Originally Posted by Brute1100
i was going to just put in two poles in the yard... now i am thinking this stand is a better deal all the way around...
i have a few questions though... is this long enough to hold a table cloth hammock with whoopies??? i went through most of this thread and i didn't see anything with whoopies hanging that i remember...
I have one - it depends on how long your DIY is (120" should work).
I built one of these and one of the following. Honestly, I like the turtlelady (or the turtledog variant) more than this one. This one looks really sleek and it's shorter, but that ends up putting you closer to the ground. I felt like I was sometimes a little too low - and my back was right over those outriggers, which felt a bit awkward mentally. Also, the TurtleLady stand (with the aluminum poles I got) can break down and fit in my sedan for transport, which is super handy.
The One I modeled Mine After:
If you're not sure, the materials for this plan are cheap, as are those for the TurtleLady stands/variations. You could always build them both.
Either way, I would recommend going with these over putting poles in your backyard. Those'll be a pain if you ever want to remove them - and you can't move them around your yard or to another location. Most of these DIY stands allow for much more portability.