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This entry was posted on November 12, 2015 by Korey Kashmer.

This holiday season the PVC Fittings Online team will be working on a series of DIY holiday crafts. We are excited to share these holiday craft ideas with you!

DIY PVC Christmas Tree

A PVC pipe Christmas tree can be a great, unique holiday décor item for your home this holiday season. This is a simple Christmas craft project that can be ideal for rooms with relatively less space, such as a smaller living room and can either be hung up or leaned up against a wall.

You can build a PVC Christmas tree using simple, affordable materials that we sell here at PVC Fittings Online along with additional materials sold at your local home improvement store.

Materials

  1. ¾-inch x 4ft x 6ft Plywood - Oak Plywood or Birch Plywood
  2. White Paint
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Paint Pail/Tray for diluting
  5. Miter box saw/pipe cutter
  6. A variety of PVC Pipes - 1 to 4.5 inches in diameter (We used 1",1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3")
  7. Painter’s Tape
  8. Gold Metallic Spray Paint
  9. 3 Tubes of Five-Minute Epoxy Adhesive
  10. Popsicle Sticks
  11. Tree Trunk Stencil
  12. Variety of Christmas ornaments
  13. Heavy Mirror Hanging Brackets for about 50lbs (optional)

How to Make a PVC Christmas Tree

  1. Dilute the white paint by pouring into a paint pail/tray, slowly adding a small amount of water and mixing.
  2. Paint one side of the plywood with the diluted white paint to create a white-washed look. Allow to the paint to completely dry.
  3. With the painter’s tape, create a triangle (tree) shape on the plywood, measuring 3 feet on the base and 5 feet on each side.
  4. Using a miter saw, cut the PVC pipes of 1 to 4.5 inches in diameter to various lengths anywhere between 2 to 3.5 inches in height.
  5. Place the cut pieces of PVC pipe within the perimeter of the painter’s tape to create your tree layout. Avoid placing too many of the same sized pieces near each other. Create the entire layout to ensure you have enough pieces of pipe before continuing.
  6. Using the Gold Metallic spray paint, spray paint all of the cut pieces of PVC pipe on the inside and outside. Allow the pieces to fully dry.
  7. Recreate the entire tree layout on the plywood with the dried, gold painted pieces of PVC pipe.
  8. Using the Five-Minute Epoxy adhesive, mix a quarter-size amount .
  9. Pick up a piece of the PVC pipe from your tree layout and spread the epoxy on the bottom side. Place the pipe on the plywood and press down to ensure the glued pipe sticks. Repeat this process with each piece of pipe until all pieces are glued to the plywood. Mix more epoxy glue as needed. Leave the glue to dry overnight.
  10. Measure how large you would like your tree trunk to be. Print the tree trunk stencil image in the appropriate size and cut white areas to use to spray paint through.
  11. Using the same metallic gold spray paint, paint through the stencil to create the tree trunk. Allow to dry and remove stencil paper.
  12. Remove painter’s tape.
  13. Stand the piece of plywood up and either hang it up using the mirror hanging hardware of lean against a wall of your choice.
  14. Place Christmas ornaments inside of pipes. Try to place different colored/shaped ornaments next to each other so they can stand out more.
  15. Your PVC pipe tree is all set! Sit back, enjoy your unique, homemade Christmas craft and take lots of photos!

Do you have any awesome, handmade Christmas crafts that you have made using PVC pipe? Please share with us, we’d love to hear from you!

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is almost here and I love decorating for the holiday season.

The main floor of our home doesn’t really have the floor space for an actual Christmas tree — so this year, our full-size Christmas tree will be put in our recently remodeled basement. But I still wanted a Christmas tree of some sort in our daily living area.

After seeing this PVC pipe tree idea from Martha Stewart (which doesn’t take up any floor space), I just had to build one myself!

I had the perfect spot in mind for this flat-ish PVC Christmas tree… We have an eat-in kitchen with a window off to the side of a peninsula in the area of the dining room table.

