Whether for relaxation reading or taking a nap, a hammock is a pretty useful outdoor item that can make you enjoy your outdoor time and not having a place to hang shouldn’t be a limitation. The goal here is to be able to make a good hammock stand right at home. A stand that of course is solid, safe and essentially at a very low cost compared to what would have to be spent on purchasing one.
Here’s the material and tool list for getting this simple family project done:
Eight 8′ 2×4 boards
Four 1/2″ diameter, 12″ long bolts
Six 1/2″ diameter, 8″ long bolts
Ten 1/2″ nuts
Ten 1/2″ washers
Circular saw or chop saw
Drill and 1/2″ paddle bit
Lay two 8′ boards parallel to each other. With your paddle bit, drill a hole 6″ inches from each end.
This is how it should look after both sides are done. Lay out your hammock to determine what the angle of the boards need to be to fit your hammock
Once you get the angle you need, cut another 8′ board in half to make a brace at each end. Use 2 spacers for each brace and secure with 12″ bolts through the spacer and an 8″ bolt on the “arm”. The picture below also shows the leg attached, which is detailed in the next step.
Just as a reminder, a level ground is important to ensure there’s no inclination in the center of gravity so no one gets injured using the hammock. If you like this then do not forget to share.