Ever wondered, if you could relax on your cozy hammock in your backyard after going through a busy day by sinking in the realms of your dreams or imaginary world and forget all the chaos of life? But got stuck with the problems of building a hammock stand? Looking for an easy and quick way of how to build a hammock stand? Then you will be pleased to know that to make your work easier we have come with the 3 best ideas of making a hammock stand! Browse through all of them and select the one you like most and start making it.
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How to build a hammock stand
We have taken 3 different ideas with more than 30+ hacks.
This is the easiest method for building a hammock stand:
- Two 4 inches X 4 inches X 8-foot pressure treated post
- Drill or a spade bit
- 6 half inches eye bolt
- 5/16 stainless steel carabineer clips with locking bolt
- Posthole digger
- Two 25 lbs. bags of Quikrete
- Water seal waterproofing stain
At first, treat the hammock posts with the water-seal product.
Make a hole on each of the posts on one end keeping 3 inches from the top with the drill or spade bit for installing the eye bolt.
Screw the eyebolts tightly on both of the posts, they will connect the hammock to the posts.
Find a shady place to dig holes for the posts.
Dig two holes for the posts keeping 15 feet distance and put at least 30% or 29 inches of the posts into the hole.
Using the manufacturer’s guide use two 25 lbs. bags of Quickrete in each of the post holes.
Wait till the concrete mixture is dry and then add soil to fill up the hole. It can take 24 to 48 hours for the concrete to dry.
After that hang up the hammock and relax!
- 4 inches X 4 inches X 8-foot lumber
- Circular saw
- Miter saw
- Power drill/ driver
- 4 inches screws
- 3 inches screws
- ½ inches X 8 inches eyebolts
- ½ inches quick links
Step 1: Cutting the Lumber
Cut the lumbers according to the below instructions:
- One 96 inches lumber
- Two 72 inches lumber
- Ten 24 inches lumber
Step 2: Making the base
Lay the 96 inches lumber on the floor or ground. Now attach four 24 inches lumber at the two ends of the 96 inches lumber, on both sides, like a ‘T’ shape.
Now measure 20 inches from one end of the 96 inches lumber and attach another two 24 inches lumber on both sides like another ‘T’ shape. Do the same for the other end of the 96 inches lumber.
Step 3: Making the arms
Cut on one end of both the 72 inches lumber to 22.5 degrees and attach these end in the 96 inches lumber at the middle of the second two lumbers that we attached 20 inches away of the first ‘T’ shaped one.
Now, from one end of the 96 inches lumber add a 24 inches lumber and attach it to the arm making a triangle shape. Do the same for the other end.
Step 4: Adding eyebolt
At each end of the arm which is in the air, add two eyebolts. And we are done!
- 7 pieces of 2 inches X 4 inches X 8 foot long
- Stainless steel eye hooks
- Timberlok screws
- Circular saw
Step 1: Cut the boards to length
Cut the board according to the given instruction with the saw:
- two board to 96 inches
- six board to 48 inches
- two to 36 inches
- 4 to 12 inches
- 3 to 10 inches
- 6 to 4 inches
Step 2: Making the two sides or arms
For making two sides or arms we will need four 48 inches board and four 12 inches board. Place two 48 inches together on the floor or ground in parallel. Now, put two 12 inches board in the two ends inside the 48 inches board. Now sandwich the board together using the screw. Use two screws at each end, so we will need 4 for one arm.
Now, similarly, make the second arm.
Step 3: Making the base
Now take two 96 inches board and lay them in parallel on the floor or ground. Put the end part of the two arms we made before in a 25 degrees angle in the two ends of the 96 inches board and screw them tightly. At the center of the base add 3 ten 10 inches board and screw them tight.
Now flip over the frame and add two 48 inches board vertically at both the end of the frame like shape ‘T’ and screw them. It will look like a flipped over ‘H’.
Now, again put the base flat in the ground. Take two-two 6 inches board and a 36 inches board sandwiched inside them at each end of the base and make a 25-degree angle with the arm making a triangle shape and screw them tightly. Make sure the distance from the end of the base and triangle is at least 20 inches. Now at each of the top end of the arm add a stainless steel eye hook. That’s it, simple and easy.
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