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How to make a desk organizer with PVC pipe

Create a unique desk organizer from PVC pipe, shelf liner and a tile base to place in the kitchen, craft room or wherever you do the taxes. A heavy subway tile is the base for this project, but it's not always easy to find. In lieu of the tile, use a heavy wood or brick paver with similar dimensions. The point is to find something to balance the angles of the holders.
Use any self-adhesives to wrap around the PVC pipes, or spray paint them. Make it one pattern or completely random. Although the video doesn't show how to cut the pipe, it is included in the written instructions.
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Materials
- 3 pieces of PVC pipe, 7 inches long, approximately 2-inch internal diameter
- Ruler
- Marker
- Hacksaw (not shown) or miter box and saw
- Clamp (not shown)
- 3 types of decorative contact paper or self-adhesive shelf liner
- Painter’s tape
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Rectangular subway tile, 4 x 12 inches
- Tube of E6000
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Instructions
1. Place one of the pipe pieces horizontally. Measure and place a mark 3 ½ inches in from the left edge of the pipe.
2. (Step not shown) Clamp the pipe to a workbench and use a hacksaw or miter box and saw to cut it in half at a 45-degree angle.
3. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining two pipe pieces.
4. Unroll 1 foot of contact paper or shelf liner so the back is facing up. Tape the edge to the work surface.
5. Place one piece of cut pipe flat on the paper with the point side touching the paper and the bottom lined up with the bottom of the paper. Roll the paper around the pipe to determine how much is needed to cover the pipe.
6. Use a pencil to mark the width on the bottom of the paper. Make a mark above and parallel to the first mark where the point hits.
7. Untape the roll. Cut from the left edge to the second mark, then down to the bottom edge.
8. Wrap the cut piece around the pipe piece. Do not remove the adhesive. Gently push in the paper around the angled top so it leaves a light crease.
9. Remove the paper. Trace the creases with a pencil and cut along the marks.
10. Wrap the cut piece around the PVC so the contours match. Remove 1 inch of the paper’s backing. Adhere the paper to the PVC. Unwrap the rest of the paper and pull off the backing. Adhere the paper to the PVC.
11. Repeat steps 4 through 10 for four additional PVC pieces, using whatever contact paper is desired.
12. Place the tile flat. Apply a ring of E6000 adhesive around the angled base of a PVC piece. Press the PVC firmly into place ½ inch in from the right side and 1 inch down from the top edge of the tile, with the point at the top.
13. Apply a ring of E6000 adhesive around the angled base of a PVC piece. Press the PVC firmly into place directly to the left of the first PVC piece and 1/8 inch from the top edge of the tile.
14. Repeat steps 12 and 13, alternating heights until the five pieces are glued down. Let them dry. Place the tile wherever is desired.
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