CactusBob 
03062019 11:05 PM 
What to make this out of?
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I am trying to make a hanging bed for my daughter, Originally I was going to use 2X6's but I wanted it to be easily transportable and long lasting. The more wood gets taken apart and put back together the looser it gets. I am thinking about Steel but I dont know how to determine the strength to ensure its safe. If I remember correctly because its supported at 4 corners the weight load on any one point is 1/4 the total so if I used a 1000 lbs total weight each corner should carry a 250 lb load. How do I determine what steel to use.The drawing uses 1.5" sq tube but then I realized a rectangular tube might carry a larger load for a smaller size. The chains, or rope will be about 9 inches from the angle on the legs. I think I got the rest of the dims on there, my GD&T class was a long time ago. I'm also not against a redesign if there is a better way. I will be putting braces across the ends but forgot them on the drawing
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide
Bob
