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    Finished DIY gathered end...

    After spending most of the fall/winter drooling over ordering a new WBBB, I decided to make my daughter a simple gathered end hammock. For a first DIY hammock attempt it worked out to be pretty easy.

    It has Amsteel blue Whoopies and is attached to the loft with 300lb eyebolts. Which was good because 3 hours later at her b-day party I found 3 kids swinging in the hammock.

    After sitting in it for the first time, she asked for a book and blanket. I think I found another hanger...
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    Rikall's Avatar
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    Nice job mgeller! I can see that she is one happy hanger.

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    Awesome!
    She looks happy.
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    Yep, she definitely looks happy. Did you give her Ed Speers book to read? I like the loft as well, pretty cool.
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    Awww... super adorable and what an awesome parent you are!! She'll remember that always. The look on her face is priceless and speaks volumes!

    I applaud the color choice as well! Fantastic!

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    Well done mgeller!
    Like DIY-stuff and also like when parents introduce their kids to the hammock world!

    Like her smile too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    Yep, she definitely looks happy. Did you give her Ed Speers book to read? I like the loft as well, pretty cool.
    She is more into mystery books then Speers. She also loves camping and canoe trips. I get asked weekly about our next trip to Quetico.

    Too bad I don't have a full loft picture. It is a 2 bed L loft, with a reading/sitting area between including a book shelf. It is color matched to the room/bedding and has undercabinet lights below, cup holders, outlets, etc. It is slightly overbuild with 2x8 framing and a pair of 4x4 support posts. But when 10 girls were on it jumping around/screaming at last nights party, it didn't move.

    Future modifications planned:
    - Adding a ridgeline
    - Moving the foot mount point from the ladder to an eyebolt. Once that is done this might also become my gear testing spot or napping place.

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    The hammock fits in perfectly.

    I like the loft Did you make that your self?
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    Minnesota's own Prince would be happy in that room in that hammock.
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    But I prefer the smile of your Princess.
    Very nice set-up. What a lucky gal.
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    Haha She's so happy in her hammock. I guess you're going to have to get rid of those bunk beds now. Great job!


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