Assemble and glue the base, let it dry
The copper pieces needed to assemble the base are:
4 copper pipes at 1 inch long and ½ inch wide
4 copper pipes at 4 inches long and ½ inch wide
4 copper T-brackets at a ½ inch wide
The easiest way to put the base together is by building the inner square first and then to attach the extending pipes after. Build the square by gluing the 1-inch pieces to the T-brackets, it’s easiest to build the two halves first and then glue them together. Once dry, glue the 4 pipes onto the remaining slots in the T-bracket pieces.