I have a window film on this particular window — because we have our toyhauler parked on the other side of it. The window film has a stained glass effect, which allows the light in but perfectly hides the less than stellar “toyhauler view.

I had a vision to place the PVC Christmas tree within the window frame — because who doesn’t love a window tree?

NOTE: There is a disclaimer about this PVC tree, which I would like to share with you — should you consider building one. The project was a big and messy job that required cutting and sanding the PVC pipe. It took more time and PVC pipe than I had initially anticipated. The tree would have also been quite costly if I had to buy all the PVC pipe new or acquire any new tools or supplies to get the job done. I was fortunate to have access to lots of random sized PVC pipes and tools — with the exception of one 10-foot x 3-inch PVC pipe from Home Depot that cost $20.

I ended up using about 25 total feet of various diameters of PVC pipe for this project.

Materials Needed To Make A PVC Christmas Tree

Here’s a list of the supplies I used for my PVC pipe Christmas tree:

  • Scrap pieces of PVC pipe (I had various diameter sizes: 1. 5-inch, 2-inch and 3-inch. If you don’t have any scrap pieces, I recommend buying 10-foot lengths of 2-, 3-, 4-, and/or 5-inch PVC pipe. The 3-inch is just not big enough to hold larger ornaments, and the 1.5-inch is just too small for anything except mini-ornaments. But it really depends what you’re trying to achieve. I had to buy one 10-foot length x 3-inch diameter pipe because I realized I didn’t have nearly enough PVC pipe after I started cutting the scrap pieces that I had on hand.)
  • Scrap pieces of 4×4-inch vinyl blank fence post sleeves (We had some left over from our basement remodel. I added the square pieces to the mix to hold the bigger ornaments and add to the dimension of the overall look.)
  • Miter saw
  • Sanding belt and disc combination
  • 2 cans of Primer spray paint
  • 1 can of White spray paint
  • 1 x 3 x 8 pieces of wood (the number of pieces will depend on the size of your tree)
  • Measuring tape
  • Gorilla glue construction adhesive
  • PVC cement
  • Acid brushes (to apply PVC cement)
  • Marker or pencil
  • Clamps
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Dust mask
  • Christmas ornaments

How To Build A PVC Christmas Tree

These are the steps I used to build a PVC pipe Christmas tree:

  1. I measured the window space I had to work with and imagined where I wanted the tree placed. I knew I wanted some space at the bottom of the isosceles triangle — so I factored in a stem too.
     
  2. I figured out the angles I would need to cut using this formula I found online. TIP: This formula can be used to calculate other things too (such as area) — if you want to try figure out how much PVC pipe you will need before you make a trip to the hardware store.
  3. I created the wood frame using 1 x 3 x 8 pieces of wood trim. I measured the length and used a miter saw to cut the required angles.
     
  4. I assembled the wood frame by gluing it together with Gorilla Glue. I started with the base and then basically built & glued the pieces while having it sit within the window frame. I let the finished tree frame set — so the glue could cure for a full 24 hours before touching it.
     
  5. I measured the window depth — so I knew how deep to cut the PVC pipe pieces. My window frame had a maximum depth of 4 inches.
  6. While the wood frame was curing, I started cutting the PVC pipe pieces. TIP: I recommend using mouth, ear, and eye protection when using a miter saw — especially when cutting the PVC pipe. It makes an absolute mess! A smock would be really handy since the PVC shavings get embedded in the fibers of your clothes.
     
