2 DIYs with Wooden Dowels and Copper Fixings
If you are like me, you usually have lots of odds and ends kicking around when you finish a project. So I found a couple of ideas from Pinterest that I can be done with some scraps of wood and odd copper pieces laying around. Below are two DIYs that can be done using the exact same materials!!
•4x15" Wooden Dowels
•4x5" Wooden Dowels
•4x3.5" Wooden Dowels
•4x2.5" Wooden Dowels
•8 Copper Tees
•4 Copper Caps
Cut all the wooden dowels to the appropriate sizes and slightly sand the ends into a slight taper. This will allow them to fit into the copper fixings better.
Sand the ends slightly.
Lay 4 of your copper tees out flat and add the 3.5" piece into them to form a square
At the remaining opening of the copper tees, place a 2.5" wooden piece.
Put a 3.5" piece in each of the four copper tees.
Add a 2.5" piece and remaining copper tees.
Put the remaining 4 copper tees on the opposite ends of the 2.5" dowels. On the bottom side put one 15" piece in each of the tees. Once done flip over and adjust to make sure the legs are all the same hight and are straight.
Add a 5" piece of wooden dowel to make the top half and add a copper cap for some decorative flair.
NOTE: I found that once I put it all together it was not very sturdy. Adding some wood glue made a huge difference!
Put a 15" leg in each of the copper tees.
Add the 5" pieces and copper caps.
•1x10" Wooden Dowel
•2x4" Wooden Dowel
•2x3.5" Wooden Dowel
•4x1.5" Wooden Dowl
•4 Copper Tees
•6 Copper Caps
Place a copper tee on either side of the 10" piece.
Just like in the above project, cut and sand your wooden dowels.
Place a copper tee at each end of the 10" dowel.
Place 3.5" piece on the bottom copper tee.
For the top half; put one 4" wooden dowel on either side of the copper tee and place a copper cap on the ends.
For the bottom half; Place a 3.5" wooden dowel in the ends of the copper tee that is attached to the 10" piece.
Add a 1.5" on each of the remaining openings for the bottom.
Put a copper tee on either end and put two of the 1.5" pieces on the sides of the tee and top off with a copper cap. Repeat on the other side.
Once I had cut, sanded and peeled all the stickers off the copper, these projects took me less than 40 minutes to make. They would be perfect for a housewarming gift or an amazing way to bring some wooden elements into your home.