I recently built a couple of custom stands for some great pieces of art.
The first one is by Christ Bathgate, Slider sculpture (S1). I wanted to present it, so I turned a piece of walnut that fit a glass dome. I also soldered some brass rod to display the piece properly. Everything looks better on sticks.
The second piece is the Gemini figure from Outer Space Men. This little guy had a balancing problem, so I turned a piece of aluminum and added two small rods so the feet would be fixed. There is a hole in the back to store the extra pieces.