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    DIY 2 Hammock Stand

    I wanted a hammock stand that My wife and I could both use...at the same time! I wanted it lightweight enough and be able to pack it small enough to fit in the trunk of a car to take places. I got the basic idea from Shadowmoss' (Thanks!) conduit stand (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=19946), but again I wanted to hang two hammocks from it! So instead of the A-frame ends I made trapezoid ends to give some space between the hammocks. I used 1-1/4" EMT Conduit for all of the poles and cut up a piece of 1-1/2" conduit for the sleeves and corners. I welded some bent bolts and attached a piece of amsteel on each trapezoid end to keep the legs from spreading apart under load. The base is about 11-12ft wide and it is about 5'9" tall and 13' long. It does have some end to end motion caused by the jointed top bar, but with a decent tent stake and single guy line on each end most of that goes away. I may try to work some more to make that top bar tighter which would take away that sway. All in all I think I got exactly what I was looking for! It is not the lightest thing at probably 50 lbs, but is less than 4 ft long with all of the pieces taken down.
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    Senior Member harrell79cj5's Avatar
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    Taken Down

    Picture of stand all taken down. I didnt have them in this picture but used two pull tie downs to keep it rolled up.
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    Outstanding!
    Think I may need to look into making one of these!!!
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    That is a great looking stand........I will now have another stand project to work on in the future!!!!!!!!!!
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    nice design!

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    How much?

    How much conduit would you say you used for this stand and what would you say the total cost of materials was excluding welding? This is EMT that you used and not Rigid conduit right?

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    Stellar..............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmoseley7 View Post
    How much conduit would you say you used for this stand and what would you say the total cost of materials was excluding welding? This is EMT that you used and not Rigid conduit right?
    I used 5 sticks of 1-1/4" EMT conduit at ~$10/stick and 1 stick of 1-1/2" EMT at about $12/stick. Paid $6 for the 1/2" flat stock metal I cut up and used for bracing and I already had the amsteel. So prob right at $75 with bolts, leg chair tips, and taxes. I had a 3ft section of the 1-1/4" leftover.

    Yes EMT not Rigid conduit.

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    Great design...makes me wish I had brought my mig welder in this country....

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