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We’re getting a bit of autumn rain today, which must be what led me to find this copper rain chain. Instructables member Tool Using Animal has a nice tutorial for making your own using copper tubing to form the rings of the chain.
In Japan, rain chains (kusari doi) are a common alternative to a downspout. They’re really pretty, and rather than hiding the water inside a metal or plastic enclosure, rain chains turns your roof runoff into a decorative waterfall.

Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.


  • rain chains

    Another rainwater harvesting system, this one fed by a rain chain and designed to blend seamlessly with the plantings surrounding the house for a natural look.