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Instructions on how to make a newspaper rack made of copper pipes

Today, DIY Expert Sari Hansen has a snazzy newspaper rack made of copper pipes for you.  It's very easy to make at home on your own. 

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DIY: A copper pipe newspaper rack

You'll need

  • copper pipes in three different sizes: 2  - 43 cm pipes, 4 - 35 cm pipes, and 2 -  23 cm pipes 
  • 8 copper elbows with a 90° angle
  • fabric or a table runner, e.g. one in size 40 x 150 cm
  • needles for fastening.
  • an iron
  • hemming tape and scissors
  • and a hacksaw.



First saw the copper pipes to the right length.

Fold your fabric over so that both ends are in the center facing up. This side will later be the reverse side.

Start with one wing. Measure the opening for the pipe and mark it with a pen. Leave open this gap, because it's where the copper pipes will have to be pulled through later.

Do the same on both sides.

Next, place down the hemming tape and trim it to size.

Use the pins to fasten the hemming tape around the entire fabric, but remember to leave open the space for the pipes.

Now lay the fabric so that the markings for the openings are exactly over each other and fasten both sides with pins. Repeat on the other side.

Overlap the ends of the fabric in the middle. One after another, iron both ends down onto the fabric. Iron over all of the pinned edges and then remove the pins.

Next assemble the rack using the copper pipes.

For each side you'll need one 23 cm pipe, two 35 cm pipes, and four copper elbows.

Start with the smallest pipe and stick both sides into the copper elbow. Then take the medium-sized pipes and plug them into the other ends of the copper elbows. Now grab the last two copper elbows, the openings should face upwards. Repeat on the other side.
Finally, insert the long pipe into the openings of the copper elbows, pull the fabric over the pipes and attach the opposite end.

And there you have it - a snazzy magazine rack. Just turn it over and fill it with your favorite glossies. 

Good to know
To make sure the newspaper rack goes with your furnishings, remember to choose colors and patterns that match your interiors.


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