  7. I proceeded to cut the various diameters of PVC pipe. I wanted to create dimension in my PVC tree by having various depths of pipe. For example, I cut the 3-inch pipe to 4 inches, the 2-inch pipe to 3.5 inches, the 1.5-inch to 3 inches, and the 4-inch vinyl post sleeves to a 3.25-inch depth.
  8. The scrap PVC needed a good cleaning because it had been sitting outside. So I loaded all the cut pieces into the dishwasher. (If you have brand new pipe, you get to skip this step.)
  9. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I found it very difficult to get a clean cut on PVC pipe using the miter saw. The larger diameter pipe was bigger than the blade — so it needed to be rotated to cut all the way through. Most of my cuts had jagged edges — which I knew would be magnified after painting. I wasn’t about to go through all that hard work to have jagged edges, so I enlisted help from my father-in-law. I brought the pieces to his amazing workshop which has every tool a project lover like me can think of — including the much needed belt and disc sander combination to smooth the jagged edges of the PVC pipes.

    (I tried sanding the pieces by hand, but gave up after realizing it was a futile attempt. Since I was dealing with so many PVC pieces, the project would have never been completed in time for Christmas!) My father-in-law painstakingly sanded each piece of PVC pipe using the disc sander to erase the jagged edges from my hack cuts. He created nice, smooth edges for each piece. TIP: You’ll want to wear a mask and eye protection — and plan to have a shower afterwards. It’s a messy job which should be done outside due to all of the PVC dust.
     
  10. The sanded pieces were dusty from the PVC shavings, so I rinsed them off before using them to assemble my PVC Christmas tree.
  11. I laid out the tree frame on a work cloth covered table — so I could start laying out the various pieces of PVC. TIP: The tree frame is really helpful in determining where to place the different size PVC pipes. Plus, it has the perfect amount of tension after fitting each piece like a puzzle — so you’ll never have to worry about it being crooked!
     
  12. Once I had the layout as I wanted it, I marked the connections (basically anywhere a pipe touched another pipe) with a marker — so I would know where to apply the PVC cement as it would be glued piece by piece within the frame. Marking the connections was really helpful in knowing where to place the cement — because some of them have multiple points of contact.  TIP: Do not use a black Sharpie marker like I did… use a pencil or light colored marker instead. The black Sharpie marks required a lot of primer to cover. Also, try to hide as much of the PVC print on the glue connections. Hiding the print up front will give you less to prime and cover in the paint process.
  13. The PVC cement bonds quite quickly, so I just worked my way from side to side gluing contact points to each other — applying the cement to both connected pieces but not to the wood frame. TIP: Use clamps on any pieces which don’t seem to have enough tension holding them in place on their own.
     
  14. Originally, I had planned to keep this PVC Christmas tree within the frame because I thought it would need the support. But the PVC cement worked so well keeping the entire tree intact and supporting itself — and I liked the look of it without the wood frame. Since, I had already factored in a stem with the wood frame, I had my father-in-law cut another piece of 3-inch diameter scrap pipe, and he screwed it on with brackets to keep it in place as the base.
  15. The tree surprisingly stayed together on its own — solidly and intact. It was ready to be primed and painted.
  16. My husband and father-in-law helped with the primer. We sprayed only the front side and used 2 full cans of primer. (As mentioned earlier, the Sharpie marks and the PVC stampings were really stubborn to cover.) Once the primer was dry, I used 1 can of white spray paint to finish the paint job and give the PVC tree a nice, crisp look.
  17. I placed the PVC pipe Christmas tree in the window. Although it felt relatively stable, I used some double-sided velcro tape to prevent any movement from side to side. (I don’t quite have a solution for “visibly appealing” anchoring just yet.)
  18. With the tree in place, it was finally time for the decorations! I filled each space using some cherished Christmas ornaments given to us by a sweet family. It was fun to fill up the PVC spaces for an eclectic, yet cohesive look.

Although this DIY project was a hot mess and a lot of work, I absolutely love how the PVC Christmas tree turned out!

I even decided to take it a step further by illuminating the glass from the outside with one of those Star Shower laser lights. At night, the green and red laser lights shine through from outside — illuminating the tree so pretty. The stained glass window film diffuses the lasers and really adds to the effect.

Besides not taking up any space, I adore this PVC Christmas tree for 2 special reasons:

  1. I got to build it with help from and time spent with my father-in-law and my husband.
  2. The tree is filled with ornaments that belonged to a sweet family who not only moved into our hearts but also to South Africa for 2 years on a missions trip. So now I get to think of them every time I look at the tree. Read more about their mission here.

