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Learn how to make a simple rack for your woodstove tools

DIY rack

This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Cottage Life magazine.

Peter Reisiger, a cottager on Lake Erie, Ont., needed a slim, simple rack to hold his woodstove tools near the fire. “Nothing I could find would fit between the woodstove and the wood box,” says Peter. “But I knew I could easily make one with copper pipe.”

Peter cut the 1⁄2″ pipe to length and dry-assembled the rack to ensure it fit before soldering it together. He also soldered pegboard hooks to hold the tools and spray-painted the whole thing with Krylon’s Oiled Bronze. He got just what he wanted. “It’s got a nice antique-y look,” Peter says. “That’s how it is at the cottage. If you can’t find something, you can usually make it with stuff you have kicking around the workshop.”

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