Marble and copper sure make a pretty duo, don’t you think? I have been having such a fun time coming up with new ways to incorporate the two into my home and my latest little nightstand has proven very useful. Especially when I have fresh flowers to place on top – because what is more refreshing than waking up to flowers?
- 1/2 inch Copper pipe (cut into 4 15″ pieces, 2 20″ pieces, and 2 10′ pieces) //
- Pipe cutter //
- Marble tile in 12×24″ (I found this at Home Depot) //
- Gorilla glue //
- Pencil //
- Measuring tape or ruler //
- 4 Pressure tees //
- 4 90 degree elbows
1. Use your pipe cutter to cut the pipe into the above lengths (4 15″ pieces, 2 20″ pieces, and 2 10′ pieces).
2. Take the marble tile and set it on the ground upside down. Place the two 20″ pieces along the width like below then add a pressure tee to each end.
3. Add each of the four 15 inch pieces to the tees (note: if you want a higher table just make these pieces longer – I have a low platform bed so this height works best for me).
4. Add a 90-degree elbow to the end of each 15″ piece.
5. In between the elbows add the 10 inch pieces like below.
6. When you are done, it should look like this:
7. Now take the gorilla glue and add it to every time the pipe meets a tee or elbow. Alternatively, you could do this as you are building but you may want to want to the end to sort of reconstruct the table and redo it just to make sure it is put together correctly (otherwise the glue dries pretty fast).
8. Optional: add some gorilla glue to the space in between the pipe and marble. I actually don’t think you need this and it should work fine if you life the legs up and then just place the tile on top.
Wow, great idea! Love the copper and marble combo :)
Thanks so much Emma! I love the combo too :)
I just stumbled upon your blog last week and am officially hooked! I just wanted to pass on how adorablely talented I thibk you lovely ladies are!!! Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas and small glimpses into your darling lives :)
Oh my thank you SO much Tatum, that’s the nicest thing you could say to us ever!!!
This is great!!
Where is the rug shown in the construction photos from?
Thanks!! The rug is from Urban Outfitters!
zandra zuraw says
Ok, ok! You have made me smile so many times now with all of your copper goodness that I’m going to have to stop being lazy and make something! You gals have such great style. Thanks for the inspiration!
Zandra thank you!! Yes, try one of them and let me know how it goes! The most time consuming thing is just cutting the copper pipe!
I was just wondering how much this cost you? :)
For this project, the costs were about:
Pipe cutter: $7
Copper pipe: I think I used about 3 5′ pipes so $21
Gorilla glue: $4
4 pressure tees: $4 (you can buy these in packages of 10 for this so you’ll have extra later one)
4 elbows: $4 (same as above)
I had the cutter, tees, elbows and glue already on hand so it was less than $30 for me, if you are getting everything from scratch it would be less than $50. Also, if you cut precisely you should be able to get away with just two 5 foot long pipe pieces so that would bring the cost down another $7.
Hope that helps!
Hi. Lovely table! I actually made one exactly similar. But mine is very unstable. Is yours stable? Can you think of any reasons why mine is not stable? I use mine as a coffee table and have to have it completely stable. Thanks for your help! :)
The main thing I can think of would be the glue at all of the joints. Normally with pipe the connections need to be melded but with gorilla glue it kind of works the same and is the biggest thing I have found that contributes to the end product being firm and stable. Did you use glue at every single connection between pipes? Maybe add more glue and make sure it dries?
Let me know what you do and how I can help!