Old or New?
Some of the stands have been made with reclaimed wood. I will pull one randomly for you unless you specify what you want. The stands made from modern wood do not have any markings. The antique wood could have artifacts similar to the stand shown below.
On the checkout page is a box for your comments. Please let me know what you want (clear modern wood or wormy reclaimed wood) by leaving me a note there.
The most comfortable set up for rug hooking is a floor stand. All you need is a frame with a flat bottom and a hole that is just a bit larger than 5/16″ in diameter. The Puritan frame (shown in the video) has a hole in the bottom board. Any frame with a similar bottom board will fit this stand.
Contact me to discuss your frame if you are unsure if it will work.
This stand collapses small enough to fit into checked luggage for travel.
Sept 30, 2015: After being out of stock for years, the stands are now available. We’ve made some design improvements, the wood is unfinished and they function the same way as the old one. I’ll post new photos and a new video as soon as I get the images.
**The blue Puritan frame shown in this video is not part of the stand and is purchased separately. I recommend contacting Dorr Mill Store to order the frame.
Do not lean on this stand or any other rug hooking stand. These stands are not designed to hold your weight and you could suffer a fall. If you are hooking an extremely large rug, screw a 24″ x 24″ piece of plywood to the bottom temporarily. It will help the stand to support a large rug (that is how I hooked my room-sized rug) and it will prevent it from toppling over or cracking the wood of the base. You can buy a piece of plywood this size pre-cut at most home improvement stores. Place the plywood on the bottom of the stand (after separating it from the pipes) and screw through the plywood into the stand.
When the gripper strips on my frame kept coming out of the metal bracket, I replaced them. They were tight and difficult to pull in but they aren’t going anywhere now!