i went with the larger fender washers that are about as wide as the 2x2s. i did use some smaller washers to begin with but when i tightened the nuts down the washers sunk into the wood. i found that with the bigger washers the legs were less prone to moving (swinging side to side) after i put them where i wanted.
I did the same as Shortbus. The fender washers worked better for me.
Short grain breaks easier when flexed and bouncing is no fun. Been there, didn't enjoy it.
Thanks for the headsup Aven. Something that hasn't been brought up before but is definitely important. One reason I ended up with C fir. Nothing else in the racks was acceptable.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.
Is there any reason that it wouldnt work to use one of these tripods without the post with a lone tree?