How to Make a Kimono Stand

Updated February 21, 2017

A kimono stand is a traditional Japanese stand used to display kimonos. Kimono stands are often made of round pieces of wood that are similar to dowels. They're constructed similarly to backdrop stands used in photography. They are much smaller than backdrop stands and much more decorative. You can build a basic design for a kimono stand from oak dowels. The dowels can be glued together, since the stability of this stand is intended to hold fabric.

Drill two 1-inch-deep-by-1-inch-diameter holes in the 70-inch board. There should be a hole at each end of the board. The centre of each hole should be 3 inches away from the end of the board and 4 inches away from each edge of the board. This is the base to your kimono stand.

Drill a 1/2-inch hole that's 1/2 inch deep in the 33-inch centre of each 66-inch dowel. Lay the dowels flat, 65 inches apart and with the holes facing each other. Drop a dab of glue in each of the holes and insert the 65-inch dowel in each of the holes to connect the dowels.

Drill two 1-inch holes that are 1 inch deep in the 70-inch dowel. The centre of each hole should be 4 inches away from the end of the dowel. The holes should be on the same side of the dowel.

Glue one pair of ends on the 66-inch dowels and insert them into the holes that were drilled in the board. Glue the other ends of the dowels and insert them into the holes that were drilled on the 70-inch dowel. Let the glue dry before use.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Oak board, 2 by 8 by 70 inches
  • 2 oak dowels, 1 by 66 inches
  • Oak dowel, 1/2 by 65 inches
  • Oak dowel, 1 1/2 by 70 inches
  • Drill
  • 1-inch drill bit
  • 1/2-inch drill bit
  • Wood glue
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Brandon Salo is a world-traveling writer, musician, medical technician and English teacher. After earning his degree at Northern Michigan University, he traveled the world while writing, performing as a jazz pianist and teaching English. In 2014 he worked as an emergency medical technician in New York state before he left to travel the world while finishing his first book.