This weekend my parents came to visit. Anytime my parents come my dad asks if he needs to bring tools or if we have anything he needs to repair.
This time I told him nope. We’re good. Well, WRONG! hehe
My friend Michelle on Facebook mentioned that she was going to build some center tubs out of PVC pipe since she didn’t have the tubs like I have in my room. Well when she posted the final product I knew I had to make one for my math tub centers!
Daddy’s coming, that means PROJECT TIME!
I posted the finished product on my Facebook page and people have been asking for directions and costs! SO HERE IT IS!
Here are the measurements for my exact project:
54″ long (cut into 2 27″ pieces)
20″ tall (cut into 5″pieces)
Here’s how we made it”
We bought 5 pieces of 3/4″ PVC pipe that was 10 feet long.
We cut 12 27″ pieces.
We cut 6 10″ pieces.
We cut 24 5″ pieces.
Then we pieced the 27″ pieces together with a cross joint. (These are in the plumbing section at Lowes/Home Depot) This will give you the front and the back. You will have 2 pieces that look exactly the same.
To make the shelves, we placed 5″ pieces vertically using the cross joints. We did this on the ends and the middle.
Then we placed the 10″ horizontally to make the shelves deep enough to allow the baskets to sit on the pipe. We connected the top bottom with elbow pieces to make feet for the center to sit on.
That’s it. It’s really simple.
Total cost: $30 for the shelf and $9 for the baskets. The fittings (cross, T and elbow) are the most expensive part!
The measurements are specific to these baskets from the Dollar Tree. If you use different baskets, you will have to tweak the measurements!
Don’t forget about the big TPT Back To School sale! My store is 20% off and with the code BTS14 you get an extra 10% off! Click the picture to check out my newest creations!
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A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Monday Made It: Math Tub Center was last modified: September 29th, 2016 by Greg Smedley-Warren
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >