I've got an idea that I want to run by the good folks here at the forum and if it looks like it will pan out, I'll make a prototype and share the results.
My desire is to hang inside as an alternative to my regular bed. My concern is that I live in a townhouse and don't want to risk structural damage or injury to myself.
The solution I'm proposing is creating a plate with multiple mounting locations that spans three wall studs. By using deck screws into three different studs, this distributes the weight of the hang on to a large area. By employing multiple mounting locations the weight of the hang is distributed to multiple parts of the plate.
The design is made up of a sheet of 1" thick plywood measuring 34" wide and 24" tall, and a 1"x2" piece of hardwood 24" long. I've included a link to a crude mockup of the idea that I created in Google Sketchup.
Here are my questions:
1. Does anyone see any obvious flaws that I'm missing?
2. Can anyone tell me if the materials I'm planning on using will be sufficient?
3. Can anyone suggest any improvements?
I look forward to any and all constructive criticism and to making something that can help anyone that wants to use it.