DIY Copper Pipe Himelli Table

DIY Copper Pipe Himelli Table

Finally back at it! I'm pretty sure all my posts start like that, but I promise I'm working on it.  I made this table a few weeks ago and with the help of Leaman and Co I finally have it complete! The table was inspired by Pinterest and I followed the post by brittanymakes featured on the Home Depot website found here.  I love the way it turned out, but if you're going to give it a shot learn from my mistakes - I got extremely frustrated with this one and had to take it apart about 5 times before I finally got it. The key is to keep pulling really tight on the string (Yes, the whole thing is held together by string!). I know the instructions enforce this but I didn't pay attention and that was my biggest issue with this project. I also chose to cut my pipe to 8" lengths whereas and the instructions called for 10" lengths. Trust the instructions. My table turned out to be a little smaller than what I had hoped for. It still works nicely as a little accent table for my plants but it is too short for an end table as originally planned and shown below.

I also used really thick stiff rope, which may or may not have been the best option. As you get going, some of the pipe will have to be threaded 3 times so the thicker the rope the harder it will be to fit through the pipe. I feel like mine is a little sturdier because of the thicker rope but who knows, maybe I'll make a bigger version with the twine as instructed to test it out.

The cutting of the pipe was intimidating to me at first, but I picked up this little pipe cutter and it was extremely easy. You can see below how I marked the pipe with a Sharpie and slid the pipe cutter to the appropriate mark. I dialed the blade down and rotated it around the pipe to get the cut I needed. 

The other intimidating part was the cutting of a perfect circle for the top. The author of the instructions has a pretty clever idea of using string to make a radius to trace a perfect circle. I was up for trying it but figured it is better to be safe than sorry - this is where Leaman and Co. came in. He cut me a perfect circle out of some scrap material he had in the shop and I couldn't be more thankful

This was an easy project, certainly tested my patience but was easy nonetheless. I totally recommend this one - give it a shot!

I'd love to see your finished projects - comment them below! :)

- C