Table Top PVC pocket chart stand…
EDIT ~*~*~* 7/15/08 ~*~*~*The directions for this chart are for the small pocket charts available at the Target Dollar Spot-summer 2008. If you would like to make a stand for a full size pocket chart, measure the length and width of your chart and add two inches to each measurement. I would use 1 inch diameter PVC for a full size chart-for strength and durability.
Here are the directions, in pictures how to make the small PVC pocket chart stand pictured below. You will see my two able bodied assistants in the pictures (my hubby and son–don’t worry, he only marked where to cut!).
Step 1: Collect your materials: These are directions on how to make a pocket chart stand that will double as a big book stand (to make the other kind-just a pocket chart, subtract the last step). We used PVC pipe that was 1/2 inch in diameter. The total cost for 3 stands was $21.30, you will also need PVC glue
You will need to measure the length and width of your pocket chart. Mine from the Dollar Spot at Target are 16×26. We made the stand 18×28 so they would hang flat.
You will need to cut with a hacksaw, (2) 28 inch pieces, (1) 18 inch piece, (8 ) 4 inch pieces. You will also need 6 elbows (un threaded) 4 caps, and two “T” connectors.
Once all your pieces are cut, you can begin assembly. Take the 18 inch piece and glue it to two elbow pieces. Then glue the two 28 pieces to the bottom of the elbows. See result below:
Glue in 2 4 inch leg pieces on each side:
Next, attach an elbow joint to the ends of each of the 4 inch pieces and point them up:
Glue in the rest of the 4 inch pieces into the elbow joints and put caps on the ends to prevent scratches:
You are done!
Make sure to double check that you have glued all the joints together and wiped down with rubbing alcohol to get the sticky labels off the piping.
I used shower curtain rings or you could use book binding rings or even binder clips to hold the chart on. I also attached two charts back to back, so that two students can use this at once or can read big books at the same time.
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