Good Monday Makers! Welcome back to episode 10 of Maker Pipe Monday, this is a series we do where we review all the customer builds posted in the Maker Pipe Connect community. This weeks episode features a gaga pit, home schooling pipe desk, trailer ladder rack, kayak cart, dip station, kayak and sup board trailer rack, and a cucumber garden trellis. All of these projects are DIY pipe builds using conduit and Maker Pipe.
Lets get on to the builds!
First customer build showcased is Scott's distance learning pipe desk.
The build was inspired by our distance learning desk video which you can check out here. He built his a bit different by incorporating 90 degree bends for the legs which saved a few connectors.
He used T connectors to connect the legs. He braced the desk with some more T's and conduit. In total it looks like less than 10 connectors which makes it a pretty inexpensive DIY pipe desk. It turned out great and we appreciate Scott sharing this build.
Next up is a fantastic cucumber trellis built by Thomas. He also has a frame built for his tomato plants behind the cucumbers here. What he did was bend the conduit 90 degrees on the corners which gives it a nice sleek look. Most people don't know that you can pick up these conduit pipes with 90 degree bends already performed at your local hardware stores. He connected the straight pipes with off the shelf couplers that have the set screw pieces. For the frame he used the two bends on the side and 6 total connectors. Two outside T's and four 180's for the support pipes. He added the wire for the plants and you can see the before
and here is the after.
Awesome build that resulted in a lot of cukes! Thanks for sharing!
These are used to roll around kayaks or canoes which saves the trouble of picking up and moving the heavy rafts.
It straps to the kayak like this so you can haul it around. We get a lot of question on incorporating wheels on builds and I think he did a great job with this. He mounted the wheels with a threaded rod.
If the wheels have bearings or bushings built into them you just use nuts to position the wheels on the threaded rods. He mounted the wheels that way and then put the "axle" through the conduit. He used T connectors for the structure. Great technique and great build!
Paul this dip station for dip exercises. He has 8 T connectors for the structure with pool noodles on the top bars to add some comfort to the exercises.
Over all a simple build that gets the job done. Thanks for sharing Paul!
Michael shared this DIY gaga pit for his boys to play with in the backyard. I have never heard of the "gaga" game before, but after some research we found that its a version of dodge ball that is played in this arena or pit.
You have to hit the ball with an open hand and try to get other players out. He did a fantastic job building it out of Maker Pipe and conduit. He built six sections and used T connectors to link them together. Thanks for sharing Michael!
Chestly shared his trailer ladder rack. This is a simple and effective ladder rack. It has 6 pieces of conduit and 4 T connectorsfor the frame and it is attached to the trailer with screws directly bolted into the enclosed trailer.
He said it saved him some money and came out great. We appreciate the post Chestly!
This trailer rack holds 4 kayaks and two stand up paddle boards.
He has an aluminum trailer and built this structure to attach to it. He did an awesome job by creating the cube structure to hold the bottom 4 kayaks. Then he made this center section to hold the paddle boards.
It looks super sturdy and we are glad he shared this one with us.Thanks for sharing Jeff!
Those are the builds for this week! We love showcasing customer builds and would love to see what you are working on. If you want to share your ideas and projects or see other builds head over to Maker Pipe Connectour free DIY community. Also if you want to see this episode in video format you can watch it below. Thanks we will see you next week!