DIY Copper Pipe Candelabra

Lighting can refresh any room in your home. Make this mod candelabra from copper piping, tee and elbow fittings, and a bit of epoxy.

Materials

For the base:

  • Fourteen 2¼-inch-long pipes
  • Six 5-inch pipes
  • Two 8-inch pipes
  • 10 elbows
  • 10 tees

For the candlesticks:

  • Two 5-inch-long pipes
  • Two 6-inch pipes
  • Two 7-inch pipes
  • Six ½-¾-inch coupling

How-To

The candelabra base consists of one full square pattern and two overlapping squares.

For the full square, working counterclockwise from bottom of photo, connect an elbow to one end of 8-inch pipe. To the elbow, connect a 2¼-inch pipe, a tee, another 2¼-inch piece, a tee, a 2¼-inch piece, and an elbow. To the elbow connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, a 5-inch piece, and an elbow. To the elbow connect a 2¼-inch piece and a tee followed by a 5-inch piece and an elbow. Connect the elbow to the first piece of 8-inch pipe.

For the first overlapping square, connect a 5-inch pipe to an elbow. To the elbow, connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, another 2¼-inch piece, a tee, a 2¼-inch piece, and an elbow. To the elbow connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, a 5-inch piece, and an elbow. To the elbow connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, and one last 2¼-inch piece. Connect first overlapping square to the full square using two of the full square tees as connection points.

For the second overlapping square, connect a 5-inch piece to an elbow. To the elbow, connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, a 5-inch piece, and an elbow. To the elbow connect the remaining 8-inch piece of pipe. Add another elbow to the end of the 8-inch pipe. To the elbow connect a 2¼-inch piece, a tee, and one last 2¼-inch piece. Connect the second overlapping square to the first overlapping square using two of the tees on the first overlapping square as connection points.

For each remaining open-ended tee on the base, add one of the 5-, 6-, or 7-inch candlestick pipes and tilt upright. Finish each candelabra pipe with a coupler.

Once the assembly is dry fit, use epoxy weld to secure the pieces.

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