Just completed my TDS. I successfully ripped some 2x4's that have been laying around waiting for a good use.
Ripping? Good. Cutting the bevel ends? Not so much. My 2nd stand came out worse than the first. Not bad for a first try though... and as I have more wood, will cost me nothing to re-do.
I used Treeslayer's ridge pole design ( https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...968#post472968 ) - 2 - 3/4 x5' conduit with a 1/2x5' inner sleeve connector. Like Treeslayer, I wrapped the ends in gorilla tape to snug it up. and also a wrap in the center.
Suspension is pretty much all amsteel parts (homemade!)- pole hanging from 12" continuous loops, and the hammock is on hanging on caribiners clipped into soft shackles looped over the pole ends.
I've got time before I need to make it weather ready... but this is a good first step!