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    2x4 version of Pipe Stand

    Greetings

    I'm setting up to build my first stand and am designing something safe and sturdy, movable and cost effective - a wooden stand similar in structure to Derek Hansen's Pipe Stand - and any input from seasoned hands would be great!

    Having searched the forums and the net I found a build on youtube by Tyler Peck of something close.

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    Here's a rough sketch of the Tyler's design, all lines are 2x4s
    (measurements mine)

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    The uprights are made from two 2x4 with one 4'' shorter than the other for the overhead to rest on

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    notched at the bottom for a support across

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    and triangles for stability

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    Holds together with 3'' screws


    My primary question is: is a good quality 2x4 sufficiently strong for a 14ft overhead bar?

    Since I'm new to this, any other input regarding safety or further design considerations would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
    Last edited by pecosmile; 02-13-2018 at 04:58.

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    Short answer: yes.
    The problem you'll encounter is finding "good quality" 2x4s.
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    And to add- the 2x4 stretcher in the pics IS NOT what you want, the clearer the better. If you are paying for the lumber YOU get to chose the board you take home.

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    A 2 ◊4 will be more than enough as long as it doesn't have any major cracks or big knots. I make tripod stands out of fur poles off my property all the time when down at the River Bar.the fur poles are usually no more than an inch and a half to 2 inches in diameter and I've never had one break on me. I use the poles for not only the top bar but the legs for the tripod as well, just lashed together with some Zing it or whatever I have.20170504_191958.jpgIMG_20160619_162509.jpg20170504_191958.jpg
    By all means, let's argue about whether or not a hammock will hurt a tree. All the while ignoring the fact that there is an island of garbage the size of Texas floating in the Pacific ocean. Or how about the fact that over 75% of the world's nuclear reactors are leaking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrico View Post
    Aww, thatís cooool!



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    Great!
    Thanks all, nuance of making sure that it's "quality" 2x4s is perfect

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