Originally Posted by samsara
I was in Home Depot today and saw 2x3's that cost less than the untreated 2x2's AND they were much straighter and in better condition. I don't know if this was just a one time deal but they might not add too much more weight, should fit fine into this stand, and might add a bit more strength for those wanting a bit more oomph in their stand.
I used the HD 2x3's for the stand that I made earlier in the year. The initial intent was to use it inside but it's now migrated to the deck after three coats of deck sealer. I still want to add rubber tips to the legs to help with water penetration, but for the cost and strength, I'll gladly replace them with 2x3's again if the deck seal doesn't keep the water out