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    Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    I came up with an idea which I thought I would share. We inherited out son's fire pit as he and his family was moving from a house to an apartment last year December. It served us well during the cool time period from December till February and I was very impressed with the sturdy bowl and stout frame. My challenge was what would I do with this for the 9-10 mths and where would I store it more importantly. I along with my best friend , who had all the necessary tools and skills, decided to custom build a table top with movable latches so that we could use it during the summer, remove the table top and put in the fire pit bowl for the winter. All materials were bought from Lowe's and HD. The top is the blue glass tile at $10 per square ( total of 9 squares). We went with this because it would match our pool tile and plaster. The total cost in materials was around $150. See the attached pics[attachment=2:nb23d5vh]DSCN9727 (Large).JPG[/attachment:nb23d5vh][attachment=1:nb23d5vh]DSCN0777.JPG[/attachment:nb23d5vh][attachment=0:nb23d5vh]DSCN0779.JPG[/attachment:nb23d5vh]
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker
    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
    No those were given to us. Would you believe that the chairs and cushions are over 30yrs old?

    I made this towel holder this weekend and the cost of the peices was about $22.00 from Home Depot. I did not glue it together in case I wanted to modify or break down. I cannot take credit for this, lborne from Vero Beach sent me some pics, however I modified from his original pic, it is using 1 inch PVC plumbing and the wife wanted it to hold more towels, total of 6 large beach towels. The hooks come in handy hanging up swimsuits floating chairs etc..


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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker
    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
    A company by the name of Palm Casual makes PVC patio furniture.

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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker
    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
    A company by the name of Palm Casual makes PVC patio furniture.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pa ... +casual+pa
    I think that is where my friends got the furniture from.
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker
    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
    No those were given to us. Would you believe that the chairs and cushions are over 30yrs old?

    I made this towel holder this weekend and the cost of the peices was about $22.00 from Home Depot. I did not glue it together in case I wanted to modify or break down. I cannot take credit for this, lborne from Vero Beach sent me some pics, however I modified from his original pic, it is using 1 inch PVC plumbing and the wife wanted it to hold more towels, total of 6 large beach towels. The hooks come in handy hanging up swimsuits floating chairs etc..
    I like the towel rack. do you have exact measurements/plans? Or did you just match up along the way as you built it?
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Quote Originally Posted by rastoma
    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    Quote Originally Posted by dayhiker
    Cool.

    Also, the chairs look to be PVC piping. Did you make them?
    No those were given to us. Would you believe that the chairs and cushions are over 30yrs old?

    I made this towel holder this weekend and the cost of the peices was about $22.00 from Home Depot. I did not glue it together in case I wanted to modify or break down. I cannot take credit for this, lborne from Vero Beach sent me some pics, however I modified from his original pic, it is using 1 inch PVC plumbing and the wife wanted it to hold more towels, total of 6 large beach towels. The hooks come in handy hanging up swimsuits floating chairs etc..
    I like the towel rack. do you have exact measurements/plans? Or did you just match up along the way as you built it?
    Lborne gave me some direction in designing this. The actual height is 45 inches and the width of the towel rack is 43 inches. I used 1inch PVC and 1/2 inch for the towels. I do not plan on gluing the fittings as you can adapt or break down for storage in the winter. Since then I added another brace in the back as we now put more than towels on it. I will post more pics later this week.
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    LOVE my PVC furniture. My parents bought ours in oh....88-89? I inherited the table and 4 chairs/cushions our first year in the house.. So we're on 20 some years. I still have the original cushions in tan/pale blue/rose. It holds up better than anything I've ever had.
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    Re: Convertible Portable Fire Pit and Cocktail Table

    Okay here are the pics of the towel rack with the other brace. As you can see I need the extra support because the towel rack holds more than just towels Yikes I think I need to build another one












    I also updated the Dolphin Bar with a table skirt that I found at a party store for $5.99


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