Whether you’ve heard of Interclamp before or have no clue what it means, if you are someone who’s hands-on with their home renovation and home improvement projects, Interclamp should be on your radar. I love talking about unique ways of tackling DIY projects and thought Interclamp would be a great conversation starter!
To find out more about this innovative system, I spoke to industry specialists at Speedy Fixings. They are a UK-based business supplying construction materials, including fasteners, builders metalwork, post shoes, holding down bolts, hand tools and a variety of other products (including Interclamp and Interclamp fittings!).
What is Interclamp?
Interclamp, also known as q clamp or key clamp, is a type of easy-fit modular clamp system that will help you create a variety of tubular structures – I’d compare it to adult Legos, if the adult was a passionate DIYer. As Lylia Rose explains, “All you need is a simple hexagon key or Interclamp ratchet to assemble your project with Interclamp fittings.”
These tube clamp and key clamp fittings have a multitude of uses and can bring countless projects to life without the need for welding, something that the average DIYer will not know how to do or won’t have the tools for. Without the need for welding to create metal tubular structures, Interclamp changes the game. You can now quickly and easily build hundreds of different projects with Interclamp tube and malleable iron pipe fittings.
Must-try Interclamp projects
Over the years, I’ve seen many Interclamp projects that I’d love to try. So, I thought of putting together my favourite and share them with you to, hopefully, spark some creativity for you and me both.
I particularly love the look of the shelves made by The Design Twins with pipes, fittings and wood boards. These shelves boasted an industrial style of the galvanised pipes balanced with a rustic charm of the wood – the best of both worlds!
Storing musical instruments.
If you or someone in your home loves music and plays a specific instrument, having storage space is essential. A member of Gear Space shared that he built a rolling snare drum rack using aluminium pipe and pipe fittings. “No more tripping over snares that are lying all over the floor!” the forum member exclaimed.
Create a walk-in closet with open clothing units by building pipe clothing racks like Gathered Living did for their dressing room. They used black steel pipes and spray painted the connectors in copper for a two-tone look.
Industrial light fixtures.
Domestic Deadline created a fabulous pipe light fixture that I definitely want to replicate. This beautiful industrial style light fixture was created with wire cages for lightbulbs, gas pipes and fittings. It was painted with a hammered finish spray paint, giving it a beautiful finish!
Do you like any of these projects? If so, what’s your favourite?