How Do You Make a PVC Kayak Stand?

If you’re a kayaker, you know the importance of proper storage and maintenance of your equipment. One essential piece of equipment for any kayaker is a kayak stand.

A PVC kayak stand is an excellent option for those who want to make their own stand quickly and inexpensively. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a PVC kayak stand that will keep your boat off the ground and in good shape.

What You’ll Need

To make a PVC kayak stand, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 4 – 10′ lengths of 1″ PVC pipe
  • 8 – 1″ PVC elbow joints
  • 4 – 1″ PVC T-joints
  • PVC pipe cutter (or saw)
  • Measuring tape

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now that you have your materials, follow these simple instructions to build your own PVC kayak stand:

Step 1: Cut Your PVC Pipe

Using your measuring tape and pipe cutter or saw, cut the following lengths of pipe:

  • 4 – pieces at 36 inches long (these will be the four legs)
  • 6 – pieces at 24 inches long (these will be the horizontal supports)

Step 2: Assemble the Base of the Stand

Take two of your leg pieces and connect them with a T-joint. Repeat with the other two leg pieces.

Next, attach an elbow joint to each end of one of your horizontal support pieces. Insert this support piece into one of the T-joints on one end of your leg frame. Repeat on the other side with another support piece.

You should now have a basic frame for your kayak stand.

Step 3: Add the Cross Supports

Take another horizontal support piece and attach an elbow joint to each end. Insert this piece into one of the T-joints at the top of your leg frame, making sure it is perpendicular to the first set of supports.

Step 4: Complete the Stand

Attach another T-joint to each end of your remaining two horizontal support pieces. Insert one end of each into the open elbow joints at the top of your leg frame, and attach them to the cross supports using another T-joint in the middle.

Your PVC kayak stand is now complete!

Tips for Using Your PVC Kayak Stand

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your new kayak stand:

  • Make sure you place your kayak on the stand evenly, so it doesn’t tip over.
  • You can add foam padding or pipe insulation around any areas where your kayak will come into contact with the PVC to help prevent scratches or damage.
  • If you plan on using this stand outside, consider cementing it into place or adding some weights (such as sandbags) to keep it from blowing away in strong winds.


Building your own PVC kayak stand is a simple and cost-effective way to keep your boat off the ground and in good condition. With just a few materials and some basic tools, you can create a sturdy and reliable stand that will last for years. Happy kayaking!

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Daniel Bennet