November 08, 2021 3 min read

Maker Pipe Monday - 072

 

Maker Pipe Monday 071

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Welcome to Maker Pipe Monday! Every week, we look at builds that have been shared with us by makers in the community through email, social media, reviews on the website, and the Maker Pipe Connect community page. We feature these in the aptly named YouTube series, Maker Pipe Monday. This week, we have 6 creative builds, from a grill cart to a boat cover. Let's get into it! 
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DIY Weber Grill Cart

 

DIY Weber Grill Cart

 

Tony's grill frame was getting rusty and starting to fall apart, but instead of getting rid of it and his grill altogether, he made a new one! The cart is made with 10  T Connectors and EMT that's been bent to form a nice round frame. The Weber wheels and axels were attached to the frame, and to add the wire rack at the bottom, he simply drilled tiny holes right into the conduit and slipped the rack legs into those. Tony bolted the 20 year old grill right onto the frame, allowing it to grill on for many more days. Thanks, Tony!

 

 

DIY Da Vinci's Bridge

 DIY Da Vinci's Bridge

 

The idea of a Da Vinci bridge came about in one of our Wednesday night livestreams while discussing possible builds. Javier took the idea and made it a reality, first constructing a small one out of wooden skewers, then making a version out of conduit! He used T Connectors on the ends of the pipes to keep them from shifting as well as on the bottom to create a sturdy base. It's definitely a fun build, and all it took was two hours of trial and error! Thanks for making this idea a reality, Javier! 

 

DIY Halloween Spider

 

DIY Halloween Spider

 

Look at this cute lawn spider! Steve made it after scoring some free wine barrel hoops from Craigslist. He used a barrel hoop as the base and added conduit and 90 Degree Connectors to create the bends in the legs. He created the spider's body out of mesh wire and canvas. A bit of paint later and the spider was complete! Halloween has passed, but the little guy could hang out in the lawn year-round. Put a Christmas hat on it and nobody will look twice! Thanks for posting, Steve!  

 

DIY Balloon Display Frame 

 

DIY Balloon Display

 

Take a look at those colors! Melanie is a balloon artist and wanted to make the frame without welding the pipes together. Instead, she used T Connectors and bent conduit to create the shape, and it looks great! Maker Pipe connectors seem to be increasingly useful for balloon artists, which is awesome. Thanks, Melanie! 

 

DIY Twin Bed Frame

 

DIY Twin Bed Frame  

Creating a bed frame strong and sturdy enough to support a lot of weight is important, which is why it's a good idea to plan it out. Brooke did just that by making the frame out of Maker Pipe Minis. She even added a floating shelf under the frame for books and things. Using 1" conduit with the Pro Connectors will make it even sturdier. Now all that's left is to build it! Thanks, Brooke! 

 

DIY Boat Cover

 

DIY Boat Cover

 

Since winter is already hot (or cold) on our heels, many people ask about ways to protect their boats during the chilly season. One solution is to of course store them away from the weather, and another solution is to do what Earl did and create a cover  for your boat. There are a lot of bends in the conduit pipes, which are connected and supported by T Connectors as well as couplers. He also added end caps to the conduit to protect the boat. This build is a great example of what you can do to prepare your boat for the winter season. Thanks for posting, Earl! 

 

Conclusion

 

All these great builds never fail to inspire us, and we hope they inspired you too! If you'd like to submit a build of your own (or if you'd like to ask a question), you can do so through email at [email protected], social media with the hashtag #makerpipe, and of course through the Maker Pipe Connect Community Page. The video version of this blog will be listed below. Thank you and happy building!