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Here's a simple stand I whipped up today. I made it a single stand because my son, wife and myself all shoot, and this will allow us to move around to different targets at different distances etc. and still have a place to set our bow. I didn't glue the top of the stand because I plan on replacing the elbow
with a tee, and adding a cup holder to the top.
 

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The two straight pieces on the base are cut to 12", so with the elbows it's about 16" square. The hanger height is 32" ( made for short lenght bows) and the bow hook is approx 7" long.
 

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I used 1 1/4 because the crappy hardware didn't have all the pieces I would need to make it from 1 1/2. I wasn't going to make another trip and I wanted it done. Looking at it now, 1 1/2 might be too big anyway.

I didn't glue to top but not for that reason, so yes I guess it could pivot. The hanger only sticks out 7" and the bottom is 16" so there is room to clear the arrow tube
 

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thats pretty cool,theres a couple other builds kind of similar to yours on here too floating around.one guy used camo tape and did the whole stand in it and it looked killer,just a heads up for more ideas.
 

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Perfect! I shot this evening outside, as the January weather in MI is unseasonably warm and was mulling over the need for a stand. Been thinking about building one for some time, but some of the other DIY designs were too bulky. This one will be excellent for daily use. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks good. If you keep it outside in below freezing temps, I'd suggest putting in a few holes in the bottom to drain out any water that may get in the pipes. This would keep them from freezing solid and bursting.
 

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I saw this the other day and built my own today, thanks. I painted mine flat black with some 99 cent spray paint and put stick on fleece on the upright piece with a cap for the end. I also left the up right piece loose to make for easy transport. Thanks again for putting up pics of your build!
 

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I built one today also. I picked a 2x3 reducing coupling however to blow the arrow holder up to 3 in. Also to keep in mind if you glue all of it you could go with dwv PVC fittings rather than PVC pressure fittings shown in the pic above. They are a bit cheaper. Just need glue because socket isn't as deep. Get cellular core PVC too it is cheaper than standard PVC that is rated for pressure. Works just the same.
 

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laroye123. Does the PVC scratch the bow limbs? Was thinking about making one of these, wondered about covering the 7" piece with some insulation. Not sure they make it big enough to cover 1 1/2 though.
 

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Have you tried it with the T at the top and two bows? I have all the materials to build one now, but hesitated because I want it to hold two bows when my nephew comes over to shoot outside. If the base needs to be larger, I don't want to make it too small.
 
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