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!