Make Rebecca’s copper piping side table
Be inspired by Rebecca’s look and give your living room an on-trend industrial twist by making a table with a metallic finish
ooking to add a statement side table to your living area? Have a go at making your very own piece with our simple to follow step-by-step project.
Top tip: Use a small dab of ketchup and a cloth to clean away any fingerprints from the copper pipes for a professional finish.
LEnsure you use Enough glue to hold the pipes together securely and take care to wipe away any Excess to avoid marking the copper
Take the piece of wood for the tabletop and make sure it measures 35 x 35cm (we had ours cut to size at B&Q, but you could also cut by hand). Paint with a coat of chalk paint and leave to dry before adding a second coat. Apply a layer of furniture wax over the top for extra protection, if desired.
12Measure and cut the pipes to the following lengths: 4 x 50cm, 2 x 30cm, 8 x 15cm. Use a clamp to hold the pipes while cutting them. Slot the pipes into place (image 3) with four 50cm lengths as the legs, joining onto a 15cm pipe at each end and a 30cm bar along the middle, both at the top and bottom. Trim the pipes if any are too long once slotted into the elbows and tees. Use Gorilla Glue (follow instructions on the bottle) inside each elbow and tee to stick the pipes in place. Hold or clamp to secure and leave to dry thoroughly before moving. Attach the tabletop using pipe clips and screws.**