If you are going to hang from the walls make sure you know something about the construction of those walls and the various shortcuts that can be hidden by bargain basement builders.
Let me be clear... the vast majority of builders are skilled and honest using sound practices and materials. But do you really want to bet the ranch when you don't know who built it or how?
edit: be careful about replacing the hinge screws with longer ones. It is possible to distort the casing of the door and thus distrupt the workings. It can be done succdessfully if the shims are placed at the hinge points. But if not you can suddenly have door that won't open or close like it used to.
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I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies
Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
I have 2 Dreamweavers in the house. One in my daughter's room and one in the basement where I go to "work on stuff".
Here is a link to photos of the hammock and supports in the daughter's room:
The boards run at right angles to rafters. A year later, no pull is seen in the walls or paint.
It's also very important to pay attention to where electrical outlets and plumbing are. I avoid studs that have an outlet on them. Electricians are never consistent where and if they bore a hole and run the cable thru the stud. One thing to lighten your pack weight, a whole nother thing to be en-light-ened. Another place to be carefull is a bathroom wall with the sink/toilet on the other side. A little investigative work can indicate where the pipes are. Just pay attention.
Totally right Rev on the door framing.
I know a little something about the construction of my home. So I went into the frame around my closet and into the frame around my window with lag screw end eyebolts. If in doubt, cut it out. Patching drywall is nothing and it would be a weekends work to find your mark, cut out the drywall there, put in an extra 2x4 and fix it well to the header/footer and adjacent 2x4 then patch it back up.
I didn't have to do that though as my members are full length double 2x4's attached firmly so I just have two Eyebolts sitting out of the wall. I've got a treadmill on one side and a microwave/stand on the other. With the hammock stored there is plenty of room and with the hammock out, there's still plenty of room, just have to duck under the hammock if you want to go from one side to the other and it's too easy to store to have to do that.
Here's the first of 6 pics of my setup starting with my Granddaughter playing in it. She loves to swing in the hammock. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...pictureid=6724
I started sleeping in the Hammock at the first of the year. I don't sleep as well on a bed and don't plan on going back.
From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.