In Britain, hammered dulcimers were traditionally played on whatever table happened to be available, sometimes with small folding feet attached to the dulcimer to hold it at the correct angle in relation to the player. In many other countries, however, a free-standing folding stand is used; and we have found that a stand can be very useful, in ensuring that the instrument will always be at an ideal height and angle. A stand can also help the sound to carry.
Our folding stands are based on the type widely used by the yangqin players in China. They are formed, like the old-fashioned clothes horse, from three frames hinged together, and the instrument is simply placed on the top when they are in use. We make two versions - one plain, and one with the kind of gothic features found in late mediaeval churches, especially in East Anglia. They are made in the same timber as the dulcimer.