Since I already had the various cordage, I only had to buy the wood and steel. It was about $27 at Lowes.
I'm trying to figure out a better method of hanging the hammock from the fence rail. My prussik was messy, and there really isn't a good loop at the hammock end. I'm considering a larger prussik made with a continuous loop which can larks head directly to the hammock end.
Thanks for the yard compliments. My girlfriend will be happy to hear that. She wants a new house but finding any with yards even close is pretty tough. Looking makes us like this place more