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    Hammock Chair DIY

    I am looking for ideas for a diy hammock chair. Took a stroll down forum memoirs, but didn't see anything. Anyone have a link or experience/tutorial making one.
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    Dblhmmck made one. But I'm not sure if that's the kind you are thinking of.

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    I bought a new "air chair" off ebay for $25. I think you would have a hard time betting that with DIY.

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    I am unsure what you are looking for, but we use what we call sooky chairs when camping/hiking.

    We take some netting with woven not knotted netting with 1/2" squares. We cut two pieces 24" x48" and tape every second square on three side. Like a 24x48 pillow case made of netting. We attach cords to the four corners and tie the chair between 4 trees. The closed end we tie about knee high and the open end a little lower than shoulders. Adjusted it forms a slung chair in the woods. It weights about 1/2 pound and fold very small. In colder weather we place a windshield reflector inside the chair. If you find a couple of sound dead trees you can lean then into two trees at about 45* angle and set the chair between them. If I ever learn how to post pictures I will post some.

    I should just send one to shug and let him do a video.

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    There's a pic of dbhammocks DIY chair.. He wrote about it somewhere.
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    I've grown to really like sitting in my bridge. It is very, very similar to the design of a sky chair-type hammock chair when you're sitting in it, except that it is suspended from the side, not from the top. I have a plan to make a simple headrest and footrest that will be suspended from the ends of the hammock and really turn it into a recliner. I'll do that as soon as I stop reading HF posts and break out the machine and thread.
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    I was looking to build one, like the air chair, or the one dblhammck has. But at that price on e-bay....I'll buy and then copy. thanks for the ideas.
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    Finito

    Finished my home made chair. Sits real comfortable. I did a single prussick know on each of the chairs side ropes, allowing the chair to recline/adjust. When rope is not under tension, you can slide ropes forward or back to achieve the amount of recline you want. They hold tight once you sit down.
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    Very cool. You've really jumped into this Hammock DIY with both feet. I love it!
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    Thanks, I am inspired by all of you. This is a great site with some really good people.
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