Maybe he should consider making one of those a week, or two weeks, and selling them on ebay.
If it's difficult to find a stand that size, I'll bet a lot of people would probably buy them. Especially, if you put the word out here he's making them to sell.
Just a thought.
I think the stand is just beautiful! You're lucky to have a husband that can do such things. I can get mine to hold a board while "I" drill the holes through it.. haha (don't get me wrong, my husband is wonderful and I love him dearly, he's just a computer geek, not a handy man).