I've been using cinder blocks to raise one of our drums up off the ground. I'm 6'5" so raising it up a few inches makes it a little more comfortable to work around. Got tired of lugging around cinder blocks and decided to come up with a stand. It had to be lightweight, cheap and since the drums are stored outside year round, somewhat weather proof.
After wandering the aisles at Lowes and brainstorming over a six pack, I decided on PVC. Definitely not the intended use of PVC, but it fit the above criteria. Durability and heat resistance TBD, but here's what I came up with. Sorry for the GIANT pics!
(if you are a plumber by trade, you might not want to look at the pics!)
Borrowed chop saw and a bunch of parts
Dry fit before gluing!
Primed and glued. I couldn't find caps, so I used T's for the feet to keep from sinking into soft ground.
Bolts so the drum doesn't sit directly on the PVC.
Finished product! (Note the lonely looking cinder blocks in the background.)