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    simplified freestanding hammock stand?

    So I need to make a hammock stand for the yard, and I see the TD stand and think it can be simpler (maybe...)

    Here's my theory (keep in mind I'm not skinny and won't be transporting this thing), 6x's 6ft 4x4's, 2 gate hinges (with needed bolts) and either 2 bolt thru eye bolts or 2 short bolt thru rods, and some cord.

    Make the tri's like normal, but put an eye bolt (to clip a binner to) or the bolt thru rod on the far upright. The rod would serve to keep webbing (either from the hammock suspension or a loop of webbing to clip the hammock to, similar to the eye bolt thing) from slipping down.

    Now the hammock is freestanding and the force applied would be on the furthest 4x4 so...maybe?
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    It is worth a shot, but I still think you have a good chance of the force pulling the tripods over instead of down.

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    I don't think REV is suggesting eliminating the top rail... . Are you, REV? The eye bolt is a good idea. Being on the outside of the tripods should put the forces right about where they need to be. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    I don't think REV is suggesting eliminating the top rail... . Are you, REV? The eye bolt is a good idea. Being on the outside of the tripods should put the forces right about where they need to be. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
    yes and no. i posted this laying in bed looking at the stands last night, and then when i woke up this morning i thought "why not just bury the 4x4's in concrete in the ground and be done" saves me from buying 4 i dont really need....

    my original idea was to have a stand tall enough that when the hammock was hung it would have been some place under the center line of the uprights and that would hopefully have put the tipping force too low to topple. this would make for, essentially, and infinitely adjustable set of "trees"

    so what you guys think is the ideal "tree width" for most hammocks?
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