Pipe Furniture

Pipe Furniture

This open resource page covers do-it-yourself pipe furniture plans and instructions for chair, couch, table, and shelving construction. These DIY pipe furniture designs are a component of the open source One Community Duplicable City Center.

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PIPE FURNITURE DESIGNS

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WHAT IS DIY PIPE FURNITURE

Pipe Furniture Construction Icon, DIY pipe chair, DIY pipe table, DIY pipe shelving, DIY pipe couch, recycled pipe construction, building with pipes, pipe furniture, open source pipe designs, eco-pipe construction, Duplicable City Center Pipe Furniture, green living, sustainable community, upcycled pipe designs, One CommunityPipe furniture is simple, sturdy, and sustainable furniture made using recycled pipe for the frame. This pipe can be purchased new or be salvaged pipe. Pipe furniture gives an alluring natural addition to the room, contains resilience and strength lacking in other furniture, and is easy to maintain. A diversity of different pipe and wood options can be used.

 

WHY OPEN SOURCE DIY PIPE FURNITURE

Pipe Furniture Construction Icon, DIY pipe chair, DIY pipe table, DIY pipe shelving, DIY pipe couch, recycled pipe construction, building with pipes, pipe furniture, open source pipe designs, eco-pipe construction, Duplicable City Center Pipe Furniture, green living, sustainable community, upcycled pipe designs, One CommunityThere are many materials that end up in landfills but take centuries to biodegrade. Pipe is one of those materials. By open sourcing pipe furniture designs, we hope to provide an option for building furniture that is extremely durable, can be assembled and disassembled, and has the option to be constructed using 100% repurposed materials. We see using repurposed materials as especially easy for people building complete teacher/demonstration hubs with any of the 7 village models and/or the Duplicable City Center.

 

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CONSULTANTS ON THE PIPE FURNITURE DESIGNS

Flávia Galimberte BozedaArchitecture and Interior Design Student (initial shelf concept)
Iris HsuIndustrial Designer – chair, couch and lighting design, assembly instructions, final shelf design
Gabriel MadeiraIndustrial Design Student with a Technical in Graphic Design (initial shelf concept

 

PIPE TABLECHAIR

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purple gear, how this works, gear iconBelow are easy-to-read instructions, simple videos, clear diagrams, and professional downloads for all aspects of the Pipe TableChair. This chair features a pipe frame, wooden back and seat, and optional seat and seat-back cushion. When tipped forward, the chair converts to to a table with built-in storage that can also be used as a place to place a wireless keyboard for out-of-the-way typing.

Pipe TableChair construction is discussed here with the following sections:

 

MATERIALS

One of the big advantages of the pipe chair over traditional furniture is that there are only two materials necessary to create it. The first material is the piping, which can be either PVC or metal piping. The second material is the backing and seat, which can be made of plastic, wood, or even metal. All materials that are quite sturdy, will last for many years, and provide a broad diversity of different appearances.

Pipe chair styles

Below are some of the many possibilities and different styles of the pipe chair. Different kinds of woods and stains can be used, as well as different types of cushions or fold-able mats which can be attached to provide  additional comfort. The top 8 chairs have cushions attached to them, while the bottom 8 do not. The pipes can also be painted in different colors to match the decor of the rooms they are in.

Pipe Chair Materials

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

Below you can find the diagram showing the materials required to create one TableChair as well as the step-by-step process of assembling one TableChair. Click on the image to see the full-sized diagram in a new window.

Pipe Chair Materials Collage

Here is a written materials list from the image:

  • 8 of  1-1/4″ Pipe Elbows
  • 14 of  1-1/4″ Tee Joints
  • 2 of  1″ by 13″ Pipes
  • 3 of  1″ by 22″ Pipes
  • 10 of  1″ by 24″ Pipes
  • 1 of  1″ by 40″ by 25″ Wood
  • 1 of  1″ by 22.5″ by 25.5″ Wood
  • 1 of  1″ by 22.5″ by 26.5″ Wood

 

DIAGRAMS

The below images represent the most common different-use scenarios possible with the TableChair.

Single-Table-Collage, pipe furniture

The pipe chairs being used as a single table. Also doubles as storage.

Large-Table-Collage, pipe furniture

The pipe chairs being used as a large table.

Group-Working-at-Pipe-Chair-Table, pipe furniture

Group of people working at a large pipe chair table.

