Basic Pillar Candle Holder
If you have never worked with iron pipe and pipe fittings, this is a good way to get acquainted with the media. This is an easy project to start.
Just a few fundamentals about pipe and fittings. When you go to buy them, you’ll need to know a few things. There is the diameter of the pipe and the pipe fitting that will fit with it.
For this project, you’ll need iron flanges and some pipe connectors.
I used 1/2-inch pipe, the most common size. At the hardware store(you can only get these at a hardware store or online), pipe diameters come in a lot of sizes. A 3/8-inch pipe is thinner than a 1/2-inch and a 1-inch is bigger. These are their sizes.
You’ll see a description of “12×2” the “12” means it’s a 1/2inch diameter and the “2” indicates its 2-inches length. The fittings will also indicate for example, that it’s a 1/2-inch flange. The “1/2” means a 1/2-inch pipe can be threaded into this flange. You must match the diameter sizes of the pipe connector you’re using with the pipe fittings.