DIY Cup Holder
DIY Cup Holders
Submitted by Krista Hofmeister
Materials for 4 cup holders:
16" length of 3" ABS drain pipe (black)
7 feet of 3mm black cordelette or similar
24" of 1.5" black Velcro
Drill with 1/4" bit
Sandpaper or orbital sander
Sewing machine or needle & thread (synthetic, black)
Cut ABS pipe with miter saw into 4 pieces 4" long.
Cut a slit with the miter saw 1 inch from the top of each piece. This is a slit that the Velcro will slide through, so it needs to be about 2" wide.
Drill 6 evenly spaced holes around the bottom edge, about 1/2"-on-center from the bottom edge. These will be the holes that the cordelette is threaded through.
Use sandpaper or an orbital sander to lightly buff the various holes and top and bottom rims so nothing is sharp.
Cut the cordelette into 20" lengths or 4 even pieces if you have 7 feet. Singe the ends of each piece to prevent fraying.
\Thread the cordelette through the holes in this sequence: starting from the outside, across the inside, and then along the outside clockwise to the next hole, back in and across. Repeat until you have both ends one hole apart from each other. Tie ends tightly with a square knot.
Cut Velcro into 6" lengths. Pull loop-side from hook-side and overlap wrong-sides together by 3/4". Sew in this formation taking care to tack down ends on each side so the finished product is smooth.
Thread combined Velcro through slit loop-side down from the outside to the inside. When you mount cup holder to your frame the loop side should be facing up so you can wrap the hook-side onto it to secure.
Note: These cup holders work best when hanging against something like a dry box or cooler. Attach them to the frame before inserting your dry box or cooler.