Hey Guys/ Gals,
I had been using an eye hook in the stud for my 11' dutch hammock but now that I have accumulated a few more hammocks, and my wife has decided that she would like to be able to hang indoors with me I went back to the drawing board... after many hours of searching through threads here I came up with this idea. I put up two sets of brackets so that I can hang two hammocks at once.
Ingredients- Keep in mind this is for two hammocks as the Superstrut only comes in 10' sections. If you only need one hammock up then cut the number of bolts and washers in half.
Superstrut 10' (I cut the piece into four 2.5' sections) - http://www.lowes.com/pd_20281-53911-...7C1&facetInfo=
Superstrut 3/8" Cone Nut - http://www.lowes.com/pd_47816-53911-...7C1&facetInfo=
Superstrut 1/2" 90 degree bracket - http://www.lowes.com/pd_74911-53911-...7C1&facetInfo=
Four 3/8x16x1" Grade 8 Bolts
Flat and lock washers for said bolts
Structural lags - I used 5/16x 3 1/8" that I found at Home Depot.
Total cost for all these items was around $45.00
After I cut the 10' length into four 2.5' sections I marked out the studs on my walls and mounted the Superstrut diagonally across two studs using structural lags (much better than using a conventional lag as they are stronger and a smaller diameter that don't split the stud without being pre drilled.) Once the tracks were hung I just inserted the cone nuts and bolted the 90 degree brackets to them using 3/8x16x1" grade 8 bolts with a lock washer. I was looking for a way to attach an eye bolt to the strut rather than the 90 degree bracket but the bracket seemed to just be the easier option and functions the same. I then used a carabiner through the bracket to attach my suspension. The great thing about this set-up is that I just have to loosen the bracket and I can slide it up or down to adjust height. This works great for bridge hammocks that need to hang lower, or to raise your foot end a few inches if need be. Any questions or critiques are welcome. Thanks for looking!