This is the perfect Christmas tree for anyone with limited space.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Candida

I’m a first-time mom. I work from home and write — mostly about my outdoor adventures, DIY projects, newly discovered products, and helpful tips as a first-time mom. I also like to share details about the alternative choices I’m exploring, as I enjoy this journey called motherhood. My family includes a toddler, 2 stepchildren, 1 dog, 1 cat, and a wonderful husband. My pre-pregnancy life was full of freedom and adventure, so I have a fresh new perspective when it comes to walking away from a career to become a full time stay at home Mama.

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How to build a greenhouse from PVC pipes with your own hands - step-by-step instructions with photos, videos and drawings

Various materials are used for self-construction of greenhouses in summer cottages - wood, aluminum or steel profile. Increasingly, you can find greenhouses built from PVC pipes. This material is in many ways superior to traditionally used materials, and the structure of it is easy to design and build with your own hands. At the same time, the cost will be much lower than that of a similar purchase design. 9Ol000 PVC and additional materials

  • 3.1 Ways of connecting pipes

  • 4 Calculation of the required amount of materials, tools

    • 4.1 Table: calculation of the length of the arc for the construction of a greenhouse

  • 5 Materials for covering a greenhouse

  • 6 step -by -step instructions for the construction of a greenhouse from PVC pipes

    9000 9000 9000 6.1 video: independent construction of a greenhouse from a greenhouse from a greenhouse PVC pipes

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a greenhouse made of PVC pipes

    For construction using PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes, you will need to prepare the foundation, mount the frame using connecting elements, and fix the covering material. The work will not take much time, and the greenhouse can be erected within a few days.

    Polycarbonate can be mounted to the PVC frame

    PVC pipe is well suited for assembling the frame, because the finished structure has a number of advantages:

  • relatively low cost;
  • is not subject to degradation under the influence of precipitation;
  • high temperature resistant, flame retardant;
  • can be combined with other materials;
  • is lightweight. The finished frame can be transferred to a new location without prior disassembly;
  • thanks to the elasticity of the pipes, it is suitable for the construction of greenhouses of various shapes - arched, single-pitched, gable;
  • looks aesthetically pleasing and does not require additional processing;
  • if necessary, the size of the structure can be changed by adding or moving frame parts;
  • has a long service life. With proper maintenance, it can last up to 20 years.
  • Reinforced film will last much longer than usual

    The main disadvantage of the greenhouse is the limited service life of the polyethylene coating and its low thermal insulation properties. But this can be easily eliminated if, instead of conventional film, more expensive materials are used - reinforced film or polycarbonate.

    To prevent PVC pipes from cracking under the influence of ultraviolet rays during prolonged use, glue them with masking tape or wrap them with a cloth before installation

    Photo gallery: examples of greenhouses from PVC pipes

    used wooden bars
    9099
    for the pediments of chipboard, OSB-plate, plywood
    90999999999999999 Reinforced film used for covering material
    Polycarbonate cover will last long enough

    The size largely depends on the size of the plot and the height of the plants to be grown. For growing seedlings, a height of 1 m is sufficient, for peppers, tomatoes and eggplants - 2 - 2.5 m. Their width is 0.8–1.1 m. We leave a passage between the beds so that we can take care of the plants and move freely. Its width will be 0.6–0.8 m. Based on this, the width will be 2.2–3 m.

    We leave a passage between the beds in the greenhouse for plant care

    A separate structure should be located away from tall plants and at a distance of at least 5 m from buildings so that the plants receive enough light throughout the daylight hours . If the greenhouse will be adjacent to a house or other building, then it should be located on the south side.

    It is better to place a greenhouse at a distance from buildings and tall trees

    We choose a place for construction away from groundwater and not in a lowland to avoid stagnant water. The greenhouse should be located in the direction from north to south. After determining the location and dimensions, we proceed to draw up a drawing. Thanks to him, it will be possible to calculate the required number of pipes, connecting elements and covering material.

