Now that you’ve discovered what tinktube is all about, you’re ready to tackle your first pipes and joints DIY project!
Make a plan
Define your cust list
Use the right tools
Order and build!
Make a plan
The first step is to put your thoughts and ideas on paper. Get a pen & paper and start sketching! This is the best way to determine the dimensions of your project and what you’ll need (surface, wheels…) to build it.
Once that’s done, you’ll be able to plan your parts list: which fittings will you need, which accessories? Visit the online shop or check out a free plan that’s similar to your idea, and adapt the design to your custom project.
Determine the dimensions
How big is the room where you’ll use your project? Adapt your project to that space!
Sketch a plan
Don’t worry if you’re not a Picasso. Pick up a pen, a piece of paper and get creative! ??
Plan your parts list
Which connectors will you use? Do you need a surface? Wheels? Other accessories?
A free printable tool to draw your
projects with 3D perspective.
Define your cut list
There’s a difference between the global dimensions of your project and the length of the tubes that will be inserted between the joints. Once you learn how to calculate the pipe length, you’re good to go!
Learn how to calculate the pipe length and plan the exact number of tubes you’ll need to build your project. All you need to know is in this video!
Learn the 2-inch cutting rule ?
The pipes need to be cut a few inches shorter than the actual dimensions of the structure. It’s crucial to understand this rule to calculate the number of pipes you’ll need.
Determine how many pipes you’ll need
Once you know the total length of pipe you need, you can determine how many pipes to buy for your project -knowing the full-length tubes are 92″-.
Pick your parts
tinktube’s shop has a wide variety of pipes, joints, accessories, and tools! Esteban walks you through the different products and options in this video, guiding you through the shop to make it easier for you to plan your project.
Psst: The pipe cutter and the Allen wrench are the MVPs of all builds! Make sure to grab each of those if you don’t already have them at home.
You can choose between 4 kinds of pipes. Paint the galvanized pipes for a custom look!
Browse across more than 35 different connectors to build your unique DIY project.
Accessories and tools
You’ll need a pipe cutter and an allen wrench to build your project.
Safety first! Self tap screws and anchors are the ultimate way to build a safe project.
Build your project
This is where the fun begins! Cut the pipes, assemble the connectors, tighten the bolts, repeat. You’ll realize how easy it is once you’ve watched Esteban build his project.