Copper Magazine Stand | DIY August 22, 2014 – Posted in: DIY – Tags: , , ,

You will need:

  • Hem tape (2cm wide)
  • Scissors
  • Steel ruler
  • Iron
  • 8 x 90° copper elbows (22mm diameter)
  • 2 x 430mm copper pipes (22mm diameter)
  • 4 x 350mm copper pipes (22mm diameter)
  • 2 x 230mm copper pipes (22mm diameter)
  • Fabric (445 x 1470mm)

 

What-you-need

First, to get an idea of what you are working with, build the copper pipe structure without the fabric.  Then remove the longest pipes – you will use these for the making up of the fabric part.

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Measure and cut 4 pieces of hem tape – 2 long and 2 short for the respective sides of your fabric. Using a steel ruler and an iron, make a 2cm wide crease for your hem around all edges of the fabric. The width of the hem will depend on the width of your hem tape – it needs to just cover the hem tape otherwise you will get stickiness all over your iron!

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Next, place the hem tape under the hem and apply heat using the iron to stick it down – start with the long sides before doing the short ones until your fabric has a neat hem all around it.

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Bring in the short edges to meet in the middle, the one side over-lapping the other by 2cm. Make sure the join is equidistant from the two short ends.

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Measure and cut 3 pieces of hem tape, 2 long and 1 short. Use the short one to stick the middle join down, applying heat with the iron to do so.

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Place the two 430mm copper pipes inside the folded fabric, pushing them to each side. Use the 2 long pieces of hem tape to do the final sticking down of the sides, again, applying heat with the iron to do so.

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Now, with the pipes in place in the fabric, reconstruct your beautiful new magazine stand. Voila!

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The Zana Team xx