This Byer uses bolts to attach the cross-pieces. It comes disassembled and you have to put it together with a wrench. There are a few welded parts but you could probably work around that for a DIY version.
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I am thinking of one way that would be great, but don't know if I can explain it, but will try. Get 4 u-bolts with a flat piece that goes on the back of them like the basketball goal setup. The u-bolt goes over the pole, and the flat piece goes up against the other side, and the bolt goes into two holes in the flat piece. As you tighten the nuts the flat piece is drawn up against the pole and tightens it up. Well, put two u-bolts on each end of the main support pole. Put a leg between two of the bolts where you want it to attach. Then take a flat piece and put the end of one u-bolt though one of it's holes. Then put the end of the other u-bolt through the other hole. Should keep things flat.
In the drawing the thick black lines are the u-bolts, and the small rectangles the are attached to on each ends are the flat pieces they connet to. Same concept used in a lot of backet ball goal, and they are very sturdy, yet easy to take down for transport.
Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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