March 01, 2021 3 min read

DIY Cold Frame & More Community Projects  Maker Pipe

 

Every week we feature customer builds in a YouTube series called Maker Pipe Monday. In this series we showcase projects that customers have shared on social media, in our community, through email, and through reviews on the website throughout the week. This week we have 6 cool projects shared by makers in the community. Let's get into it! 

 

DIY Cold Frame 

DIY Cold Frame

 

The first project we have is by Rick, who built a cold frame out of his old 1976 hog house manure pit. It's a whopping 65 feet long by 8 feet wide! He added conduit and T Connectors  to a cinderblock wall to make the cold frame, then he added wiggle wire at the bottom of the frame to hold the plastic in place. But that's not all! He also created it so that he can open and close the frame with a hand crank. It's a great show of ingenuity. Thanks for sharing, Rick! 

 

Raised Garden Bed Mini Model 

The next project is by Dan. He's building a raised bed for his garden and wanted to plan it out, so he built a sweet mini model with Maker Pipe Minis. He modeled the bed out of pieces of cardboard, then made the rest of the structure with the Minis and coffee stirs. He even added a mini net for the climbing plants. 

 

DIY Raised Garden Bed

 

One of the things that Dan was most excited about was the versatility of the design. The garden bed will be able to accommodate tall plants like tomatoes and pole beans as well as hanging plants. The structure will be 4 feet wide, 12 feet long, and about 8 feet high. This is an exciting build for spring, and we're looking forward to seeing how it turns out! Thank you for sharing! 

 

DIY Aquaponics Farm 

DIY Aquaponics Farm

 

Next up we have a project by Andrew, who built a neat flooded seed tray for his aquaponics farm. He built the tray out of conduit, T Connectors, and 90 Degree Connectors. The feet of the tray were built with 4x4 posts with a drilled hole for the conduit to sit in. It's a simple but effective build, and we're glad it's working well. Thanks so much for sharing, Andrew! 

 

DIY Jeep Roof Rack

DIY Jeep Roof Rack 

Our next post is a nice roof rack for Stephen's Jeep. He used conduit, 90 Degree Connectors, and T Connectors to make a square structure, then attached it to pre-existing roof rack mounts. It's another simple yet nice and effective build. Thank you for sharing! 

 

DIY Vacuum Hose Arm DIY Vacuum Hose Arm

 

This was a review by CyberReefGuru for the 45 Degree Connector. They needed something to hold their vacuum hose up while still allowing it to move around. The 3D printed and commercial options they looked at were too expensive, but after some searching they found our connector and tried it out, and it worked! They made a swiveling arm that holds the vacuum over their CNC router. Thank you for the review, and we're glad you're pleased with the result. 

 

DIY Pizza Peel Stand

DIY Pizza Peel Stand

 

Last but certainly not least we have a post by Randy, who's built all kinds of projects with Maker Pipe. He likes making pizzas at home on his deck (which sounds like an amazing hobby), and he needed a place to keep the pizza peel, which we've learned is the big spatula used for putting the pizza in the oven and moving it around. He modeled the rack out of Maker Pipe Minis and worked out a design before moving on to the building process. 

 

DIY Pizza Peel Stand

 

 The rack itself was made with conduit, 3 T Connectors, a 45 and 90 Degree connector, with end caps, rubber feet and curved head 1/4 lag bolts. The rack is moveable and holds two pizza peels. We've also recently done an interview with Randy where we check in with him and talk about his projects, so please check that out as well. Thanks for posting, Randy! 

 

Conclusion 

 

That's all the builds for this week! Thanks everyone for sharing your builds, we really appreciate it. 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. If you want to see the video version of this weeks showcase it will be listed below. Thanks and happy building!