    On the drawing, indicate the dimensions of the greenhouse and the distance between the pipes

    Since the pipes are quite flexible, elements to reinforce the frame should be considered. If the greenhouse is large, for the rigidity of the structure, it is necessary to use longitudinal or diagonal elements from the same material, a wooden bar or a metal profile. They will protect the film for shelter from sagging, and polycarbonate from collapse under the weight of snow.

    If there are not enough reinforcing elements, the frame may collapse under the weight of snow

    Having worked out the scheme in more detail, you can clarify the necessary details: methods of fastening the covering material, fastening the ridge, options for connecting pipes, determine the location of doors and transoms, and also calculate the cost of necessary consumables.

    On the drawing we indicate all the necessary details

    The distance between the arcs is determined depending on the type of greenhouse. If a collapsible structure is planned, the step between them will be 0.8–1 m, for a stationary greenhouse, the step between the arcs should be reduced to 0.5–0.7 m. This will avoid the destruction of the greenhouse under the weight of a thick layer of snow.

    PVC pipes and accessories selection guide

    PVC pipes are used for plumbing, plumbing, ventilation, and drainage installations and are available from hardware stores. The pipe required for the construction of an arched greenhouse should have a diameter of 25-32 mm, and 50 mm or more for vertical racks in single-pitched and double-pitched structures. The wall thickness will be at least 4.2 mm.

    For the construction of a greenhouse, the pipe must have a diameter of at least 25 mm

    When choosing pipes, give preference to high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers. Check the quality certificate and select European-made pipes that meet the standards. This guarantees a longer service life. For pipe connections choose thermoset tees, couplings and crosses with a wall thickness of 3 mm.

    For installation, special crosses and corners are used.

    Metal pins from reinforcement are required to strengthen the frame of the greenhouse. They are selected in such a way that the pin fits snugly inside the pipe and does not require additional fastening. The length of the pin will be 0.6-0.8 m.

    The pin must fit snugly into the pipe

    Pipe connection methods

    Standard PVC pipes are available in lengths of 1, 2, 3 and 6 m. Several methods can be used to connect them:

    • bonding with special adhesive and fittings;
    • for furniture bolts;
    • using a welding iron;
    • with special clamps and ties.

    Bolts or clamps and ties are used to assemble the frame of mobile greenhouses. This allows you to disassemble the greenhouse for the winter and easily assemble it in the spring, and remove the film.

    Bonding PVC pipe with a cross

    For the installation of a stationary greenhouse, it is better to use special welding or glue. For greenhouses with this type of frame, polycarbonate is used as a covering material.

    Pipe bonding with a welding iron

    Calculation of the required amount of materials, tools

    The amount of materials is calculated based on a pre-drawn drawing. One of the most important parameters for building an arched greenhouse is the length of the arc. Knowing the width of the greenhouse and its height, it can be calculated using the formula:

    The length of the arc is calculated based on the width and height of the structure

    Where L is the length of the arc, B is the width of the greenhouse, h is its height.

    Thus, with a standard arc length of 6 m, we have a greenhouse 3 m wide and 1. 5 m high. You can increase its height by changing the height of the wooden frame or by flooding the strip foundation.

    By setting the parameters of the greenhouse, you can calculate the length of the arc

    For the greenhouse of the most common size, the length of the arc can be found using the table below. For non-standard greenhouse sizes, you can use the online calculators offered by the Internet.

    Table: Calculation of the length of the arc for the construction of the greenhouse

    9027, 4 m 9
    Width in H = 1.8 m 2.0 m 9024. , 2 m h = 2.4 m
    2.2 m 3.5 3.8 4.1
    3.4 3.8 4.1 4.5
    2.6 m 3.7 4.1 4.5 4. 9
    2.8 m 4.0 4.8 5.3
    3.0 m 4,2 4.7 5.2 5.7

    frame. As a rule, this is a ridge, two side and two lower parts of the screed, which are made from the same pipe or from a wooden beam. To calculate the length of the screed, multiply by the number.

