If you're here, it means you're trying to build your own mic stand. The collective wisdom of the internet will simply tell you to duct tape your mic to a broom and lean it up against a chair. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. There's a million better ways to do this - here's mine.
Step 1: Parts
All the components for this mic stand can be found at the hardware store. I had to go to Home Depot for some of the joints, but most of it was at the local store.
see the parts list in the image above, and read on to see how they're used.