Hey all, been lurking for awhile, this is my first post.
I want to thank Turtlelady, whose bamboo stand got the wheels turning for this one. I wanted a stand that would support the hammock and tarp, and be portable enough to take along car camping or just to throw up in the backyard when the mood struck. Anyways, here it is...
Just another angle, the tripods and cross braces are made from 3/4 inch EMT conduit, I used 6 10 foot long pieces total, I think they were $4.10 each at Lowe's. The braces are attached to standard conduit clamps which were .85 cents a piece.
These are the cross braces, I plan on using a 24 inch round piece of polyurethaned plywood on each tripod to act as tables.
These are the brackets I made for the end of the 2x3 support. These attach to the tripods and the hammock suspension attaches to the bottom of the bracket, the tarp is attached to eye bolts in the 2x3.
I used 2 - 2x3's, cut at 6 1/2 feet to give me a 13 foot long support. This is the steel bracket I use to attach the 2x3 and keep the straight and rigid.
Anyhow, I sure would appreciate some input, as I am a noob to the whole Hammock thing. It's actually Shug's fault, I stumbled onto his video's when watching some of Tinny's and it got me hooked. I gave up on the tent thing but continued "camping" regularly with our 5th wheel. Previous injuries which include a back broken in 3 places and separated shoulders took the lying on the ground option off the table, the Hammock option however should get me out of the campgrounds and back into the woods!