So you’re looking for some specific information about carrom board stands. Maybe you’re looking to build one yourself or maybe you’re trying to find the best carrom stands available in the market.
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Well, here’s the good news for you. This guide is going to cover all of the answers you were looking for regarding carrom board stands.
In this post, I am not just going to cover about the material of the stand you should opt for or what the standard size of the carrom stand is but, also I am going to talk about how you can measure whether you have bought the perfect stand or not.
So, let’s start!
1. Can I make carrom board stand at home?
Absolutely, infact a lot of the people have already done it.
You first have to select which type of material you want for your stand. Usually, there are 2 types available in the market metal and wood.
As you may have guessed working with metals for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects is not a good idea. It really tough to work with metals especially at home.
Contrary, wood is pretty good when it comes to home based projects.
The second thing is that you have to analyze the size you want your stand to be. The size should be perfect and back friendly.
I’ve also covered the standard carrom stand size later in this post.
Once you are done with selecting the material and size we can start working on the stand.
If you have selected metal as the material then this section is not for you. Instead, I encourage you to skip and start from here.
If you have selected wood, then keep on reading.
Note: We are not going to make an advanced version of the stand but, just a basic non-foldable one.
1.1. First, go and buy the highest quality wood available in the market.
By highest quality, I mean measure the weight of the wood. Make sure it’s heavy. The weight is one of the key criterion in the making of carrom stand. If you buy the light weight wood maybe because of your budget or something else, your game will going to be shaky when you play on it.
Another way to check the quality of the wood is to knock on it. This will allow you to check if the wood is hollow from the inside. If you feel it’s pretty solid and can’t detect the presence of the termites. Just go for it.
1.2. Next, cut the wood into 4 pieces for the bottom legs of the stand using the measurements you did previously.
Make sure the legs aren’t too think nor too thin. Cut the pieces in moderation.
For the upper part of the stand i.e where your carrom will be placed. You first have to measure your carrom board dimensions. The reason for this step is because I have noticed that most of the standard stands available in the market have a width of 70%-90% of what the carrom board size is.
You have to cut the wood into 6 equal sizes for the upper structure of the stand. The 4 pieces will be arranged in a manner so they will be attached as an outline of the upper part. The remaining 2 pieces will be arranged diagonally making an X at the center of the stand to give support to the carrom board.
The diagonal ones will be overlapped so be sure to trim them as needed so the upper part of the carrom is all plane.
1.3. Now that you’ve the pieces all trimmed and ready to be attached together.
First, apply glue to all the pieces where it’s required and build a basic structure.
Once you are satisfied with how the structure looks you can now do the actual work using drill machine, needles, screws or anything you would like to make it work for you.
Hopefully, you’ll get a nice structure of the carrom board stand that you can use to play.
Though, not required but, as you’ve applied glue you can leave your newly made carrom stand for a few hours before using.
1.4. The optional step is to apply paint on your stand to give a nice glossy look.
That’s it! Now you can play using your own custom made carrom board stand.
2. What are the best carrom stands available in the market?
There are a tons of variety when it comes to choosing the carrom board stands.
The material, the quality, the color all differs.
Some are heavier, some are lighter (which I personally don’t recommend). Some are expensive, some are cheap.
There are simply a lot of options and a lot of criterion to look for.
One of the best rule to always keep in mind while shopping for the carrom stand is to buy the heaviest one available. This way your board will not get shaky when you start to play.
3. What’s the material used in carrom board stand? Is it wood, metal or any other?
The most common material used in carrom stand is metal or aluminium.
There are others that made up of wood too.
But, I am going to recommend the metal one whenever it’s possible for you to buy. Simply because the metal stand have much more advantages than the wooden material:
- They are heavy hence stays flat on the surface
- No risk of getting termites
- Hydraulic system and/or adjustable screws included
4. What’s the best type of carrom board stand available in the market?
4.1. Click Lock Mini Stand
4.2. X-Fold Stand
4.3. Click Fold Large Stand
4.4. Box Type Stand
4.5. Easy Fold Stand
5. How to measure that your carrom stand is perfect?
6. What’s the cost of the carrom board stand?
7. What’s the size/height of the carrom board stand?
Here you have it. The perfect resource guide for those who want to buy or make the carrom stand on there own.