How to Make a Flag Pole Stand

Things You'll Need

  • 1-gallon coffee can

  • 3/4-inch PVC pipe, 6 1/2 inches long

  • Premixed concrete

  • 5-gallon bucket

  • Water

  • Mixing stick

Flag stands support flag poles so you don't have to.

Whether you're building a flag pole stand for a special holiday or a scouting project, a flag pole stand provides proper display support. The stand keeps the flag from coming into contact with the ground or blowing over in the wind. The size of stand you build depends on the pole diameter, flag height and flag weight. Paint the flag pole stand to coordinate with the celebration's decor.

Step 1

Set a 1-gallon coffee can on the ground.

Step 2

Set a section of 3/4-inch diameter, 6 1/2-inch-long PVC pipe vertically inside the can. Center it in the can. Use a tape measure to ensure it has an equal distance from all sides of the can.

Step 3

Dump 4 inches of premixed concrete into the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket. Add water and mix the two until the consistency is like chunky peanut butter. Use a stick to do the mixing.

Step 4

Hold the PVC pipe in place and pour the concrete around it until it reaches the top lip of the coffee can. Settle the concrete by poking it with the mixing stick. This will help smooth out its surface.

Step 5

Allow the stand to dry 48 hours before using.

Warning

Avoid touching the concrete; the lime in it can irritate skin.

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