Author(s): Jordan Bunker
PVC and iron pipes used to be hidden deep inside the crawl spaces in your house, serving purely utilitarian needs. But not anymore!DIY with PVC and iron piping has caught on with homeowners and earned a place in every room of the house (and the backyard too)! The 18 projects in PVC and Pipe Engineer range from wine racks to bedframes, showerheads to bike trailers. Best of all, they can all be made with parts you'll find at your local hardware store.Once you learn the basics of cutting and joining iron pipe and PVC, you'll be surprised at how easily even advanced projects go together. Whether you're building a super-powered water blaster, a minimalist modern chandelier, or even a simple candle holder, the illustrated how-to steps in PVC and Pipe Engineer will show even first-time DIY-ers how to build projects they're proud of.
Jordan Bunker is a technical editor at Maker and is always actively involved in the fabrication, design, and documentation of all things mechanical and electronic. In his words, 'My desire is to help more people learn to make more things, and more often. The world needs more artists and engineers, and I aim to help people find those roles within themselves. I helped start several non-profit organisations that help thousands of Makers across North America. I have taught classes on electronics, written about forgotten technologies, and given talks at several universities and design schools. I also dabble in expediting the spread of academic research through DIY projects.'
Introduction NotesTools, Techniques, and General Information PVC Iron Pipe Pipe Sizes Terms ResourcesGadgets Phone Amplifier Speaker Tubes Rain Shower HeadLamps and Lighting Candleholder Desk Lamp Modern Ceiling Lamp Chandelier Furniture Four-Poster Bed Frame Table Chair Wall-mount Shelf Wine Rack Wall-mount Bike Rack Outdoor Shishi-Odoshi Yurt Super-Powered Water Blaster Bike Trailer Foam Rocket Launcher Acknowledgments About the Author Index