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Home > Ideas & Tips > Easy DIY Copper Pipe Side Table

Easy DIY Copper Pipe Side Table

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DIY Copper Pipe Side Table

Looking for a home improvement DIY Project?

Get your pipe cutters out and
create a chic side table with
industrial flair! This project will
give a great update to any room, and works as an end table, foyer table, and bedside table as well. Display pictures, books and more
in style and be proud of your
DIY masterpiece!

Project Difficulty: Medium



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to see each step's instructions!

Step 1: Cut Your Pipes

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Cut your first 12-foot copper pipe to the following lengths using your
copper tube cutter:
(5) 15-in, (6) 1-in, (2) 3 1/2-in,
(2) 10-in, (2) 6-in
Discard the remaining pieces of pipe.

Step 2: Cut More Pipes!

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Cut second 12-foot copper pipe to the following lengths using your
copper tube cutter:
(12) 7 3/4-in, (2) 1 7/8-in,
(2) 2 3/4-in, (2) 2 5/8-in
Discard the remaining pieces of pipe.

Step 3: Create Shelf Supports

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Start by assembling three "H" shaped shelf supports.
Take two 7 3/4-inch pipes and fasten a copper tee fitting between them.
Repeat this step by attaching two more 7 3/4-inch pipes with a copper tee in the middle.
Lay the pipes attached by the tee flat on the ground and attach a 15-inch pipe
through the open joint of the tee fitting. Do this two more times.

Step 4: Attach the Front Legs

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In this step, we will use one of the "H" shaped shelf supports to attach the front bottom legs.
Take a 6-inch pipe and attach a tee fitting on one end and a cap on the other.
Attach the middle of the tee fitting to one edge of the "H" shape.
Repeat on the adjacent side.

Step 5: Build the Back Legs

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It's time to build the back legs of the table. Taking one of the 2 3/4-inch copper pipe pieces, attach a cap
onto one end and a tee fitting onto the other. Next, attach a 2 5/8-inch pipe to the other side
of the tee fitting.

The final product will look like a single copper pipe with a tee fitting in the middle. On one end,
there should also be another tee fitting, which will be used to connect to the "H" shape in the next step,
and the other end should be capped.

Repeat this step so you have two back legs in total.

Step 6: Attach the Back Legs

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Attach the two back legs to the other side of the "H" shelf support.
Be sure that the open ends of the tee fittings in the middle are facing each other.
Attach a 15-inch copper pipe as a support beam into the tee fittings.

The base of your
table is complete!
It's time to move on to the middle section.

Step 7: Build Up the Middle Section

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Take four 10-inch copper pipe pieces and attach
them to the tops of the four open tee fittings.

Step 8: Put Together the Back Top Pieces

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It's time to put together the two back top pieces. Place a cap on a 1-inch pipe
piece and attach a tee fitting to the other end. Place another 1-inch pipe into the
other side of the tee fitting, followed by another tee fitting on the remaining end.

Finally, place a 1 7/8-inch followed by another tee fitting.

Repeat this process one more time so you have two back top pieces in total.
Take one of the back top pieces you just made and place the end with the tee
fitting onto the 10-inch copper pipe attached in the previous step.

Repeat this on the adjacent side.

Step 9: Assemble the Front Pieces

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Next, assemble the two front top pieces. Place a cap onto a 1-inch pipe and attach
tee fitting to the other end. Place a 3 1/2-inch pipe onto the other side of the tee
fitting, followed by another tee fitting on the other end.
Repeat this once more so you have two top front pieces in total.

Step 10: Attach Support Pipes

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Take your second "H" shaped shelf support and insert it into the lower open tee fittings.
Then insert a 15-inch support beam across the back.

Step 11: Hammer Time!

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Take your last "H" shaped shelf support and fit into the final open tee fittings.
Next, use your rubber mallet to hammer the top cap of your table on all four legs to ensure the
pieces of pipe and tee fittings are securely fit together.

Step 12: Cut the Wood

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Cut your wood board into three pieces, so you have three 16-inch x 16-inch sizes. Use your
sanding sponge to sand the boards. Paint the boards in the style of your choice.
Allow the boards to dry thoroughly. Using your Phillips screwdriver, fasten the boards to the upper
and lower centre pipes using two copper 2-hole pipe straps each.


*Tip: Place felt pads on the bottom of the table legs to prevent scratching the floor.

The Final Product

Easy DIY Copper Pipe Side Table

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