After a long journey working with several local craftsman and tradespeople I have found a stand design that I really like. It uses welded steel for the uprights that are then powder coated for durability (paint didn't cut it).
These wood stands have been made out of high quality wood including black walnut, cherry, red cedar, oak, and other natural woods (no manufactured wood or particle board). They have been made by a local woodworker specifically for these megalodon stands and they came out beautifully.
The metal uprights are cold rolled steel that has been formed, welded, and rounded to give a sturdy platform for the tooth to be displayed on by a local welder/fabricator.
The metal uprights have been powder coated by a local powder coating business to give them an attractive and durable finish that is far superior to paint.
Some of the wood bases have the word "Megalodon" burned into them, this gives you the option of having the "Megalodon" facing outward so people know right away what it is if they are not familiar with fossils, or you can swivel the metal upright and have the "Megalodon" not visible from the front.
All of the work done to make these stands was done by small businesses here in the United States, I have been working on perfecting each component of these stands for several years and am happy to have finally arrived at a quality megalodon stand that is worthy of the amazing fossils that fit on them. Please note the stands and teeth pictured are examples, the teeth are not included and a stand purchase gets you one wood base and metal upright (complete stand) but not a megalodon tooth unless purchased separately.
These wood stands are only available with the purchase of a megalodon tooth from the site, although I will make an exception for people who have purchased teeth previously who now want a stand.
When placing your order please specify which tooth you would like the stand for, if you are ordering multiple teeth with fewer stands than teeth. This is because the metal uprights come in several different sizes to accommodate teeth between 3-6". The metal uprights can be adjusted to get a perfect fit for your tooth, see the adjustment diagram in the images above.