Images of stands online range from extremely simple to fairly complicated for someone with minimal woodworking skills. A woodworking friend of mine has the coolest stand I've ever seen. It folds ups and even rotates on a lazy Susan base!
|A folding comb stand|
Image from: http://tri-gable-lea-farm.myshopify.com/products/folding-top-bar-holder
|I think this one is interesting because the bar slides in, |
but I'd worry about my fat fingers taking it out again.
Image from: http://www.backyardhive.com/articles_on_beekeeping/articles_on_beekeeping/honey_comb_display_frame_serving_tray_2/
|Adjustable comb stand from BeeThinking|
Image from: http://www.beethinking.com/products/comb-stand
A less expensive variation on this theme is a hanger for file folders,
but you have to make sure it will fit your bars/comb.
Image from http://blackberrybees.com/?p=307
My DH made me a nice comb stand a few years ago, but it broke, and he hasn't had time to fix it. (This is not a complaint, btw. He's a busy man, and I appreciate that he works hard.) So I took matters into my own hands and made a new stand based on photos someone posted to FaceBook. Here is the photo that was posted.
|Mickey Schafer's brilliant comb stand design. It holds 3 bars at a time.|
It's not a furniture-grade object, but it's easy to make, sturdy, and efficient. Perfect!!! It took about 20 minutes to make my own stand (time includes scrounging for wood scraps & chitchatting with the hubby). Oh yeah, since I used scraps that were lying around, it was pretty much free, too. Have I mentioned how brilliant this idea is & how much I love it???
I did change up one thing. I added a couple of blocks at the bottom of the posts for added sturdiness. They probably weren't necessary, but now it's solid... solid as a rock, that's what this stand is, that's what we've got... Sorry, it's late, and I'm getting punchy singing horrible, sappy 70's tunes.
|My new comb stand with all its crazy, unmatched scraps of wood. But it's sturdy, practical & functional.|
The upright posts are narrower than Mickey's, so it holds only 2 bars, but I'm still happy with it.
I didn't take any step-by-step photos, but this is a pretty easy project to figure out from just the photos. Anyway, if you're like me (i.e., workshop-challenged and too frugal to drop $70 on a comb stand), perhaps this design will be up your alley.