In my endless quest to make my trainer setup as small as possible in my tiny apartment, I was thinking the other day that it would make sense to have some sort of stand that replaces the entire front wheel/riser block and attaches directly to the forks with a QR skewer. If it's adjustable height that would be even better, you could hop off and move it up to simulate a climb, instead of sticking old textbooks under the riser and trying to get it level.
I intend to continue using my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine at the back, although a direct drive trainer would also reduce space. So the front fork stand has to be free-standing, not attached to some rear wheel system like some of the old trainer photos below.
Unfortunately, the only trainer front wheel replacement stands I can find are for rollers. Anyone know if such a product exists? I suppose I could always make one next year.... I've been meaning to learn how to weld?