I was testing my diy bridge,felt pretty comfy,looked up at my spreader bar right above my head and wondered what would happen if it snapped...
At that very moment the bar at the foot end did snap and gravity did its thing..
I had just created two very sharp oak vampire stakes and luckily they were not in me.
I used 5/8 inch oak dowel rods which should work ok. either the rod was faulty or my suspension triangle may have been a bit to short.
either way no more wood spreader bars for me. A good reminder to us
non expert DIYers to be careful of what we create