PVC Furniture Fittings
PVC has long been the product of choice for piping needs in home and commercial building. Its affordability and durability make it the ideal product for piping systems of all types. Yet PVC has another use that some people are unaware of: The affordable, durable and sturdy material makes an excellent material for furniture frames. Furniture-grade PVC fittings are the connectors of choice for furniture building, as they are formulated to withstand exposure to the elements without fading, bending or cracking.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a material made by combining plastic with vinyl. This combination is durable and withstands pressure, exposure to the elements and temperature fluctuations well, without bowing, warping or bending. These properties make it an ideal option for furniture frames. PVC is also quite affordable: Both initial purchase and the costs to build with PVC are lower than with other similar materials. The end result is furniture that will withstand years of use outdoors, even in harsh conditions.
PVC PROJECT IDEAS
What are some common PVC projects these parts are used for? Some of the most popular uses for furniture grade PVC parts are...
|• Kids PVC Soccer Goals||• Elevated Dog Beds (for shelters)|
|• Dog Agility Equipment||• PVC Shelves or Racks|
|• Outdoor / Pool Furniture||• Kids Sprinkler for Summer|
|• Kids Playhouses||• Photo Backdrops|
|• Set Pieces for Plays and Movies
||• Invention Prototypes
|• Holiday Decorations||• And Much Much More!|
We hear from people everyday building things we've never heard of or imagined. The possibilities are literally endless! Looking for things to build? Check out our resource center for ideas (HERE).
PVC Fittings Online has chosen the best fittings for use in common furniture building. Four-way fittings, such as side outlet tees, allow builders to create 90-degree junctions between four separate pipes. Side outlet elbows, also known as three-way fittings, are also popular in furniture building, and five-way fittings are sometimes used. In furniture building, capping the end of a pipe gives the piece a finished look, so flat caps are also included in the furniture fittings we carry.
When building furniture, the size of the fitting needs to match the size of the supporting pipe. Common furniture sizes range between 1/2" and 2", depending on the size and style of the furniture being built. The most popular size is 1 1/4", with three-way and four-way fittings being the most commonly used options. Furniture-grade PVC can be used to create frames for patio chairs, pipe furniture, worktables, racks and more. It can also be used to create the frame for outdoor tents and awnings in an affordable, convenient manner.
PVC Fittings Online offers furniture-grade PVC fittings for furniture building projects. Furniture-grade PVC fittings are formulated specifically for furniture, with a glossy white finish, impact modifiers and weather inhibitors. These combine to make it resistant to damage from the elements and regular joints. Pipes can be fitted together temporarily by simply slipping them into the fittings, or PVC cement can be used to create a tight, permanent seal.
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