DIY PVC picture storage tubes. How to make picture storage tubes. I had a helluva time naming this stupid post. These are a sturdier alternative to cardboard mailing tubes, but I can’t call it that, because you can’t mail these. Right? This little DIY was less expensive than buying cardboard tubes. The world is weird.
So. To the hardware store I went, and bought two 5 foot sticks of 2-inch PVC pipe.
Then I grabbed 4 of these 2-inch end-cap thingies.
The really big map is one of Yellowstone that my parents found in their garage when they bought their house. I am overly protective of that one.
The husband cut the pipes down to size, and you can figure out the rest.
Now I can store the maps anywhere I please, without fear of them being squished or getting wet. Now if you’re looking for acid-free storage, you’ll have to look elsewhere, but for everyday storage these are perfect.
PVC. Who knew, right?