This is a discussion on DIY Portable Hammock Stand within the Puff Banter forums, part of the Everything But Cigars category; 18 months ago my son asked me to take his bed out of his room and help him figure out ...
18 months ago my son asked me to take his bed out of his room and help him figure out how to hang his hammock in his bedroom. I was floored. Sure enough, we figured out how to do it, and he sleeps every night in a hammock. He sleeps so much better than he usedto, too! Well, he even camps with his hammock, but hates sleeping on the ground when there aren't any trees. So we talked with a friend that visits hammockforums.net and we picked up a few ideas...
3 2x2s, 6.5' long
2 8" gate hinges
8 1/4" hex bolts, flat washers, locking nuts
30 feet of paracord
11 feet of top rail chain link fence post
2 top rail end caps
Lots of scrapes, bruises and splinters
started out like this
and turned into this:
This thing is super strong, not too heavy, and really easy to build. This single mom with a basic understanding of power tools and a hacksaw advised a 12 year old on how to make this hold quite a bit of weight! The bow in the middle isn't weight bearing at all. All the weight hangs from under the tripods. Physics is cool!
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