July 05, 2021 3 min read

Maker Pipe Monday 54

 

Every week we take a look at builds shared by community members through email, social media, reviews on the website, and the community page. We feature these builds in a series called Maker Pipe Monday. This week have 6 builds, from a liquor bookshelf to a trellis for dragon fruit. Let's get into it!

 

DIY Liquor Bookshelf

 

DIY Liquor Bookshelf

 

Peter wanted a liquor shelf, and his wife wanted a bookshelf. A compromise was made, and this liquor bookshelf was created. Made with conduit, T Connectors, 90 Degree Connectors, and 4 Way Connectors, this shelf is the perfect space to store liquor and books (but mostly liquor). You can see more pictures of the build in progress on Peter's post. Thanks for sharing! 

 

DIY Adventure Bike Rack (Hack)

 

DIY Adventure Bike Rack

 

Last week, we looked at an adventure bike rack that was built and posted to the community by Dan, and Dave asked about the caster wheels in the video version of the blog. Dan has made an updatepost showing how he added wheels to the rack.

 

Caster Wheel Hack

 

He used these caster wheels, which have a flat top, and whose wholes just so happen to line up perfectly with two hole straps, allowing you to use one set of bolts for the wheel and straps. This is a great and easy way to add wheels to a build. Thanks for the update, Dan! 

 

DIY Camper Van Roof Basket

 

DIY Camper Van Roof Basket

 

 Bruce needed a rack for his high-top van, so he built one! He took ladder racks and attached them to the drip rails on the sides, then built onto that with shrink-wrapped EMT and T Connectors. It's a two-level rack and even has a sloped section on the front. Thanks for posting, Bruce, and we hope the rack provides endless adventures. 

 

DIY Rose Garden Sunshade 

 

DIY Rose Garden Sunshade

 

Danny built this sunshade for his wife's beautiful rose garden. He built it using conduit, T Connectors, and 45 Degree Connectors, and attached it to the raised bed with one (maybe two) hole straps. He used bungee cords to attach a shade screen to the top. This is sure to provide the roses some relief from the scorching summer sun. Thanks, Danny! 

 

DIY Dragon Fruit Trellis 

 

DIY Dragonfruit Trellis

 

Would you guess these were trellises for dragon fruit (I mean, without looking at the title)? Dragon fruit plants are heavy, so these trellises needed to be capable of holding at least 100 pounds. Ben built these by bending conduit, covering it in flexible tubing and burlap to protect the plants from temperatures too hot or cold, and connecting the conduit with 180 Degree Connectors. He also cast them in cement at the bottom for more security. These look great and will hopefully do a good job of supporting the plants. Thanks, Ben!

 

DIY Canvas Tent

 

DIY Canvas Tent

 

Mark wanted to experience the nostalgic feel of the good old canvas tent, so he made one! According to him, making the frame with conduit and Maker Pipe was the easy part, but sewing the 10oz waterproof canvas with a non-industrial sewing machine was not. There's a structure on the other side that provides stability and allows it to be secured to the truck bed. It looks awesome, and there's plenty of adventures to be had with it. Thanks for posting, Mark! 

 

Conclusion

 

There's never a week that we're not amazed with what community members come up with and create. Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects! If you have a build you'd like to share, you can do so through email at [email protected], social media with #makerpipe, and of course by posting to the community page. The video version of this blog is linked below. Have a great week and happy building!