    Each greenhouse will require an individual calculation of consumables

    To build an arched greenhouse 4 m long, 2.4 m wide and 2 m high, we will need:

  • PVC pipe - 16 pcs. with a length of 6 m and a diameter of 25 mm;
  • single-plane cross - 5 pcs.;
  • single tee with 90 angle o — 28 pcs.;
  • 45 9 single tee0354 about - 4 pcs.;
  • two-way tee - 4 pcs.;
  • corner 90 o – 16 pcs.;
  • self-tapping screws or bolts for fastening the side ties - 36 pcs.;
  • two-arm clamp - 18 pcs.;
  • self-tapping screws for fastening clamps 55 mm - 36 pcs. ;
  • door hinges - 8 pcs.;
  • self-tapping screws for attaching hinges 24 mm - 48 pcs.;
  • fittings for fixing pipes -
  • polyethylene film (reinforced) 11 mm thick - 8 m with a width of 6 m;
  • wooden strips for fixing the film;
  • self-tapping screws for fastening the rail.
  • Special cutters are used for cutting pipes

    The following tools will be needed for work:

  • tape measure;
  • spade;
  • hammer or screwdriver;
  • hacksaw or pipe cutters;
  • welding iron for connecting pipes to fittings.
  • Greenhouse covering materials

    Polyethylene film is the most common covering material. It has a low cost, transmits light and provides sufficient thermal insulation. Recently, more and more often used for greenhouses and greenhouses use reinforced film. It is somewhat more expensive, but will also last longer. It is desirable to remove any film for the winter, as it collapses under the influence of negative temperatures.

    Reinforced film will last much longer than ordinary polyethylene

    Polycarbonate is the most durable, but also the most expensive material. Requires certain processing skills. A greenhouse with a polycarbonate cover does not require disassembly at the end of the season, it can last 7-10 years.

    Cellular polycarbonate - the most durable material for covering greenhouses and hotbeds

    Textile covering material ("spunbond", "agrotex" and their analogues) - light and durable, can be removed from the greenhouse frame during use, and then attached to it again. Has a relatively low cost. It is easy to wash, has good light transmission, but at the same time provides the lowest thermal insulation.

    Agrotex is easy to remove and wash, can be used for several years.

    Do-it-yourself step-by-step instructions for building a greenhouse from PVC pipes

    1. We level the selected piece of land, check it with a building level. It is recommended to first remove a layer of soil 3-5 cm deep, and then cover it with a layer of crushed stone (10-20 mm) and a layer of sandstone (10-20 mm). We drive pegs into the ground in the corners, and mark the place of the boundaries of the future frame with a stretched cord. Using a tape measure, we measure the diagonals and make sure that the readings are the same - this will eliminate the possible skew of the structure.

      When marking, it is important to observe the diagonal

    2. From boards or timber, pre-treated with an antiseptic, we mount a rectangular frame.

      We mount the base for the greenhouse from timber or boards

      We drive the pins from the reinforcement into its inner corners to avoid displacement during further installation.

      We fix the box with reinforcement

    3. On both sides of the wooden rectangle, we drive the pins from the reinforcement into the ground, deepening them by half the length. We place them strictly opposite, and leave the distance between the bars according to the drawing.

      Metal rods are driven in from both sides of the box

    4. We put pre-cut pipes on pegs so that arcs are obtained.

      The pipes are put on the pipes so that

      If a large diameter pipe is used, bend it with a pipe bender or a hot air gun.

      To give the pipe the desired shape, use a building hair dryer

      To avoid deformation of the pipe during heating, sand or table salt should be poured inside, and both ends of the pipe should be plugged with plugs. For greater strength, pipes are additionally fixed to the wooden base of the greenhouse with metal clamps.

