Wood and Cooper Pour Over Coffee Stand




Introduction: Wood and Cooper Pour Over Coffee Stand

About: My Name is Kat, and I am an avid Diy"er. I enjoy creating with my hands, and I love when an idea becomes a finished work of art. Over the years, I have taken the time to make the perfect gifts I give to...

I am a Coffee Enthusiasts, some may even call me a Coffee Addict or Coffeephile. Either way, my day does not start until AFTER I have had my first cup of coffee, and a pour over coffee maker is another way to make an amazing cup of coffee!

This simple stand is made from Oak and Cooper, and I will be using a Melitta pour over coffee brewer to make one amazing cup of coffee.

So let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

What you will need:

1. Wood Boards. Two pieces 9"(L) x 6"(W). I used Oak for this project.

2. Ten Pieces of 1/2" copper pipe 6"(L)

3. Eight pieces of 1/2" copper pipe 1 1/2"(L)

4. Four 90 degree copper elbow fittings

5. Four 1/2" copper end caps

6. Eight 1/2" copper tee fittings

7. Four Screws (For securing the wood to the copper.)

8. Glue. (I am using Gorilla brand super glue)


1. Drill bit (Sized for the size screw you will be using.)

2. Drill

3. Circular Saw

4. Pipe Cutter

5. Ruler and pencil

6. Jigsaw

7. Measuring tape

8. 0000 Steel Wool (Optional: Some people like the patina copper takes on over time. I don't - I like it to shine, and steel wool cleans it up nicely.)

Step 2: Cutting the Wood and Copper

Copper: Using a measuring tape, measure out 6" and mark with a marker. Using the pipe cutter, cut ten - six inch pieces of the copper pipe, then cut eight 1 1/2" pieces of copper pipe. We are through for now with the copper.

Wood: Using a circular saw, cut the wood down to size. For this project you will need two 9" (L) pieces. (Note. This wood is from the big box store. I purchased a piece of 2' x 6" x 1/2" Red Oak board. Keep in mind that although the tag says it is 6" wide. The actual measurement is 5.5" (W).)

The top board will need a hole for the Melitta Pour Over Coffee Maker to sit in. Using a measuring tape, find the diameter of the bottom of the pour over coffee maker. (I am using digital calipers here to get the measurement).After finding and marking the center of the board, use a jigsaw to cut out the hole.

Now that all of your pieces are cut, it is time to put the coffee stand together.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

An exploded view of how the pieces should be attached is shown. Simply dab a drop of glue on each part, then push together and hold for a few seconds ensuring a tight bond. This is what I will call the coffee stand leg . You will make two legs. (See photo)

Next, we will add the two boards, which will effectively tie the entire project together. To secure the boards to the copper legs, use a screw to screw through the copper into the oak boards. Your Project is now complete.

Step 4: The Final Project

This coffee stand was made specifically for the Melitta pour over coffee maker, but can be adapted for any brand pour over maker. This can also be used with a bolsita or bolsa bag. This bag has many names in several places around the world, but it is essentially a piece of cheese cloth that holds the coffee while brewing.

If you wish to learn how to make coffee this way, here is a little reading that will familiarize you with the process. Some people think it is a bit much for a simple cup of coffee, but trust me your taste buds will thank you. Enjoy!

Pour Over Coffee Method

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    3 years ago

    very nice. how does the flavor compare to the flavor from he french press?


    Reply 3 years ago

    I think the pour over method is better because it does not extract as much oils from the coffee during brewing as the french press does. More oils equals a bitter cup of coffee.

    This is just my opinion though, but if you go on any coffee forum and ask this question, it will be like that old Miller Light commercial..."Less filling....tastes great!"


    3 years ago

    Love the exploded..well, it's quite literally an exploded view in Step 3. Beats Cad in my book! That and copper looks nice with the wood, thank you for the inspiration


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks! Glad you were inspired. I was trying to figure out the best way to explain how the copper legs go together, and I just couldn't do it as clearly with words as I wanted, so my mind said take a photo and explain it that way.

    Although I have Sketchup, I am far from knowing how I could have done this with the program, although I am sure it would be fairly easy for those that know the ends and out of the program. One day I too will have it down.

    Thanks again


    Reply 3 years ago

    Regarding sketchup, I have it down (to some degree) at the mo. But knowing how time consuming such things can be I think your method would save me a whoole lotta time! Stealing that haha. Good luck with the sketchup sidea things