Thursday, June 14, 2007
Steampunk Material: Copper Piping
After seeing the 3 Rings office yesterday, in particular the bike rack, a light bulb went off: Pipes! Pipes are nice and steampunk. What if I built a gate out of copper pipes?
So today, I spent some time researching copper pipe fabrication. There are a number of really interesting furniture pieces that people have made out there. The plant stands above are a particularly nice example, but there are many many more. I'm including a slide show below of some of the ideas I found.
Mirrors! Frames! Trellises! Tables!
So I'm going to investigate my garden gate idea some more, but I'll leave you with some ideas for using copper piping in your own home:
--on top of a chair rail. perferably oxidized a nice cool green.
--framing an entry way or room division (a nice 4-5 inch pipe would be good for this)
--in the kitchen as a pot rack
--towel racks in the bathroom