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DIY Copper Pipe Desk

I hope you are enjoying your labor day weekend! My brother, sister-in-law and 3 year old niece are visiting us from PA this week, yay! We haven’t seen them in a year and my sister-in-law is hoping my brother will be influenced by Eric to want to start building stuff, lol. We do have plans to work on a daybed for my niece, Isla, this week so I’ll keep you posted.

Today I am sharing our new DIY Copper Pipe desk, and this may just be one of my favorite projects to date!


DIY Copper Pipe Desk

As you know, Eric mostly builds the furniture projects in our home and I am his handy dandy assistant. This desk, however, was built pretty much entirely by me with the guidance of my mom. I am slowly learning how to be more comfortable with power tools and it’s amazing how empowering it can be once you know how to use them properly, and see the results of all your hard work.  It’s not perfect, but it’s not too shabby and overall I’m very proud of the outcome.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous about making a desk out of copper pipe since it can be expensive, and it’s also the weakest type of pipe compared to galvanized or black steel pipe. However, I really wanted a copper pipe desk to match our copper and navy dresser as well as our new nightstands with copper drawer pulls. And what can I say… I’m a risk taker.

Well, I am happy to report that this thing is sturdy and only cost about $150! It has both of our computers on it and is very solid. Not to mention beautiful. I <3 it!

I was originally going to post the full tutorial {which is super easy by the way}, but am being pulled away by my family {we have a daybed to make, remember?}. So instead I am sharing some photos of the desk all finished up, and will share the tutorial later  🙂

UPDATE: View the tutorial here

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UPDATE: View the tutorial here


I think I may just go over the top of the desk with some danish oil, but overall I love the raw wood look, especially against the copper. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Your desk is amazing!!! I can’t wait for the tutorial!!

    September 1, 2014
  • love the desk, the copper is brilliant. looks fab – well done you 🙂

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith

    September 1, 2014
  • Love it! I could totally see this modified just a bit to make a super cool sofa table as well! Have fun with the family!

    September 1, 2014
  • I think the desk looks fantastic! I love the industrial look so to me it’s perfect exactly how it is.

    September 2, 2014
  • Katie, this is the prettiest and coolest looking desk I have seen in a long, long while! I love those elegant copper legs (makes me want to copper-ize pretty much everything in my house :). You are so clever!

    September 2, 2014
  • Love this!! Can’t wait to read the full tutorial. Totally digging the raw wood too!

    September 2, 2014
  • So cool! Love the raw wood/copper combo!

    September 2, 2014
  • This is really cute, and the design is versatile enough for any home. I could totally see the tabletop being a salvaged door or even an old sign or something, although the wood looks beautiful, too.

    September 2, 2014
  • This turned out absolutely beautiful! Great job with the power tools!

    September 3, 2014
  • Have you shared the tutorial yet? I’ve been stalking your site for a little while now waiting for it, lol. But I’m a little internet-clueless so I might be missing it!

    September 18, 2014
      • Awesome, thanks! 🙂

        September 20, 2014
  • jane


    Any luck posting this yet? We’re really keen to make one too! 🙂


    September 23, 2014

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