Box Seats for Box Fans

To position a box fan at “just this height” or “just that angle”without risk of disaster, take a half hour to build this adjustable stand.

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To position a box fan at “just this height” or “just that angle”without risk of disaster, take a half hour to build this adjustable stand.You’ll need:

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■ Two 3-in. x 3/4-in. x 38-in. boards for the risers

■ Two 5-in. x 3/4-in. x 22-in. boards for the feet

■ One 3-in. x 3/4-in. stretcher board cut the same width as the fan

■ Two 5/16-in. x 1-1/2 in. carriage bolts, washers and wing nuts Mark and drill several 1-in. spaced 3/8-in. holes on the upper ends of the risers for adjusting the fan height.

Screw the risers to the stretcher board with two 2-in. drywall screws on each end, then saw curved ends and a 14-in. x 1-in. deep recess on the feet boards. Screw them to the risers with four 2-in. drywall screws.

Mark and drill a 3/8-in. hole midway on the fan’s vertical sides, then remove one grating from the box fan to slide in the carriage bolts, threads pointing outward. Determine the fan height you need, then attach the fan with wing nuts. Put it to work and you’ll give reader Charles Oursler a standing ovation for designing a splendid fan accessory for shop or home use.