If you check your local sheet metal and metal fabrication shops they get their metal in 4 x 10 and 5 x 10 sheets. These sheets come on heavy duty wood pallets. 4x4 main runners and 1x4 tops. The places were they get their metal do not charge them for the pallets and will only pick up the ones in mint condition. Most shops will give you these pallets to get them out of their way. I have 4 that I am picking up tomorrow. These will make great hive stands. You can keep them in the full 10' or cut them down, maybe spend a couple bucks on beefing the centers up a little or if you can get plenty of them use the wood off of the others.