I have a 28" long piece of railroad iron. It is about 5" tall and 5.25" wide at the base. I have been wanting to make a stand for it. Saw a stand a blacksmith was using for his anvil and thought that would work real well. I drew up the stand to see what size to start with and work my way up using lumber. Each layer will be .25" shorter and narrower. Should work well. I made the length 4" shorther so the end will hang over. I will use lag bolts to attach the RR iron. The first layer up will have slots left open so I can use the fork lift to move it as needed. The first layer will run the length, next the width.
When finished, I'll mix used oil and diesel for a coating. Maybe several coats.
I've been collecting lumber for a while and think I have enough to do this now.