NOTE: The PVC Toddler Bed Guard has returned to Instructables in all of its glory. Check it out here.
There have been some other Instructables out there that have identified some basics, such as cutting and painting PVC, but I thought it best that I try to aggregate some of the ideas into one big, ultimate Instructable: PVC 101.
I work as a Design Engineer for an architecture/product design firm and I use PVC repeatedly to create prototypes and mock-ups, some of them even to ¼” scale, so one could say that I have a lot of practice with PVC. And since PVC is the ultimate make-anything-toy-set for adults, I only thought it wise to share my experience and knowledge of it on Instructables.
Let face it. PVC is awesome. It’s easy to obtain, cheap, easy to manipulate and you just push it together (and cement if you like) and presto. You can pretty much make anything you can think of by just using some fittings and pipe, and I’ll augment that basic idea along with some tips, and other information for PVC in this Instructable.
There are tons of PVC-based step-by-steps available out on Instructables. Search for one and I bet there is something you will want to make. Last I checked, there were over 1140 Instructables involving PVC.
So if you are new to PVC, or if you are a constant user like me, please peruse. If you have other tips that I have not mentioned in this Instructable, please feel free to add your comments, as I’m always looking for more ideas.