Very cool idea. Looking forward to trying it out.
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allrighty, mine is looking and performing great!
for you wbbb guys who are making this, you could easily make the rising posts a good 18 inches shorter.
thanks for posting this awesome project - for us tree-challenged yard folks. haha....
Okay, my stand is almost complete!
But now i have a question... the 1/2" eyebolts that i purchased here are rated for 350lbs from home depot; if we are to use ropes and such for suspension that exceeds 1000lbs, should i be worried that my bolt is going to fail me at some point?
I've been using these on my own stand for over a month and haven't had any problems. I weigh around 240-250 and I hang from them everyday. I think that is a working load number, not a max load.
Okay, my stand is complete!!
I will post pictures when the weather finally cooperates
Thank you SO much for this relatively simple, yet elegant design!
PS - jjthedog, i may have found a possible failure point on this design. I am not sure what size screws you used to attach the feet to the base, but considering those screws will corrode first as they are at grade level, I have decided to use larger 1/4 or 3/8 lag screws (preferably galvanized) instead. The entire design is just so beefy, I would hate to see anyone topple over because of rusty screws or even the shearing forces put on #8 deck screws
I am sure this design will serve me for many years! Thanks again!!
I agree. I've been thinking about the feet being in constant contact with the ground as well. I think I'm going to put three smaller blocks under the feet to lift it up slightly. One in the middle, and one at each end. That way the backbone would still be completely supported under each foot, and the feet extending away from the stand would still act as stabilizers. Using the galvanized lag screws would be ideal. This would keep the moisture from the ground away from as much wood as possible. It will also kill less grass Looking forward to seeing pics of your stand!
If you are using pressure treated lumber, be sure that your hardware is compatible. At least in the US, galvanized screws will corrode if used in lumber treated in the past 8-10 years. I don't know about zinc coated eyebolts, and have no idea what Canada is treating lumber with.