Custom building a Swag Stretcher

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 13:52
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Would anyone have any good ideas on how to build a stretcher or even a folding table to fit a Kings Bid Daddy Swag measuring 2150 x 1550?

I was considering a bought stretcher but they at biggest are 2000 x 1440.

Which is why am asking. I'm not looking for added padding just elevating the swag off the ground.

Any ideas?
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Reply By: Hoyks - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:42

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 14:42
Personally, I'd just get a standard stretcher like you have the dimensions above and stick some extensions on the spreader bars to tie the swag onto.

80mm each side would be enough to pull the canvas tight and when inside you aren't really going to miss that much real estate.
Any water running off the canvas would hopefully drip off the sides, rather than run under the swag too.

Cobbling something together is more often a lot of effort for something not quite as good.
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Follow Up By: Anthony B11 - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 19:54

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 19:54
The Extensions you mentioned. Where would you get them? Are they more of make them up yourself thing? The swag is heavy enough that even on the windiest days I've never had to tie it down.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 20:08

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 20:08
Depending on what stretcher you look at, a lot have a spreader bar at each end. It would just be a case of extending the ends of those bars out a bit.

Broom handle or fiberglass poles would work, or just try the swag on the stretcher and see how it goes. With the bows at each end and the pole along the ridge line, you might not need anything to help it hold its shape..
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Reply By: Daniel G3 - Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 06:20

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 06:20
I have also looked for a camp stretcher to fit the Kings double swag. As the years go on it is getting more difficult to get down and up from the ground. I tried 2 stretchers beside each other but it was very uncomfortable with 2 bars in the middle.
I will watch this post to see if a solution is found.

Daniel
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Follow Up By: Anthony B11 - Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:30

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:30
I did find this option to combat that.
https://www.snowys.com.au/twin-bomber-camp-mattress
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Reply By: Gbc.. - Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:11

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