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    My Super Heavy Duty Hammock stand

    I am a big guy, I mean very big, so my hammock stand had to be heavy duty and the cost was a bit higher than any other I have seen here so far.

    The tripods are made of rounded landscape timbers, basically 4x4's, the pipe is a steel water pipe, the original pipe, a top rail for a chain link fence, didn't cut it. If anyone is in the market for a u shaped top rail, let me know! Here are the pics, they should speak for themselves...

    I used cable for a connector under the bar and then slaved the cable to the bar with u joint connectors to help keep the bar from bending. It seems to be working great and I would give this setup a weight retention of over 500 pounds.

    I plan on putting a porch swing under it for normal use and a kiddie swing under one tripod for a toddler to hang and enjoy.

    Total cost, right around $150.
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    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    Very cool! It's like art too.

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    I like it

    Landscape timbers are reasonably priced, and give it a "yard furniture" look

    The weakest link may be the cast plates at the end of the pipe. I would watch those carefully, there will be no "slow" failure.

    By the way WELCOME to the forum. Nice first post
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    Great job, and if you camo those poles, you'll blend right in with those trees. Welcome aloft.
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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    That is one hell of a stand. Love it great work.
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I agree about the plates, and I think what I may do is put a cable loop of some sort to the pipe so if the plate does fail there will be some sort of safety line in place. If anyone had any ideas let me know, it is always good to improve.

    I do plan on painting it, I don't know if I will camo the poles or go with a picnic table red color, like lawn furniture.

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    Now that's what I call a STRUCTURAL ridgeline!
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    Way to go! Looks comfy.

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    Welcome aboard the forum and to the turtledog stand club. That is awesome!
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