I'm going to go ahead and build 3 speer type hammock stands in my bedroom for me and my two boys. We all want to hang instead of using the beds. Yes, I am single (lol). I am going to go ahead and build 3 of the speer type stands. Was wondering something. I want to use wood instead of piping so that it will look a bit better. Do you think replacing the 1" piping with 4x4" beams would be okay. The 4x4's would replace everything. I need something more permanent and wouldn't need to transport. Would have two bolts at each connector so that I could dis-assemble.