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Beyond Basics: Advanced Techniques for Designing Your Pipe Furniture

Beyond Basics: Advanced Techniques for Designing Your Pipe Furniture

Are you looking to take your DIY pipe creations to the next level? Get ready to elevate your design game and start creating truly unique and unconventional pieces!

At PIPE DECOR®, we offer kits that make it easy to build your own pipe furniture, but you can unlock your true potential by attempting some more advanced techniques. When you’re ready to move beyond the basics, here are a few new tips to try.

pipe hooks

1. Mix and Match

A great way to elevate your pipe furniture design is by mixing and matching different pipe materials. Instead of going with standard black steel pipes, introduce accents like brass or galvanized pipes into the mix to add some contrast to your design. This creates visual interest and gives a distinctive eye-catching look to your furniture.

2. Add Custom Details

Another way to make your DIY pipe furniture more interesting is to add custom details for personalization. You can add etchings to your pipes or engravings on wood components to create a truly unique piece you won’t find anywhere else. Our pipes and fittings can also be painted for a totally custom look.

pipe console table

3. Get Creative with Shapes and Patterns

There’s no one way to configure pipes together to build your furniture. Although there are countless guides and instructions online on which parts work best for a specific piece of furniture, you can experiment with different configurations of pipes, elbows, tees, flanges, and other fittings to come up with unconventional shapes and creative patterns that can transform regular DIY pipe furniture into stunning art.

4. Incorporate Different Materials

One of the most enjoyable aspects of creating DIY pipe furniture is the flexibility to use any material you want. You don’t have to limit yourself to using only pipes for your creation: you can combine them with wood, leather, and other materials. The unexpected contrast can add a whole new dimension to your design. Try experimenting with different materials and see what you can come up with.

pipe shelf

5. Add Creative Accents

Sometimes it’s the little things that give your design the biggest impact. Consider adding unusual elements like gears, handles, or other salvaged items as decorative elements to your design. Add a few of these accents here and there and see which works for you.


Adding your own spin to a traditional design can result in a unique look. Try experimenting by combining different design styles to see what you can come up with. The key to creating truly unique and unconventional pipe furniture is to get inspired and think outside the box. Happy designing!

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