From now on only breakfast in bed! The coffee tastes even better on this wooden and copper tube tray.
A lovingly prepared breakfast in bed - who does not dream of it? The chic tray made of wood and copper pipes, we now just build ourselves! And rewarded with an extended Sunday breakfast in the warm bed.
The breakfast tray for the bed consists of a board, a few copper pipes and so-called solder fittings - and can be built in less than two hours.
· Board 40 x 70 centimeters (here layered plywood birch, 12 mm)
· four copper tubes, one meter each
· Solder fittings copper 15 mm: eight angles 90 °, four tees
· four silicone sealing rings (15 mm diameter)
· Forstner drill or hole saw with 16 mm
· Pipe cutter
· hot glue
· Pencil, ruler
Depending on the type of wood, the material costs are between twenty and thirty euros.
1. Cutting copper pipes
With a pipe cutter the copper pipes can be easily brought to the desired length. You will find this in the hardware store next to the pipes.
Mark the later interface with a pencil and screw the pipe into the pipe cutter (similar to a screw clamp). Do not turn too tight, otherwise the pipe will get a dent and it will be difficult to cut. Turn the clamped pipe around itself and then tighten. Repeat this process a few times until the pipe is cut with a clean cut.
You need the following lengths:
· four tubes of 25 centimeters for the short horizontal connections
· two tubes of 58 centimeters for the horizontal long cross-connections, on which rests the wooden plate
· four tubes of 19 centimeters for the vertical connections below the wooden plate
· four tubes of six centimeters for the vertical connections above the wooden plate
2. Insert handles together Insert
two 90 ° angles onto a 25-mm pipe section. Then insert the two six-centimeter-long pieces of pipe from the other side on the angle.
Place the two handles on the wooden plate and mark the four support points of the tubes with a pencil.
To put the pipes through the wooden plate, drill four 16 mm holes into the wood.
Tip: For a clean result, drill from the later top side through the wooden plate, because most of the time the wood splits off at the exit point.
4. Sanding the wood
Then smooth the edges of the drilled holes with a piece of sandpaper. In this operation, you should also sand the edges and the surface thoroughly and oil the wood.
5. Attach Sealing Rings
If the wood is still splintered, you can use the silicone sealing rings to cover small bumps. You can fix these with some hot glue on the wooden plate.
6. Assemble the stand
The pipe of copper pipes is then put together according to this figure.
Put the tray together completely to check that all the tube parts are the right length and that everything fits together well.
7. Gluing instead of soldering
If you do not have a professional to work with you, which will weld the individual parts of the pipes together, now you will reach for the assembly or hot glue and stick the pipe parts in the fittings.
Fill some of the glue in the fitting and then press the pipe into the opening. Once the glue has dried well, the breakfast tray is ready. Now only the delicious breakfast is missing.
We wish all mothers a great Mother's Day! How were you surprised - or what are you planning for your mother?