Originally Posted by spoonyspork
Timberrr -- I'm having a bit of a problem visualizing what you're saying, even after that drawing. Is this essentially a pressure rod, or is the pipe hanging *in* the stand? What keeps it from rolling out if so? And what keeps your stand bit from just falling over for that matter?
Wow, that's a lot of questions for a guy from Florida...
Picture it like this:
1st - two 4' 2x4s laying together lengthwise with ends flush, spin one of them so they make an 'L' and nail them together.
2nd - nest a third 4' 2x4 in the crux of the 'L' (so it forms a simple, solid block), don't nail it yet.
3rd - slide that 3rd 2x4 (the loose one) down about five or six inches and nail it in place. Slide it enough to clear any baseboard or trim you may have. If you don't have any baseboard, slide it about 3".
You'll need to do all that twice, one unit for each corner (diagonally opposed corners in the room)
4th - set each unit so the outside corner of the 'L' (that is the 'L' from step 1) nests snugly in the corner of the room with the single leg (from step 3) on the floor and the 'L' pointing up.
5th - the end of the diagonal pipe will nest in the inside corner of the 'L' and rest on the top surface of the leg. It shouldn't be able to move around any more than a wiggle.
Since it can't be compressed, the length of the pipe keeps the corner units pinned in the corner.
Hope that helps.