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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    LEGO kitten hammock stand? Lol

    To live such a carefree life...priceless.

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    No. Legos aren't strong enough to support the forces a hammock imparts. If your house has balloon framing there are still studs. They run from the ground level all the way up to the roof line. My house is also balloon framed . Typically this is a very old method of framing and the Timbers in your wall will be exceptionally strong . Idk what this contractor was saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Fun question. Building with LEGO (all caps, no "s" at the end - the plural of LEGO is LEGO) is another hobby of mine and has been for years.

    In my opinion, this isn't something that would be feasible, at least not realistically. I do believe a LEGO hammock stand could be built and be strong enough with an appropriate design, but you'd need thousands of dollars worth of bricks, LEGO Technic beams, and pins to make it a reality. Might as well just buy a real stand at that point. But there's a lot more to building than just stacking bricks vertically, so you might be surprised at what's possible.

    There's a TV show currently running on FOX called LEGO Masters, and on a recent episode the teams made bridges. 2 of the bridges supported loads of 1,000lbs which was the maximum the show runners would allow.

    If you really want to play with the design aspect, check out a free computer program called LEGO Digital Designer, where you can design something from an unlimited supply of virtual bricks.
    I wish they could have kept going to see how much they bridges could have held.
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    Ok that kitty hammock was priceless it looked very happy.
    One of the things i was thinking about was legos with a pole as well.
    Its pretty neat if you can put them together in the right way those little pieces can possibly make something that could hold weight like that. The power of arches perhaps. Gorrilla glue would probley be a good idea though.

    I spent about 6 hours looking for those studs. I had a beginner
    Stud finder Though. The contractor ran a better stud finder on the top almost the full length of the room. Supposedly no studs. Though the contractor did not give me the impression he was very smart.
    He charged me 115 to tell me that though the office refused to take my check i called up and sorta let em have it.
    If there were studs they were not apparent.

    I am back to my old hammock stand again so i guess i am stuck until i come up with another great idea or probley several.
    I slept on a bed for like 2 weeks it was terrible
    I really need to check out that puter program unlimited lego sounds good about now
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    Just because give Lego's Customer Service a call and send a email. See what they tell you.
    Sounds like something an engineer would find interesting.

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    This is not as totally weird as it may sound. Some actual testing was done and a house was built by James May (of Top Gear/Grand Tour fame).


    See video at 7:00 to see a lot of beams breaking.

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    What if you built the stand out of LEGO and then anchor the LEGO stand to a stud in the wall of you house?

    Oh, wait...

    Nevermind.
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    Maybe a tensahedron stand? It would be mostly compressive forces. I can stand on a single block and it does not crush, so each block can hold some weight. If really careful getting in and out, you may not need glue.

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    Check out this thread about hanging in a mobile home. There are no studs strong enough in a mobile home so this:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-home-(safely)
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    If you have a balloon framed house, chances are you also have plaster and lathe walls. Plaster and lathe can screw up the stud finders ability to sense a difference in capacitance where studs are located.

    Try a google search on how to find studs in a plaster wall.

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