DIY Outdoor Oasis Cozy Cabana
Create an exotic vacation right in your backyard. This luxurious, private space is easy to store away and can be achieved with a couple of Dremel tools and accessories.
- Dremel SM20 Saw-Max™
- Dremel SM500 3" Wood & Plastic Carbide Wheel
- 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool
- 150 1/8" Drill Bit (included in 628 Drill Bit set)
- Four 5' lengths of pre-threaded galvanized pipe, 1" in diameter
- Four 1" metal floor flanges
- Five 10' lengths of PVC pipe, 1" in diameter
- Four female PVC adapters
- Four PVC elbow connectors
- Four PVC T connectors
- Window coverings, 7' in length
Start by creating your four posts, threading each of the galvanized pipes to a flange.
Next, thread a PVC female connector to the top of each pipe.
You can drill the flange to the ground, or if you'd like the cabana to be easily stored away, set it into a large flowerpot as we did and anchor the pots with sand.
Cut your PVC framework to size with your Dremel Saw-Max tool and your SM500 Wood and Plastic Wheel.
If you are following our dimensions, you'll need to cut: four pieces at 2" long, four pieces at 2' long, two pieces at 7' long and two pieces at 9' long.
We always recommend securing your work piece onto your work bench using a clamp or vice.
With your pipe secure, plunge your Saw-Max tool, equipped with the SM500 wheel, into your lines of cut. You'll notice that the abrasive edge of the cutting wheel leaves a nice, smooth finish behind in your pipe.
Now it is time to connect your framework together.
First, adjoin a 2' PVC pipe to the female connector on each of the galvanized pipes.
Then lay out the top frame of the cabana as depicted here, connecting the elbow frames to each T-connector with the 2" PVC pieces you cut in step 2.
Once you have all of the pieces together, you can secure the fit of your top frame by drilling each end of the elbow joints.
Make this step easier with the Dremel 4200 and a 150 drill bit. Mount the accessory into the 4200 tool, set the tool to a speed of 5-10 and plunge straight down into the two ends of the joint.
Fit the corners back together and secure them with a screw through the pilot holes.
If you choose to screw the pieces together, be sure to add your desired window coverings or fabric, sliding them onto each side of your frame before securing it together.
Finally, secure each of your T-joints on top of each of the corner PVC stands.