      We use special metal clamps to fasten pipes to a wooden frame.

    5. We prepare the door and transom frame. To do this, you can use wooden bars. A film is attached to the prepared wooden frame with the help of rails and self-tapping screws.

      For the manufacture of doors and transoms we use wooden bars

    6. We attach stiffeners to the frame of the greenhouse. For this we use special clamps.

      Plastic clamps are used for convenience

    7. We fix wooden blocks in the end parts of the greenhouse. We form the basis for the door and vents. Cross bars reinforce the structure.

      Using self-tapping screws we fix wooden bars to the frame of the greenhouse

    8. We cover the greenhouse with a film, attaching it to the wooden base with special rails and nails or self-tapping screws.

      For convenience, we use wooden slats

      First, the film is attached to one side of the greenhouse, and then it is thrown to the other side. We leave a margin of film for the design of the end part.

      For the design of the ends left a stock of film

    9. Close up the end parts. We stretch the film well and attach it from the inside of the greenhouse. We cut off the excess film, leaving a small margin.

      We stretch the film and fasten it with rails from the inside of the greenhouse

    10. At the ends of the greenhouse, we fasten the door and vents with the help of hinges. It is recommended to sprinkle the finished structure along the perimeter of the base with earth to prevent the penetration of cold air.

      After installing the doors and vents, the greenhouse is almost ready

    Video: self-construction of a greenhouse from PVC pipes

    A greenhouse built from PVC pipes will help grow seedlings and harvest a good harvest. It will serve for several years without requiring additional investments for repairs. If you think over additional heating and lighting systems, the greenhouse can be used as a greenhouse, delighting loved ones with greens and fresh vegetables all year round.

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    • 2 Children's house in the yard
        • We used to build structures for games with chairs, pillows and blankets. So why not help the younger generation today and build a real children's house with your own hands? You can use any available materials - wood, PVC or aluminum pipes, plywood, wooden pallets or thick cardboard.

          Playhouse in the apartment

          Even in a small room, it is quite possible to install a small frame, covered with fabric, in the form of a tent or wigwam. If square meters allow, build a full-fledged wooden or plywood house in the nursery in the form of a fabulous hut, carriage, trailer, rocket or ship.

          Tepee house

          As you know, wigwam is a special design, consisting of several long poles connected at the top and covered with dense fabric. Such a structure can be easily dismantled and put away for storage, moved from room to room, taken out into the fresh air, into the yard or packed into the trunk of a car and transported to a garden plot.

          And it's not difficult to make such a children's wigwam play house.

          • carefully sanded and varnished or varnished wooden slats 120 cm long and 2-4 cm thick; for outdoor installation, you can also use strong tree branches, but only if (!) If even the smallest knots are cut down from them
          • PVC plumbing pipes
          • light aluminum tubes, for example left over from old curtains

          Wigwam manufacturing scheme

          To fit the tent house, it is better to choose dense linen or cotton, which allow air to pass through well. Under such an awning, children will be comfortable and easy to breathe even on hot days.

          The simplest wigwam structure - three poles, firmly connected in the upper part at a distance of 10-20 cm from the top. To make the fastening strong, it is still better to connect them with bolts by drilling holes in the upper part of the frame.

          The design can be slightly complicated by making a rigid base for it from wooden slats or pipes, which will be installed on the floor. There is no need to make a crossbar from the side of the entrance to the wigwam - the children will constantly stumble about it.

          Wigwam Tent Pattern

          In principle, you can build a full-fledged tent in the form of a quadrangle or a tent, but you will have to tinker with the frame fasteners a little longer. We will talk about this below.

          Tent or tent made of PVC pipes

          Water pipes made of plastic have been used by craftsmen for a long time not only for their intended purpose. After all, they make quite durable and comfortable garden chairs, tables and even greenhouses.

          Types of outdoor children's tents

          Children's house made of PVC pipes will be very convenient. And the probability of getting hurt even if the naughty children overturn it on themselves is minimal - after all, the frame will turn out to be light.

