The Steel Arc Hammock Stand from Hatteras Hammocks is the strongest and safest in the industry. It is constructed from 2 in diameter 12 gauge heavy duty steel and has a 450 pound weight limit. The critical elbow joint is made using a newly developed steel plate system. This welded plate has been rigorously tested and has been found to be the strongest available. Cape Shield Powder Coating for Rust Protection. Easy Assembly.