I'm just setting out on my first hammock making adventure...nothing fancy, I am just trying to make what I will call a "flat" hammock for an occational nap...no camping in mind, just something to have out in the yard. I am using a thick piece of denim and want to have pieces of wood at the ends to make it "flat, but I have seen two designs.
1. One with the fabric wrapped around the wood at both ends of the hammock and sewn on, then two anchors for ropes at each end of the piece of wood. These get tied together at the center point and then these would get tied to your support.
2. The other has a lot of holes drills into the length of the pieces of wood, with ropes threaded through the holes then tied to the fabric, which has grommets in it equal the number of holes drilled into the wood pieces. All the lengths of rope are then tied together using a metal ring or the like. I'm sure you know what I mean.
My question...is there a reason for the two styles? Is one more stabil, or stronger the the other? Is it just for looks? Is there a 'center of gravity' issue that one address' better than the other?
I want the hammock to bunch up around me as little as possible, but I dont want to get tossed out of it either.
I hope that all makes sense...sure would appreciate a little insight or a point in the right direction.
Thanks so much,