Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DIY Yard Cup Holder

I love to work in the yard and I love to drink coffee while working in the yard. The problem seems to be that like all yards, the ground of mine is uneven. I was intrigued by an ad I saw in a magazine (here are some others:, for a "yard cup holder of sorts".  With this inspiration I set out to find a way to make my own.

I have a few pegboard loop hooks laying around the shop (you could use any metal rod you have although I would not recommend coat hangers unless you plan on holding  plastic cups) that looked like they would make a good sturdy structure

 I started by bending the rods using a combination of vise grips and a vise.  I used my coffee mug as a form and checked the parts with a few of my regular drink containers for a good fit.

 Once I got the correct shapes I cut the rods that contained multiple parts with my Dremel.
Last steps are to JB Weld the parts,  prime and paint

And here is the final product in action