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We recently remolded our kitchen, and in doing so, replaced the cabinets. When we went to the local hardware store, and started pricing pulls, all we got was sticker shock! Unless you want just a plain round knob you are going to pay for it. The ones we liked started around $2.50 and went on up from there, some as high as $10.00 a piece! More than our budget would allow, so, I started scrounging. What I found was some 1/2" copper pipe that had been in the weather for 3 years and had a beautiful green patina on it. All I had to do was figure out how to turn this beautiful copper pipe into a pull. This is what I came up with...

Step 1: What You Will Need

Copper Pipe
90 degree elbows (2 for each pull)
Wooden Dowel (slightly larger than the diameter of the elbow)
Epoxy
Pipe Cutter or Hacksaw
Disk or Belt Sander
Hammer
Screws
Drill and Drill Bits
<p>Great job. Love copper. A suggestion, once you are finished with the copper handle, clean it well with a vinegar and salt solution, completely dry and then apply 2 or 3 coats of an exterior lacquer (spray). 20 years later and no oxidation, </p>
Great idea, I love the Idea of using copper pipe, they have a dozen or so different angles and shapes in this kind of tubing that could make a lot of interesting styles!
Thanks LW. I think this has lots of possibilities. I love your stuff, can't wait to see what you come up with.

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