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.
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.
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?