Pour over coffee is a coffee enthusiast's dream! In this Instructables we are going to be making a beautiful and modern pour over coffee stand!
- 1" X 8" X 8" long board (I used Poplar)
- 1" X 8" X 12" long board
- 1/2" pipe cap
- 1/2" coupler
- 1/2" X 1 1/2" nipple
- 1/2" X 8" pipe, threaded on both end
- Wood Stain (I used Minwax Mahogany)
- Wood Glue
- 11/16" drill bit
- 1 3/4" circular bit
- Router (optional)
- Sander (optional)
The pipe, cap, nipple and couple are sold in the piping sections of hardware stores and are referred to as "gas pipes" or "steam pipes"
Step 1: Cutting the Holes
- Drill two 11/16" holes in both the base and top piece, 1" from the end and dead center
- Drill one 1.75" hole in the top piece (8" long board) 2" from the first hole and dead center
You are going to be drilling three holes. one 1.75" hole for the V60 pour over cup, and two 11/16" holes for the threaded rod to screw into
The 11/16" holes should be drilled exactly in the middle (width wise) and 1 inch in from the back (the edge of the hole should be 1" in from the back of the stand). This hole is drilled into both the 8" long and 12" long board.
The 1.75" hole is drilled only in the 8" long board as this will be the top piece that holds the pour over filter. Drill this hole in the center of the board (width wise) and 2 inches from the other hole (the 11/16" hole).
Step 2: Treating the Wood
- Wipe down and stain the wood
- Routing and Sanding are optional and should be done before staining
Once you have your pieces of wood, wipe them down and apply a coat of stain and/or sealer. If you are using stain, make sure and wipe away the excess with a clean rag because pooled stain will dry flaky.
Before treating the wood, I routed the edges (optional) and went over the surface with a light sand. While sanding it is optional, it does make for a better looking stain. I also router around the inside of the 1.75" hole to make it look smooth.
Step 3: Assembly
- Apply glue to one end of the 8" pipe and screw it into the base
- Screw the nipple into the coupler
- Screw the nipple/coupler assembly through the bottom of the 8" long board (top piece)
- Screw the cap onto the nipple on the top side of the 8" long piece
- Screw the entire top assembly onto the 8" glued pipe
Once the stain/sealer is dry, apply a small amount of glue to one end of the threaded pipe and screw it into the base (the 12" long board). Make sure and screw it so that it is perpendicular to the base.
While that is setting up, assemble the top section of pipe by first screwing the nipple into the coupler. Then screw the other side of the nipple through the 11/16" hole in the 8" board. You have have to use a pair of vise grips to screw the nipple all the way through. Finally, secure the top board to the nipple by screwing on a cap, on the top side of the 8" long board.
Once the glue on the pipe has dried, screw coupler into the pipe.
Step 4: It's Beautiful
Now you have a modern and functional pour over stand! I added a cool looking platform for the scale and cup to sit on because I wanted it to look like the scale was floating!
Get creative and share your iterations! I would love to see where you take it!