finally got around to building a 3 tier wood system. i went this route for the cheapness of it, i had most of the lumber/screws/etc. laying around my shop. a fun project to build. i didn't take pictures throughout the process, since it was relatively easy and straightforward to build. if there are any questions, please feel free to ask.
height of HLT: 94"
height of MLT: 70"
height of BK: 49"
height includes 3.5" casters each rated for 225 lb.
the base is 25" (W) x 69" (L)
here's some pics:
out at our research farm, we got rid of an old soil aeration system that had inline thermometers. the entire copper manifold was just sitting on the scrap pile and I was able to salvage 3 of the thermometers with a 4" stem with 1/2" threads. they only go up to 200 deg, but work fine for my HLT.
thanks for lookin!