I was really bummed out when I saw how much people were charging for pour over stations. I have seen some decent DIY designs, but none I really had the time or tools to replicate. All you need for this project was a vice, hacksaw, sponge and soap. I have no idea what any on these parts are called, but I do know I used 1/2" copper pipe and the fittings below.
I cut the legs 9". I also cut out six 3" pieces and eight 2.25" pieces. That was pretty much it. The Harios seemed to fit nicely when I made the center pieces 2.25". After I put everything together and tested the sturdiness of the device, I took it apart and scrubbed it with soap and water. I could have gone for a 3 station but settled on 2. If I would have gone 3, I would have only spent about five more dollars.
This is the finished product. I would love to see some other designs. This is my first one, but I am planning on building one with a drip tray and drain. This whole project took about 2 hours and cost about $18.
i played around with copper pipe a little muhself a few months ago. Not that you would need to but if you lengthen the center pipe a quarter of an inch (from 2.25 to 2.5 inches) then the frame will fit both a V60 and beehouse perfectly.
Done. Thanx for the clear coat tip. But will save that for tomorrow.
Any ideas out there for a cheap drip trey.
So this is the finished design for my pour station. i used a 2.5" space to balance the v60. witch also works perfictly for balancing the Clever Coffee Dripper, Melita 1x4, V60 #1 and Filtropa #1 size cones.
To cut the pipes i purchased a "junior tube cutter," a small clamp with a cutting disc inside. cost about 6 dollars and some change. made for a little more work but it makes a level cut. Other tools used were a fine tip sharpie, and L square ruler. All in all this was a really inexpensive and EZ Coffee related Arts and Crafts Project. By the way Totally makes you feel like man of the house when your done building shit out of copper pipes.