Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PVC Do-It-Yourself This Summer

I admit I am a Pinterest addict, I don't pin nearly as much as a browse those. There are so many amazing ideas I never get bored. It was on Pinterest that I first came across the design for a do-it-yourself clothing rack made from Lasso fittings and other PVC piping. This design made for great use of all the spare parts my husband had laying around in our garage, so I began trying to figure out what else I could create! Who knew you could be so creative with PVC?!

With the summer upon us here in Florida I am always looking for ways to spruce up our yard and Commercial Industrial Supply has just what I need to do so.

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With a few PVC pipes, fittings and Duct, I can create a beautiful outdoor Gazebo and even a canopy and not worry about spending a fortune just for the next hurricane to wipe it out. Pipe and canvas canopies are actually quite common, and fairly simple to create and install. Simply anchor a set of "legs" to the ground and link together with a grid of pipe and fittings, and then covered over with a weather-resistant covering like vinyl.  I really want to try creating a Gazebo - I have always wanted one. You can design your own PVC gazebo using 3-inch pipe for the main posts and rafters and smaller pipes to form rails and lattice designs. If it sounds confusing you can do a simple search and find plenty of step by step how to's. I am going to using this Gazebo instructional from eHow.



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I would also like to design some patio furniture. Between the dogs and my kids, my yard furniture doesn't stand a chance and I am getting really tired of wasting the money just for it to be damaged. If you pay attention  most store sell PVC sets for the outdoors anyway, so why not cut the cost and design some myself? I found a few instructional via Pinterest, but I might have to enlist the help of my husband to make sure I have all the right materials.



I am truly amazed with the hundreds of uses for pvc piping. Have you created anything from PVC? 

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7 comments:

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love eHow, it's my go to for trying to figure out so many things!

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I haven't used pvc pipe on any of these things but maybe I can trick Bryan into building me a gazebo. :)

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Gazebo, I'm going to show this to my husband, I want one.

Maritza said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have lawn chairs from PVC and even a laundry basket!

Karen Propes said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love your Gazebo, It looks like it would have taken hours and hours. I love that it uses PCV Pipe, how original. Congrats, I hope you enjoy. I'm going to talk to my DH and show him this. Thanks for sharing

Courtney B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow building that gazebo is amazing! i wish my hubby would build me one!

Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, no kidding! PVC was my DI team's primary building supply. I love how affordable it is!

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