Happy Wednesday everyone! As I squeeze in my post at the end of the day.
I’m linking up to Mama Kat’s weekly vlog link-up this week, and I’m excited because it is my first….
Let me show you how to do something!
Today class, we are going to be building our very own backdrop frame!
Any photography enthusiasts out there?
This has been on my bucket list for a while. Since I’ve really been getting into photography techniques, now was a good time to tackle this project.
I couldn’t access the tutorial, or even see if there was one, but I figured it couldn’t be difficult to make.
|Picture from “Life In The Thrifty Lane”; My access denied
10′ 1 1/2″ thick PVC pipe x 4
1 1/2″ slip tee x 4
End cap x 4
1 1/2 elbow x 2
By taking a look at the pin, it’s pretty easy to figure out where the pipes go. But for the sake of wanting to write it all down, let’s do some math.
The 4 10-foot pipes were cut down to 7 feet by the wonderful guy in the plumbing department at Lowe’s. Or else they wouldn’t fit in the bed of my truck. And it was four cuts I didn’t have to do.
Using 2 of the remaining 3-footers, cut off 12″ (for the “heel”)
Take 2 of the 7-foot pieces and cut so you end up with 36″ and 48″ (for “legs”)
Instead of using the exact measures, and in true Dee style, I made the feet a little larger, and the legs are 4 inches longer.
Two of the now 7-foot pipes will be used for the horizontals.
The other two 7-foot pipes were cut to make the two 36″ and 48″ vertical “leg” pipes. I kept the extra 4″ on there. (Like I said, true Dee fashion)
Remember the 3 feet that were cut off at Lowe’s, from each 10-foot piece? Well I took two of those and lopped off 12 inches. Boom! 36″ and 24″ “feet.”
Now that all your pieces are cut, let’s start putting that frame together.
- Attach an elbow at each end of one 7′ pipe. Attach a slip tee to each end of the other 7′ pipe.
- Take the 48″ pipe and attach a slip tee.
- Then for each 24″ and 36″ attach an end cap to one end.
Can you see how this is going to come together?
I bet a video would help! This is my first video tutorial, so admittedly my narration could be better.
I linked up here:
Mama Kat’s Vlogging Workshop