Are you a paintball enthusiast who needs an easy way to protect your gun safely off the ground? If so, making your custom paintball gun stand made of wood or PVC is a great solution.
A paintball gun stand is a great way to keep your gear organized and off the floor while also adding a personal touch to your paintball setup. This guide will walk you through building a basic paintball gun stand that you can customize.
Not only is it budget-friendly, but it’s also surprisingly easy to build. Read on to learn how to make your own paintball gun stand in just a few simple steps.
DIY: How to make a paintball gun stand for yourself or your team?
Making a paintball gun stand is a quick and easy project that will help you take care of your equipment and give you peace of mind. Following these simple steps, you can make your own paintball gun stand and enjoy the game without any worries.
Instructions for PVC gun stand
PVC pipes are a versatile and inexpensive material that can be used to make all sorts of things, including a paintball gun stand. This easy-to-make and budget-friendly PVC paintball gun stand will keep your paintball gun securely on display and ready for action.
- PVC pipes and connectors (T-shaped and elbow-shaped)
- PVC glue
- Measuring tape
- Pen or pencil
The most important things are the PVC pipes and connectors, which serve as the backbone of the structure. Specifically, you will need one 5-foot length of 1-inch diameter pipe (for the base), four 3-foot lengths of 1/2-inch diameter pipe (for the sides), and two elbows (to connect everything together). You will also need some basic tools like a saw, drill, sandpaper, and screwdriver. Finally, you will need some screws or bolts for attaching your paintball gun to the stand.
Cut and assemble your pieces
Once you have all of your pieces in place, it’s time to start assembling them into a structure. Start by cutting each piece of pipe at the appropriate length with a saw – use your measurements as a guide! Once the pieces are cut to size, begin fitting them together using elbow connectors. Use a drill and screwdriver to secure each piece in place until they are firmly connected into one sturdy structure.
Sand and paint the stand
Once all your pieces are connected in one structure, it’s time to give it a bit more style! Start by sanding down any rough edges or imperfections with sandpaper – this will make sure that everything is smooth and safe for when you attach your gun later on. Then grab some spray paint or other non-toxic paint suitable for PVC and give it a few coats until you get the desired color finish. Allow plenty of time for drying before attaching anything else.
PVC pipes are a great material for a paintball gun stand, and they are easy to customize. You can adjust the height and the number of legs to match the size of your gun or your preference. And remember to properly measure and cut your PVC pipes to ensure a secure and stable stand.
Instructions for wood gun stand
Step 1: Gather materials
The first step in making your own paintball gun stand is gathering all the necessary materials. You’ll need some wood (such as plywood), screws and nails, a tape measure, a saw, a drill, drill bits, sandpaper, wood glue, and polyurethane sealer. Depending on how fancy you want to get with your design, you may also want to purchase some decorative trim or paint.
Step 2: Start building your base
Once you have all of your materials together, it’s time to start building! Start by cutting two pieces of plywood into rectangles two feet by one foot each; these will serve as the base for your gun stand. The base of the stand should be approximately two feet wide and one foot deep—this size works well for most paintball guns but feel free to adjust the dimensions depending on what kind of gun you have. Next, use wood glue and nails or screws to attach them to form an L-shape when viewed from above. If desired, now is also the time to add any decorative trim or cutouts you may have purchased.
Step 3: Assemble the legs
After assembling your base, it’s time to move on the legs. You’ll need four pieces of plywood around 10 inches tall each (again, feel free to adjust this measurement depending on what kind of gun stand you’re making). Use wood glue and nails or screws to attach them at each corner of the base to form a rectangle when viewed from above. Make sure that all four legs are firmly attached before continuing with assembly.
Step 4: Finish up
Once all four legs are in place and everything looks structurally good, it’s time for the finishing touches! Sand down any rough edges or splinters with sandpaper, ensuring everything looks nice and neat once painted or stained. Once sanded down, finish up by applying multiple coats of polyurethane sealer—this will protect your gun stand from wear and tear over time.
Step 5: Paint or stain the stand
Using your paint or stain, give your stand a nice finish. This will protect the wood and make it look great. Allow the paint or stain to dry completely before using the stand.
Do it yourself
Making a basic paintball gun stand is easy enough for anyone with basic DIY skills. You don’t need much in terms of tools or materials—just some plywood, screws/nails/glue/paint/etc., and maybe an hour or two of work is all it takes.
With just a few simple steps, you can have a custom-made gun stand that helps keep your gear organized and looks great too. So why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how quickly and easily it comes together. Good luck!
Check the video by Chris Foster and watch how he made a gun stand step by step.