I've made some little stand things out of some pluming flanges (saw a guy use them for a candle holder on trading spaces)...
I'm glad I'm not the only one that saw that and liked the idea.
I built an entire staging system out of gas pipe and flanges to hold my speakers around and slightly in front of my 56" WS, and then built a frame in front of the whole thing.
All you see is the screen and the speakers floating in air. The gas pipes are very sturdy and don't cause any rattles. I also used it to hang my surrounds from the ceiling AND to make a foot rail in front of my theater seats!!
Very versatile stuff!
[This message has been edited by baristaman (edited August 23, 2003).]