          By the way, that's why it should be screwed to the floor. Otherwise, he will constantly move from place to place.

          So, we tell you in detail how to build a children's house from PVC pipes:

          How to sew an awning for a children's tent-house

          You can buy a new fabric or use unnecessary bedspreads or curtains for sewing an awning. A white sheet can be decorated with themed applications or painted with paints together with the child.

          Fold thin fabric in half so that it does not sag. It's great if there are bright colored patches in the house - they can be sewn into a single canvas.

          • cloth
          • scissors
          • fairly thick threads
          • drawstring

          So, let's get to work:

          Fairy house made of cardboard

          There are ready-made cardboard buildings for sale - you just have to decorate them at your discretion. But it will be better if you make and paint the house with the children from start to finish.

          Children's house made of cardboard

          Its design can be either simple, with a door and a window, or complex design. You can attach a tower, a porch to it, make a dwelling for children from several rooms with furniture, etc.

          The cost of manufacturing such a structure is almost negligible. But the joy of the children from this is unlikely to be less.

          • several large cardboard boxes (refrigerator boxes, TV boxes, etc. will do)
          • construction knife: it will be more convenient to cut parts
          • stapler and tape for fastening individual parts

          It is better not to cut through the doors and windows to the end - let them be opening-closing. Although they can be hung on tape. Window and door openings are best done in the form of an arch or any thematic figure. The gable roof is also attached with adhesive tape. The joints must be glued on both sides.

          For furniture, use a double layer of cardboard to make it stronger. If the house is spacious enough, not only tables, chairs and chairs can be made of cardboard, but also a washing machine, a kitchen stove with painted burners, a TV set, a refrigerator, a bed for a doll, etc.

          Attach a bright dog house to the house, in in which your favorite toy puppy will settle. Build a cardboard fence next to the house and “plant” several carrots, flowers or an apple tree cut out of cardboard from colored paper.

          Young artist at work

          Decorate the windows of this makeshift house with chintz curtains and lay a rug. Outside, the dwelling can be pasted over with fabric, wallpaper residues or colored napkins, painted with paints, decorated with appliqué, bright balloons, flags and garlands.

          Let the child participate in the finishing process by handing him a brush and paints.

          Plywood structure

          It will take no more than a couple of days to make such a house:

          Children's house in the yard

          For children living in an apartment, a cottage may seem like a boring place. In order for the addiction process to go as quickly and imperceptibly as possible, take care of creating a playground and a cozy house with your favorite toys.

          Such a structure will be an excellent decoration of a garden or house adjoining area.

          There are many options for making fabulous dwellings in the yard.

          • wood
          • plywood
          • Fiberboard or chipboard
          • polycarbonate
          • vinyl siding
          • pallets (pallets)
          • waterproof fabric stretched over a frame made of PVC or wooden slats
          • tree branches, etc.

          There are many ideas for children's houses. As a basis for the design, you can take not only images from the network, but also pictures from children's books. Attach a slide and swing to the house.

          It is better to place the pool at a distance, otherwise water will constantly get into the children's home. Drywall for roof and wall construction should not be used - even moisture resistant, it will quickly swell in the rain.

          For a children's playground, it is necessary to choose a well-visible place without drafts. Do not start construction in a lowland, where rainwater constantly accumulates.

          Polycarbonate

          Polycarbonate used in greenhouse construction will not work here. For a children's house for a summer residence, it is necessary to purchase colored plastic with a lesser degree of transparency.

          House from color translucent polycarbonate

          It is mounted on a frame of metal, PVC or wooden bars:

          Wooden structure

          9000 wooden houses with a fit of the bail room

        • 62 structure depends on the growth of the child. But children grow up quickly, so it's better to build with a margin.

          Tree house

          Children's tree house

          Pallet house

          Wooden pallets (pallets) are an excellent building material. Since the solid boards are already knocked together in them, you can assemble the playhouse quickly enough.


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