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    I think Mac has the right idea with the cross members to keep it from racking. Braces would be better but if it's staked down well enough it should be okay.

    Also, why not eliminate the bottom cross pieces and just drive the posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Gargoyle had the idea of using ready-made parts and we are thinking of something like this.
    Where do you get those joints already made? Are they for made for putting up awning shelter things? Are they designed strong enough to support the load of 4 hammocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepcachr View Post
    Are they designed strong enough to support the load of 4 hammocks?
    Actually, the joints don't see much load. The biggest load on the joints is toward them, from compressing the horizontal ridge pole, but that is not much compared to the vertical poles, which carry all of the weight. The lower joints are compressed between the vertical poles and the ground. There is no appreciable sideways load on the joints, compared to the vertical load.
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