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for the traditionalist john is on the right track with oak. Hickory, ash or southern yellow pine are also good choices. Most of the load in his design would be compression so 2.5 in square should be enough for a couple hundred pounds, if the bases are well secured. You should check the backing on the gallows bases also.

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p.s. john, trans oil was only down afew tablespoons at hilton head :-]

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If you want to use PVC pipe, you could fiberglass over it and then probably get something that is strong enough to work. Personally, I think stainless steel is the way to go.

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