How to Make an Alto Sax Stand With PVC

By Owen E. Richason IV
Alto sax stands can be bought pre-assembled or you can make your own.

The alto sax or saxophone is part of the woodwind section and a member of the saxophone family. There are eight members of the saxophone family: the sopranino, the soprano, the alto, the tenor, the baritone, the bass, the contrabass and the subcontrabass. Alto saxophonists wishing to have easy access to their instrument can construct a sturdy and professional-looking stand using PVC piping, PVC joints and black felt.

Cut a 4-foot piece of 3/4-inch PVC piping with a hacksaw, set it aside. Then cut three 1-foot pieces of PVC piping.

Insert the three 1-foot pipes to a 4-way side outlet PVC tee to create a three-pronged "foot." Glue them into place using plumber's glue. Allow the glue to adhere and fix.

Insert and glue the 4-foot piece into the top of the 4-way side outlet PVC tee and then cap the opposing end with a PVC tee. Let the glue dry.

Cut two 5-inch and two 7-inch pieces of PVC. Insert and glue the 5-inch pieces into the PVC tee. Place one PVC 90-degree elbow on either side. Then insert the two 7-inch pieces into the open ends of the 90-degree tees; glue them to affix them in place.

Place PVC caps on the open ends of the PVC pipes located on the three-pronged foot and two protruding forks at the top of the stand.

Cover the PVC stand in felt and glue the black felt into place.

About the Author

Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.