neat and
innovative project from Johnny B. Just goes to show... you
nearly anything with PVC pipe when you put your mind to it!
Jacket Storage Rack Seen at a Resort in Oregon
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.
Garage Storage Rack
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.
C. in California says this lemonade stand was presented
as a kit that her grandchildren had to put
together in order to use.
Swimming Pool Hose Reel
hose on reel
unwinding hose by gravity
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
4. It also can carry and store a hose,
brush, vacuum head and leaf rake.
|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.
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
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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
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.
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.)
to the BendIt company.
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
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."
Alex in Kentucky
Using plans from the PVC
Encyclopedia Jan's great-grandma built this nice
"friendship table" so she and her neighbor can visit
over coffee & snacks in the evenings.
Thanks for the photo, Jan
Built by Dennis in
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
Barbara & Nicole
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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
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
Sarah P., RN
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
Ashanti and Rodney, both
students at a Macon, GA high school, built this boat for
their Pre- Engineering class. They used Ύ PVC pipe.
They lined the frame of the
boat with ½ 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.
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,
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.
drilled some holes in the top section just below the
antenna mount to attach nylon cord he used to guy the
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.
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...
Denise first glued her PVC
Playhouse frame in sections so it can be disassembled
assembled, ready for covering. Note how she used 4-way
and 3-way fittings at each corner.
she crafted this delightful cover made with outdoor
fabric to avoid fading.
fun cover. She says her grandkids really enjoy the
Playhouse. You can see why. Thanks for sharing, Denise!