I think if you are handy enough to build a stand, then go for it! My husband has a miter saw, a table saw, an electric sander, and is very handy with wood. (hmmm...I think I've got a project in mind for the hubby!)
Take your time and it will turn out well! There are lots of stand construction pics in the SW
Equipment Pics photo gallery. You may have seen them in your search. I think it would be a great sense of accomplishment if you have the talent to do this!