Diy Pvc Pipe Newborn Backdrop Stand

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I’ve got a newborn session coming upwards this weekend, and decided to finally act on the idea for a DIY backdrop stand that has been floating around in my mind. A few searches online revealed ideas like to mine, so I decided I wasn’t completely crazy and set off for the home comeback store to assemble the supplies.

I knew the neb wouldn’t be very large, but I was really pleased to meet it come up in at just under $20! Can’t beat that for a sturdy, portable stand.

If you lot’d like to make one of your ain, requite these instructions a effort. Delight, please experience complimentary to post your questions and I’ll do my best to answer them for y’all. The procedure may expect complicated, only I hope yous it isn’t. Yous’ll smile at how simple it was once you’re admiring your handy work.

Supplies Y’all’ll Need:

(3) 10-foot lengths of 1-inch, schedule 40 PVC pipe
(2) xc-caste, slip-in elbows {that ways without threads}
(8) T-Shape slip-in connectors
(8) Sideslip-in end caps
A Hack saw or pipage-cutting tool {available in the plumbing section}

How to Build:

Now, this is where things get a scrap more complicated! If you’re like me, transporting several 10-foot lengths of pipe won’t be a possibility. I’ve got a somewhat small SUV, and wasn’t up to the challenge of tying things down with a toddler in tow. If this sounds like you, discover a helpful employee at the store and kindly ask them if they’ll assist you make a couple of cuts and so you tin more hands transport your PVC.

Ask for the following cuts:

(4) Five-foot lengths {will use up two of your iii x-pes lengths of PVC}
(2) Three-pes lengths
(ane) Four-foot length

This will allow you to maneuver the PVC through the store and into your motorcar, and it’ll save you a few cuts at dwelling house likewise!

Next, you’ll need to brand several more cuts at home. Work carefully and measure well to create an fifty-fifty, easy-to-work with backdrop stand.

The following is a complete listing of cuts, with notes made if they have already been made for y’all by your helpful store employee:

(2) V-foot lengths {already washed!}
(2) 3-foot lengths
(2) ii-foot lengths {cutting these from the remaining v-human foot sections}
(4) 18-inch lengths {cut from the two iii-foot sections}
(8) 6-inch lengths {cut from the iv-human foot section}

Assembly looks like this:

…and this:

Once you’ve cut everything to the appropriate length, you tin simply fit information technology together like a puzzle. I originally planned to glue some of my elbows and things in identify, just afterward putting it together, I opted to skip the mucilage. This is considering I have a prissy, tight fit without the glue, and because I like the selection to completely detach the pieces and create something unlike if I wish.

Some annotation-worthy thoughts and suggestions:

-Wait for fittings that
are not

threaded. You lot shouldn’t run into threads on Whatsoever of your connecting pieces, and if you practice, you’ll need to find the slip-in pieces before you tin assemble your project.
-Brand sure your PVC pipe is the same size every bit your fittings! Continuing in front of that big wall of fittings and connectors, it’s piece of cake to grab from the wrong box. Double check each piece before y’all pay.
-Buy some heavy-duty clamps while you’re at the hardware store, equally pictured below. They’re very sturdy, and will hold your blankets, cloth, etc. in place.

The final stride? Inquire your super-beautiful model to stand up in front of your properties stand and have it for a test-drive. My model was a bit distracted, but daddy will exist pleased to see his prop selection:

If y’all follow my tutorial, I’d love to hear about your feel!!