March 22, 2021 3 min read

DIY Greenhouse Shelves and Other Clever Community Projects 

 

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Every week we feature builds that have been shared with us via email, social media, reviews on the website, and our community page in a YouTube series called Maker Pipe Monday. This week we have 5 creative customer builds shared by makers in the community. Without further ado, let's get to it! 

  

DIY Firewood Rack

 

DIY Firewood Rack  

First up we have a firewood rack made by Joe. Wooden firewood racks eventually start to decay and rot, so Joe created a rack that is much more capable of withstanding the tests of time (and wood!). The frame for the rack is made with EMT conduit, T Connectors, and 4 Way Connectors. He cleverly used the middle hole in the 4 Way Connectors to provide extra support for the rack. It's a simple yet effective and helpful build. Thanks for sharing, Joe!

 

DIY Kayak/Tent Storage Cart

 

DIY Kayak/Tent Storage Cart  

The cart holding this beautiful kayak was made and posted to the community page by Samuel. It supports his kayak and rooftop tent and enables them to be easily moved around the garage despite the weight of the two items. The cart was made with conduit, casters, and T Connectors. Another simple but useful build. Thank you for posting!

 

DIY Anti-Squirrel Bird Feeder

 

DIY Anti-Squirrel Bird Feeder

 

Our next build was shared by Dennis, who's fighting the good fight against the squirrels this summer. Sitting atop the extra long pole (which, if we know anything about keeping critters away, is probably greased) is a cone and a 5 Way Connector holding conduit on each side. The bird feeder is sitting at the very top, hopefully now out of reach of the greedy rodents. Thanks for sharing, Dennis! We wish you well in your fight against the critters this year. 

 

DIY Shipping Rack

 

DIY Shipping Rack

 

This shipping rack was posted to Instagram by Andrew from @henryholstersIf you're interested in kydex holsters, definitely check them out. Made out of conduit and T Connectors, the rack is specially made to hold their boxes so that it's easier to pack their products. It's a simple build, but quite often simple builds provide the best solutions to niche problems. Thank you for sharing, Andrew! 

You'll notice that the T Connectors in this build are silver instead of black. These are some new connectors that we've been starting to put out, and if you're interested in getting some for yourself, feel free to get in touch and ask us!

 

DIY Greenhouse Shelves

 

DIY Greenhouse Shelves

 

Last but certainly not least, we have a project that was posted to the community page by Chris, who is on a Maker Pipe building streak! He used conduit, T Connectors, his own 3D printed connectors, and end caps to create shelves that span the length of their greenhouse. If you want to print the custom connectors for yourself, you can find them here. If you're not able to make them yourself, shoot us a message and we'll be happy to help you out. This is another great build from Chris. Thanks for sharing! 

 

Conclusion

 

Another great week of builds, and we appreciate everyone sharing them with us. If you have a project to share you can do so through email at [email protected], or social media with the #makerpipe hashtag, and of course you can share on the Maker Pipe Connect community page. If you want to see the video version of this weeks showcase it will be listed below. Thanks and happy building!