To finish off the cart and keep it stable, we attached a copper stand to the centre front. First, measure from the underside of the top shelf to the floor for the total height of the pipe, which on our cart measured 700mm.
Next, measure and mark the pipe at 310mm. This length will attach to the underside of the top shelf, until the start of the first bend. Set the pipe in the pipe bender and bend it to shape 90 degrees.
Then measure from the top of the length you've just created, down the long length of the pipe. Mark for the height of the pipe stand, minus the radius of the pipe bender. Then bend the pipe enough in the opposite direction so that it heads towards the underside of the bottom shelf.
For the final bend, which fits to the underside of the bottom shelf, place it in the pipe bender to create a reverse hook shape.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.