a copper-pipe log holder next to a roaring fireplace
Steps // How to Build a Log Holder
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Overview

 
Step One // How to Build a Log Holder

Overview

a copper-pipe log cart next to a roaring fireplace
Photo by John Gruen

Download and print the cut list here.

Cut list for Building a Copper-Pipe Log Holder:
¾-inch copper-pipe crosspieces: four each @ 18 inches
¾-inch copper-pipe base coupling pieces: six each @ 3½ inches
¾-inch copper-pipe uprights: four each @ 14 inches
¾-inch copper-pipe top coupling pieces: four each @ 5½ inches
¾-inch copper-pipe top-center coupling pieces: two each @ 1½ inches
¾-inch plywood deck: one @ 12 by 19¾ inches
¼-by-¾-inch shelf-edge trim mitered to fit the plywood deck: four pieces

 
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Edge the Plywood Deck

 
Step Two // How to Build a Log Holder

Edge the Plywood Deck

assembling the plywood deck for the copper-pipe log cart
Photo by Lisa Shin

Cut the plywood to size and glue on the oak shelf edge. Alternate dabs of wood glue and then super glue to act as a fast-setting clamp.

 
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Make the Base and Top Frames

 
Step Three // How to Build a Log Holder

Make the Base and Top Frames

gluing the copper pipe pieces together for the copper-pipe log cart
Photo by Lisa Shin

Cut the copper pieces according to the cut list. Make the side pieces, gluing the couplings into the tees with the polyurethane glue and capping the ends with the elbows pointing downward. Connect the sides with the two crosspieces.

 
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Attach the Base Frame to the Deck

 
Step Four // How to Build a Log Holder

Attach the Base Frame to the Deck

attaching the base frame to the deck for the copper-pipe log cart
Photo by Lisa Shin

Center and screw down the pipe straps to the plywood deck.

 
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Secure the Base Fittings

 
Step Five // How to Build a Log Holder

Secure the Base Fittings

drilling pilot holes into the base frame for the casters for the copper-pipe log cart
Photo by Lisa Shin

Drill 1/16-inch pilot holes into the interior side of the branches of every fitting. Secure each branch to the pipes with ⅞-inch pan-head screws.

 
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Mount the Casters

 
Step Six // How to Build a Log Holder

Mount the Casters

attaching the casters to the copper-pipe log cart
Photo by Lisa Shin

Drill pilot holes in two opposite corners of a caster's mounting plate, all the way through the deck, and fasten the caster with ¼-by-1 ¼-inch carriage bolts. Repeat for the other three casters.

 
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Assemble the Cart

 
Step Seven // How to Build a Log Holder

Assemble the Cart

the copper-pipe log cart is very nearly all assembled
Photo by Lisa Shin

Using polyurethane glue, put the upright pieces into the open upward-facing elbows of the bottom frame. Attach the top frame, placing the downward-facing elbows on the open upright pieces.

 

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