10 Best Customer Projects of 2013
The results are in from our best customer project of 2013 contest and we have some winners to announce. I think when it comes to projects, it's pretty clear that desks are a big winner. Building desks with Kee Klamp and pipe has been something our customers have been doing ever since we went online in 2006. Building desks is still hotter than ever, so hot that we've tried to make it simple with our Simple Table kits. Well, without further ado...
Winner: John Urban's Rolling Pipe Table with Antiqued Metal Effect
John's creative application of both fittings, pipe, paint and an old desktop from a university made this project the clear winner. His desk got 77 votes! You can see John's complete project here and find out what he did to make the pipe and fittings look so awesome! John has already been contacted and with his $100 reward he hopes to build a set of tables using cable spools. Watch out, he may be looking for the win next year as well! Go John!
Runner Up: Zach Griggs - Wall Mounted Desk
Zach's wall mounted desk is pure simplicity. There's nothing like using existing structures to make building more efficient. He used some aluminum fittings and pipe to create an elegant angle bracket for a pine desktop from IKEA. Zach got a $50 gift certificate for coming in second.
The Rest of the Top 10
Through Art du Deplacement (Parkour) and MovNat, Urban Movement teaches people how to move. Urban Movement is located in Houston, Texas and has constructed these obstacles made from Kee Klamp fittings. These obstacles provide a context for their indoor training. The folks at Urban Movement did an amazing job combining the fittings to create a truely unique structure.
Bruce, from Georgia, set out to build a custom desk for his wife's craft room. He tapped into Kee Klamp fittings to form an open base for the desk. The openness of the structure allowed him to place other cabinets underneath the desk to help his wife store the bits and pieces needed for crafting.
Jeff used a fairly straight forward design for the desk, including an extra bar at the bottom of the desk to put his feet on while sitting or standing. He was able to order pipe so that the desk would fit his working height perfectly.
Justin, from Oklahoma City, built this beautiful kitchen island/food cart for his wife. Here is his story on how he did it.
Console tables are great for holding lamps or other small decorative items next to a wall. Bob from Morristown, New Jersey built himself a console table with some reclaimed wood and industrial pipes.
We were lucky to find Kee Klamp fittings from Simplified Building. The Kee Klamps solved all types of joints needed in greenhouses, were very easy to assemble and disassemble, and provided enough structural strength and rust durability.
This beautifully designed DIY coffee table was built by Keren, one of our customers from Texas. She brought together Kee Klamp fittings, aged metal and dark stained oak boards into a stellar combination that offers both form and function. The metal base of the coffee table is constructed with Kee Klamp pipe fittings and galvanized metal pipe.
When it comes to home brewing your own beer, some people get serious! Michael, from Philly, sent us this picture of his home brew structure built out of Kee Lite pipe fittings. The structure has a place for burners to boil and prepare the mash and wort. The brew then flows to the cooler to bring the tempreture down to prepare for fermentation.
All of the customer projects that we post on the site are great examples of what happens when you combine creativity with Kee Klamp fittings. We look forward to seeing what you'll build in 2014!