We’re thrilled to announce that D*S veteran and DIY genius Brittany Watson Jepsen will be sharing a short series of DIY projects with us over the summer! I’m particularly partial to this geometric side table, but they are all wonderful — so easy to re-create and perfect for the upcoming season. Trust me, you have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks :) Thanks for sharing, Brittany! — Kate
I just moved into a studio space in downtown Copenhagen, and now I’m looking for simple furniture pieces to add to it. I have a serious fixation with copper tubing right now, so I thought I’d try it out to see if I could make it into furniture. I don’t have major construction skills, so I needed to make it as simple as possible. I now know that if I can do it, ANYONE can. I had never even used a drill before! Let’s go! — Brittany Watson Jepsen
Photography by Hilda Grahnat
Read the full how-to after the jump . . .
- piece of MDF (I made mine about 16″ square)
- copper tubing (22mm thick)
- epoxy glue for metal
- spray paint in two colors (I used neon yellow and bronze)
- white spray paint
- masking tape
- drill with 22mm boring bit (learn more about drills and bits here)
- metal cutter
1. Cut the copper tubing down to four legs. I chose to cut it at 16″. The metal cutter is super simple and a cinch to work.
7. Measure how far in you want your hold. I did mine 1 1/2″ in from the diagonal. Mark it on each corner. Drill each hole in.
8. Follow the directions on the epoxy glue. I had to mix the two solutions together before applying it to the hole and the tubing. Hold the tubing in place while it dries.