Repurposed Plumbing and DIY - Parker & Sons

Plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians are the types of people who like to get things done. They work with their hands. They know how to do stuff. How to fix things. How to build things. The best of them are not just incredibly hand and productive, they are creative too. They also tend to be do-it-yourselfers. They are the types to come up with amazing DIY projects most of us couldn’t even image. Today, we will look at some creative and cool ways you can use re purposed plumbing in DIY projects which will be sure to impress your friends, family, and maybe even your wife (maybe).

DIY Copper Pipe Bookshelf

If you have been furniture shopping recently, you have probably been shocked by the price of a high-quality bookshelf. Not only are bookshelves expensive, but they are also massive, unwieldy things. It’s almost impossible to find the right spot to fit them in your home. Why not make your own vintage-looking custom bookshelf out of re purposed copper piping and wood? With 90-degreeelbow joints and 3-way tees, you can build the unit in any shape or size you want. Make sure you mount the unit to the wall for stability. We recommend pine planks for the shelves but feel free to try other types of wood.

Custom Lighting

These days it is all the rage to build custom lighting pieces out of re purposed plumbing. It fits into the stripped-down, industrial style that has become increasingly popular.Really, using piping to build light fixtures almost makes too much sense. You can thread the wiring through the interior of the pipes and mount a light bulb on the end rather easily. You can opt to mount these fixtures to the wall or build a base for them. There is nothing quite like the feeling of building something functional and stylish with your own hands.

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