In this video, I show how to make this DIY geometric concrete & copper pipe coat rack (or hat rack, or skateboard rack, whatever you prefer). This build is really easy to do and fairly inexpensive. It uses a cheap 3D PVC tile as the base of the form, to give the coat rack its geometric shape. You can buy any sample of one PVC tile, to customize the geometric shape of the rack how you like.
The project uses Fishstone GFRC concrete mix so that the tile can be cast at only ½” thick, and be light enough to hang on the wall. This is a “just add water” mix, which is incredibly easy to use.
I embedded copper pipe pieces in the form and poured the concrete right around them, so that they would serve as posts for hooks. I then used more copper pipe to build hooks in interesting shapes, around the embedded posts, after the concrete cured.
This was a fun experiment, and could lead to all kinds of things that could be made using this technique for PVC tile as a concrete form.
A few edits to the commentary -- thanks to my subscribers for pointing these out!
1. Nail polish remover (not nail polish) cleans copper pipe.
2. I used a hot glue gun on the concrete form (not super glue).
3. The GFRC mix takes 1 gallon of water per 50 lb bag (not 1 lb).
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PRODUCTS USED IN PROJECT:
GFRC Mix: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/Item/GFRC_Bag_Mix
AR Glass Fibers: http://www.concretecountertopsupply.com/Item/AR_Glass_Fiber
Concrete Sealer: http://amzn.to/2yNaF9P
3D Tile (Used for White Rack): http://amzn.to/2gCT6jb
3D Tile (Used for Grey Rack): http://amzn.to/2h7MoCb
Alternate 3D Tile Option 1: http://amzn.to/2zOwJiO
Alternate 3D Tile Option 2: http://amzn.to/2zCjUHx
Copper Pipe Cutter: http://amzn.to/2h6PztU
Spray Foam: http://amzn.to/2h7jRwq
Turkey Cutter: http://amzn.to/2gCMMrJ
Super Glue: http://amzn.to/2zCsKVU
Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
Quality, but reasonably priced, concrete mixer: http://amzn.to/2wcC6bZ
RZ dust mask: http://amzn.to/2wM8F1t
TOOLS USED IN PROJECT:
Dewalt Table Saw: http://amzn.to/2x4igNg
Bosch Drill and Impact Driver: http://amzn.to/2x4duEa
Naotko - City life [Deep mix] (ft. tc630, Corsica_S)
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