This simple display tower enable you to display three signage areas with an adjustable height of between 4' 6" and 8' (which is determined by your pipe lengths). It packs down small enough to fit on a box you can put on a plane. This was a design we used to display our signs at MAKEs Maker Faire.
Step 1: Cut Pipe and Obtain Fittings
For our project we choose to make a unit that would adjust from 4' 6" to 8' so our pipe lengths were as follows. The lengths you choose can change as long as you keep the proportions the same.:
(3) 4' 3-1/2" (Schedule 40 1-1/4" Aluminum Pipe) - Bottom Vertical Pipe
(3) 4' 3-1/2" (Schedule 40 1" Aluminum Pipe) - Upper Vertical Pipe
The triangle pipe lengths are:
(3) 2'-3/4" (Schedule 40 1-1/4" Aluminum Pipe) - Bottom Triangle Pipe
(3) 2'-3/4" (Schedule 40 1" Aluminum Pipe) - Upper Triangle Pipe
NOTE: To save money on the pipe round the lenghts to the nearest foot or use another standard length cut.
(3) LC50-6 Single Swivel Socket, 1"
(3) LC50-7 Single Swivel Socket, 1-1/4"
(3) L15-6 90 Degree Elbow, 1"
(3) L15-7 90 Degree Elbow, 1-1/4"
(3) L70-7 Rail Support, 1-1/4"
(3) 75-6 Collar, 1"
Where to get it:
You can get schedule 40 aluminum pipe through most pipe stores (you won't find it at The Home Depot). If you cannot find it locally you can order it through our site.
You can get the fittings from a Kee Klamp Distributor. That's what we do online: www.simplifiedbuilding.com
Step 2: Build Triangles
Build the trangles for the top and bottom.
Use the images to help you load the fittings onto the pipe.
It is almost identical to the top triangle except that it has the footer fittings (L70-7) to form the base.
Step 3: Add Verticals
The 1" pipe should slide right into the 1 1/4" pipe. Use the collar to keep the 1" pipe from sliding all the way back into the lower pipe. Working together these verticals create a telescoping system by which you can raise and lower the display.
Step 4: Add Top Traingle
Once the verticals are in place simply place the top triangle on the pipe. Make sure you tighten down the set screws and you should be ready to roll. You may need to do some adjustments to make sure that everything is true.
Step 5: Your Done.. Play With Height.
Now that you're done you can adjust the height and hang your signage.