Looking for rings around 27 inches in diameter that can hold weight...

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The rings will be sat on so preferably I'd like them to be able to hold around 200 lbs. I could possibly settle for around 150 lbs.
I have looked at Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, the internet and have had no luck. I am wanting to make a macramé birdcage chair and want to be certain the rings used hold up for awhile and people can actually sit in my chair. :)
q where could i find 27 inch wooden rings that can hold weight , crafts, woodworking projects, I did not make this chair This is just an example of what I want to make The two large rings are what I am in need of
I did not make this chair. This is just an example of what I want to make. The two large rings are what I am in need of.
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  • William William on Aug 28, 2016
    You would need bentwood rings. They are made of thin layers of wood glued together to form the ring. Opposing grains give the strength. A solid piece of wood formed into a ring has no strength. It will give at the grain. I don't know anywhere you can purchase them. There really isn't a market for them. The only thing I can suggest is a woodworker that is willing to make them for you. Another option: As a woodworker, I would make two rings from wood discs, laminate/glue a metal ring in between the two wood discs, round the edges with a router.

  • Anna Anna on Aug 28, 2016
    Keep in mind that each ring doesn't have to hold 200 pounds. The weight is divided by the amount of rings you use. Example: If you use 4 rings then each ring must hold at least 50 pounds, as long as the weight is distributed evenly.

  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Aug 28, 2016
    Personally if I were going to put that much work into it, I would not use a wooden ring, I would use metal. This site has them: http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/generalCrafts/...

  • Elizabeth Diane Elizabeth Diane on Sep 02, 2016
    When I have a weight bearing problem, I resolve it by using more "rings" to help carry the weight. Other than purchasing metal rings that look wooden, the answer eludes me. I think Katrina has the right idea.

  • Ileen Stephens Ileen Stephens on Sep 03, 2016
    That's not such a bad idea. Kind of like what Anna had said about combining rings that hold so much weight to hold more weight. I couldn't find rings big enough at bjcraftsupplies.com. I searched for some wrought iron rings online but, what I found was too expensive to be sensible for my project. So, I searched through others tutorials of hanging macramé chairs to see if anyone mentions where they found the rings but, every one I came across the person had cut the ring from an existing chair. lol. Which is what I was planning to do but, I only have enough for one chair and I wanted to make many. So, now I am thinking I may experiment with bicycle rims and see where that goes. lol Everyone has had very helpful ideas and I super appreciate y'all trying to help. Thank you everyone. :)

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    • Robby Treichel Robby Treichel on Dec 18, 2016
      Susan's idea of wagon wheels is not a bad one, if you can find them small enough, but I'm afraid bicycle wheels are just not strong enough. They are pretty flimsy these days.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 04, 2016
    I have never used them, but what about rock climbing carabiners ? https://www.amazon.com/climbing-carabiners-an...

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Sep 05, 2016
    I recently bought two hula-hoop-sized bamboo rings at Ikea, I think with the many ropes, the weight is spread out. Since it's the end of Summer, maybe someone is getting rid of a hammock or hammock chair that you could use as a start... I've even seen people who take the legs off a comfy chair and hang that from a beam..

  • Suzanne Martin Suzanne Martin on Sep 05, 2016
    Mini trampolines?

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Sep 09, 2016
    The metal rings from old wine barrels? IF they're not too badly corroded!

  • Leronna Farley Leronna Farley on Sep 10, 2016
    go to a metal shop, like Mega Mex or WorldFab & see of they can take a piece of rebar & bend & solder it for you at a fairly reasonable price.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Dec 05, 2016
    Would a wagon wheel work? Check Amish wares dot com web site

  • Didi Didi on May 27, 2018
    Try Memphis Net and Twine

  • Erika Erika on Mar 28, 2020

    Hi IIeen,


    I am looking for the hoops too, I was wondering where did you buy yours from?

    Thank you in advance.

  • Sara Nachtman-Moyer Sara Nachtman-Moyer on Sep 25, 2020

    Anyone have luck with finding metal rings?


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 19, 2021

    Hi, Get in touch with a Blacksmith!

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 02, 2021

    Hello, hope this helps you out, it's one idea

    https://www.classyclutter.net/diy-hanging-macrame-chair/