Copper is one of the hottest metals being used in design these days. It’s everywhere, in all rooms, in all amounts. While it might seem a little intimidating to attempt a DIY project using metal, this one is a fast and easy way to get started. Truly, you can start and finish your own custom copper magazine rack in no time at all. As far as DIYs go, this one is very satisfying…especially if your living room is in desperate need of a clean-lined, understated spot to stow away your magazines and other reading materials!
DIY Level: Beginner
Two (2) 1/2″ copper pipe, 20” long
Four (4) 1/2″ copper pipe, 12” long
Four (4) 1/2″ copper pipe, 7” long
Four (4) 1/2″ copper pipe, 4” long (Note: 10’ and 2’ lengths of 1/2″ copper pipe will provide all of these pieces, with a little bit left over.
This was the most cost-effective method I could calculate.)
Four (4) 1/2″ copper Ts
Four (8) 1/2″ copper Ls
36” x 18” piece of wool felt
Metal glue – not shown (optional but recommended)