Steph's been wanting to make another concrete project and came up with an idea for using copper pipe to make a holder for pens/markers for her desk. Her desk is very rustic industrial looking so a concrete and copper pipe holder is a perfect addition to her desk. By the way, copper pipe ended up being way easier to cut than either of us realized!
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Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Gather Materials
- Concrete (Home Depot)
- 1/2" copper pipe (Home Depot)
- 1/2" PVC caps (optional) (Home Depot)
- Plastic bottles (we used pure leaf tea bottles)
- Aluminum tape (optional) (Amazon)
- Tube cutter (Amazon)
- Mixing bowl/spoon
- Safety gear: gloves, mask, safety glasses
Step 3: Cut Plastic Mold to Size
Step 4: Cut Pipe and Add Caps
Cap pipe with pvc caps or tape. This will protect the inside pipes from concrete while curing.
Step 5: Mix Concrete and Add Pipes
Step 6: Wait 20 Hours and Remove Mold
We made a couple of versions. The left one was made with RapidSet cement.
Step 7: Done!
Sometimes it's fun to do a project that doesn't take a lot of time or effort. Small concrete projects are those projects for us!
For more details please visit MotherDaughterProjects.com.
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Unusual Uses Challenge 2017