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These Creative Outdoor DIYs Have One Thing in Common

As you spend time outside this summer, you’re bound to notice improvements you want to make to your outdoor space. Fuel your creative drive with these outdoor DIYs that use steel pipes. This strong, sleek, versatile material lends itself to all sorts of useful items from benches, planters, and carts to fun accessories—and its rugged nature is especially well suited to perform in your outdoor living areas.

Steel pipe is becoming so popular among do-it-yourselfers, there’s now a company devoted to supplying you with the quality parts you’ll need: SteelTek manufactures a high-quality line of supplies that resemble traditional plumbing pipes and fittings, but with thread-less connections that make it a breeze to plan, build, and modify an array of cool projects. The line is available in-store and online at Lowe’s, and SteelTek offers complete illustrated step-by-step how-to instructions to ensure you’ll have truly impressive results. So get on the pipeline and check out how you can upgrade your porch, deck, patio, and more with SteelTek.

Too many plants? No such thing! But finding a striking, sturdy means to display hanging baskets on your patio can be a challenge—until you build this bi-level plant rack. You’ll need a drill, an Allen wrench, and some screws along with ¾-inch SteelTek supplies, including non-threaded pipe, socket crosses, elbows, and flanges. By the end of the weekend you’ll have a beautiful vertical garden.

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