Talking-at-Single-Chair-Table, pipe furniture

Talking at a single pipe chair table.

Using-Chair-as-a-Table-Diagram, pipe furniture

How to use a pipe chair as a table (Diagram)

 

DOWNLOADS

Below you will find the most up-to-date files for the TableChair. Simply click on the image to go directly to the files.

Pipe-Chair-File-Downloads

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PIPE COUCH

pipe sofa header, pipe furniture

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Below are easy-to-read instructions, simple videos, clear diagrams, and professional downloads for all aspects of the Pipe Couch. This couch features a pipe frame and an attachable two-sided cushion section. The Pipe Couch is designed to function as a stand-alone couch as well as a large bench that can be used with the Pipe Table and the Pipe TableChair.

Pipe Couch construction is discussed here with the following sections:

 

MATERIALS

The Pipe Couch can be constructed out of a variety of materials. The pipes themselves can be metal or PVC and painted to be any color. The upper cushion section can be covered in many kinds of fabrics to match the decor of the room.

 

VIDEO

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INSTRUCTIONS

Below you will find a DIY pictorial instruction on how to build the Pipe Sofa. Click on the image to view the full-size image in a new tab.

pipe couch instructions, pipe furniture

Here is a written materials list from the image:

  • 12 of  2-1/4″ Tee Joints
  • 8 of  2-1/4″ Pipe Elbows
  • 3 of  3″ x 7″ Metal Straps
  • 5 of  1″ x 10″ Screws
  • 2 of  2″ x 80″ Corner Trim
  • 4 of  2″ x 10″ Pipe
  • 2 of  2″ x 32″ Pipe
  • 2 of  2″ x 43″ Pipe
  • 3 of  2″ x 47″ Pipe
  • 3 of  2″ x 80″ Pipe
  • 1 of  1″ x 48″ x 80″ Wood Board
  • 2 of  1″ x 19″ x 80″ Wood Board
  • 4 of  3″ x 17″ x 80″ Cushion
Couch Diagrams

Pipe Couch Measurements

 

DIAGRAMS

The diagrams and renders below showcase the many different uses of the Pipe Couch. The Couch was designed to work in combination with the TableChair, functioning as a seat.

Sofa 1, pipe furniture

Couches used in conjunction with the TableChairs

Sofa 2, pipe furniture

Couch end view

Sofa 3, pipe furniture

Couch with TableChairs

Sofa 4, pipe furniture

Couch side view

Sofa 5, pipe furniture

Couch and TableChairs top view

 

DOWNLOADS

Below you will find the most up-to-date files for the Couch. Simply click on the image to go directly to the files.

Pipe Couch Downloads

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PIPE TABLE

Table, Pipe Furniture

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VIDEO

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INSTRUCTIONS

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DIAGRAMS

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DOWNLOADS

Below you will find the most up-to-date files for the Table. Simply click on the image to go directly to the files.

Table-File-Downloads

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PIPE SHELVING

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MATERIALS

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PIPE FURNITURE TABLE/CHAIR

Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), continued developing and evolving the Pipe Furniture designs. What you see here are renders for the final structural design for the chairs for the Duplicable City Center library. Some minor dimension changes are still needed but the designs you see here are the final designs for these chairs that will be built from recycled pipe (SINGLE IMAGE) and be usable as both chairs and as a table

Pipe Table/Chair Render Set

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Pipe Table/Chair Assembly Instructions – Click for Full-Size PDF

PIPE FURNITURE COUCH

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Pipe Couch Render Set

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Pipe Couch Assembly Instructions – Click for Full-Size PDF

Pipe furniture table assembly instructions, Iris Tsu, One Community

Pipe Table Assembly Instructions – Click for Full-Size PDF

PIPE FURNITURE SHELVING AND LIGHTING

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking East

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Northwest

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Northwest

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Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Down

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View From Inside and Looking Southeast

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View From Above

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View From Above and Looking South

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Up and South

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Up and East

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking North

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Down and South

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Down and South

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library View Looking Down and South

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library Looking North

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library Internal View

Duplicable City Center Recycled Pipe Furniture, Final Renders, Iris Hsu, One Community

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library Pipe Furniture View Inside Looking Southeast

Duplicable City Center Library Final Render Iris Hsu

Recycled Pipe Furniture – City Center Library Pipe Furniture Complete View