"Grove" Archery Stands

General view of completed stands.

A set of stacked stands.

General dimensions / scheme of parts.

Parts List, per stand

  1. CLS Timber, 63 x 38mm, 2400mm lengths, qty.6 (5 ½ if making more than one stand.)
    (If stands will live outside permanently, use pressure-treated timber, which will usually look slightly green.)
  2. Cup Square Bolts (Coachbolts) 10mm or 12mm x 90mm long, qty.4
  3. Penny Washers, to fit coachbolts, qty. 8 or 12 with matching fibre/rubber washers if available.
  4. Lock-nuts, Nylon insert, to fit coachbolts, qty.4
  5. Wood screws, 6mm x 75mm to 90mm long, qty. 8 - for top bar down into front legs.
  6. Wood screws, 6mm x 60mm to 90mm long, qty. 8 or 12 - for cross bars into back of legs (check the length if using different timber).
  7. Cord, rope or webbing; approx 1m but allow a little extra for the knots if using thick rope.
  8. Optional: Cord, or very thin rope for pin rack; approx 1.5m depending on the thickness.
  9. Optional: Wood preservative, for bottom of legs if using outdoors.

Timber cutting guide


Bolt shafts wrapped with masking tape to correct diameter

Unless they have a full thread, wrap the shaft of all bolts with approx. four layers of masking tape (approx six inches long), to match or exceed the size of the threads.
Use a fibre washer if possible, or glue two penny washers together, either way, get the widest washer available.

Marking out / construction

Finishing Touches

Pin storage rack

If the stand is to be used outdoors, the pin storage rack shown here is really useful, ensuring that whenever a stand is taken down-field, the necessary pins will automatically be available.
The rack shown above was made from approximately 1.5m of 6mm paracord, but the size is not particularly important.The knots used are figure-eights, which make a definite loop, which hangs slightly free of the back cross bar, where it is held in place with garden staples.By allowing the loops to dangle, you will find that even if the stand is carried on its side, the pins will hang down naturally, with no risk of falling out, unlike the more obvious choice of fixed loops or holes drilled in the bar itself.