DIY, You can do it.

You can do it.  Here is what we used to build ours.

  • The pipe ABS.  ABS pipe is lighter and stronger than PVC which can be heavy and chips. 
    • Cut 19.75" lengths from a 10' pipe.   Make sure you're in a well-ventilated space.  
  • The equipment we used; 14" Chop-saw, router for beveling, and square jig.  
  • ABS Medium glue can be bought at your local hardware store.  ABS Medium glue MEK based material so proper mask and gloves are highly recommended.
  • After cutting, the pipes will need beveling.  Beveling cleans up sharp edges from the cut.  There are various ways of doing this including sandpaper and/or grinder.  Again wear your mask.
  • So when you get your pieces together make sure you have a square corner surface to align the bottom side of the pipes too.  Basically the bottom of your stow needs to be flat or it will teeter.  
  • Use the ABS glue applicator, that comes in the can, and layout a straight line of glue the length of your pipe.  Then glue two pieces together to start.  Make sure the bottom is square and flat.  Bonding only takes seconds so be prepared.
  • Keep adding on until your design is complete. 
  • Cutting plastic pipe can produce outgassing.  Also, the glue has a chemical that is toxic.  Plan to work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

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