All of the materials are pretty inexpensive, and my dad had some tools handy that I borrowed. I even used scrap wood for my support base.
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What you will need:
-copper pipe pre-cut 2 ” at any length- Amazon or you can find it at Home Depot or any hardware store. The length I got was at around 2 ft.
-2 copper end caps 1/2″ – Home Depot
-1 tee cap 1/2″ – Home Depot
-1 Floor Flange 1/2″- Home Depot
-screws to fit floor flange (eyeball it)-Home Depot
-copper adapter 1/2″- Home Depot
-copper tee 1/2″
-tube cutter (thanks Dad) – Amazon
-saw (any that cuts through metal)- I used a hacksaw, not sure if it was the best way to go. I would recommend a tube cutter (above)- Amazon
-file (if you use a saw)- Amazon
-wood block any size
-copper metallic spray paint- Amazon
-primer spray paint – white or grey Amazon
Cut pipe into three different pieces. My dad has all of the tools, and he recommended this pipe cutter. It cuts evenly, effortlessly, and creates a beveled edge so it is not too sharp!
If you use a saw like a jeweler’s saw, then you must bevel the edge with a metal file. Also, be extremely careful and never cut towards you. If you do not have a safe way to cut the pipe then I recommend buying a metal tube cutter.
Step 2- Arrange your copper pieces
Step 3- Cut, Sand, & Spray Paint
Cut wood to fit the size base you want. I eyeballed it but mine is 3.5″ x 5.5″.
I sanded it then used painters tape to create a design.
Prime, let dry, then spray paint your color.
I found two screw lying around that fit the flange hole. I just put in two on opposite ends and feel like that will do, however you can screw in all four holes. I recommend using a drill for its effortless and faster. However, if you do not have one, you can hammer and nail where the holes are. This creates a hole for you to manually screw in with a screwdriver.
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