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  1. #11
    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    Hello,
    Just finished my second one yesterday.
    I will have to measure out. I only had 11' total to work with. So, the length at top from end to end is 10 9". The height is 4' 10". I had to get a smaller Brazillian hammock to work with these dimensions. In an apartment.
    The base is a standard length 2x4". The two base boards are 2x6" 40" boards. As for the angles (lol). Adjusted those manually to achieve the spread on the top.

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    Good looking stand there. I am always encouraged to see these stands. This definitely on my LOOOOONG list of things to do (I think it is # 100,374,975,493)
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    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    it was fun. Have one more to make.
    Funny thing.... It is going to take me awhile to get used to sleeping inside like this. Didn't sleep solid inside as usual. It is going to take a bit of getting used to.
    We will never conquer a mountain. The mountain allows us to visit and with enough time asks us to kindly go back down. And sits in peace with or without our presence.
    my quote.

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    Awesome job .. On my TO DO list too ...
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    way cool! i need to build a stand too.
    would you have a materials list or cut sheet? i'll bet a bunch of us would be interested.

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    Senior Member earplug94's Avatar
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    Hello,
    I will try to get something together.
    Rough idea.
    8 2x4's
    1 2x6
    6 5" 3/8 bolts with washers and nuts
    4 8" bolts with washers and nuts
    2 ?" eye hooks
    wood shims (incase the bottom is a bit off)
    8 wood screws to attach the 2x6 to the bottom

    The supplies were only 48 bucks. Not bad at all.
    One recommendation. I wish that I would have done mine in Cedar. I love the smell and look of that wood.

    I just layed out the desired top distance and height (what you want) in a garage with tape marks relative to a baseboard (the 2x4's). Kept using this as a standard to work with.
    Sidenote: I'm not a carpenter and really have never built anything. So, it's possible. lol
    I'm using Byer of maine- Barbados Brazillian hammocks for this shorter stand and it is working well. That hammock fits my geometry just right.
    We will never conquer a mountain. The mountain allows us to visit and with enough time asks us to kindly go back down. And sits in peace with or without our presence.
    my quote.

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    Earplug, the cedar you get at the lumber yard (western red cedar) is not the aromatic cedar you referenced (eastern red cedar). Imo, wrc is not suitable for hammock stands.

    Eastern red cedar can be obtained at some small sawmills, but it will take some looking. In any case, most of the aroma is gone w/in a few days of cutting.
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    thanks earplug94. i appreciate you sharing that info. happy hanging!

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    Earplug, that looks a great design!

    I am just about to cut my first pieces of lumber for a project just like this!





    oldgringo,

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Imo, wrc is not suitable for hammock stands.
    Why exactly do you believe Western Red Cedar to be unsuitable for hammock stands?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    In any case, most of the aroma is gone w/in a few days of cutting.
    Most projects that I have used WRC for still very much smell like WRC... Even the pergolla and arbour/gate we put in spring 2008 (this one still smells when it gets wet)

    IMO, Western Red Cedar is a superiour wood to pressure treated spruce/pine/fir...

    maybe the WRC we get up here in canada is different? Its from British Columbia...

    just my $0.02...
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    Love it. I want to build a hammock trellis!

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