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    Senior Member the_lorax's Avatar
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    DIY Wooden Hammock Stand

    Built this a couple months ago and finally getting around to posting it. I started out with a DIY rabbit ear style stand which worked OK but was a bit wobbly due to my less than stellar job at drilling the holes the right size. So I decided to have another go and build a rock-solid stand that wouldn't sway or flex when used. (Inspired somewhat by Risk's stand.) Below are the results.



    Materials used:

    • 9 8ft pressure treaded 2x4s
    • 2 12ft pressure treated 2x4s
    • 8 bolts 5 1/2-6 inches long 3/8inch
    • Deck Screws


    Cost: $50 (less if you're hardware store's standard treated 2x4s aren't crap & you don't have to go "premium". Also if you've already got the bolts or opt for all screws)
    Time: ~4hrs

    Construction:

    Uprights - They're just a pair of 8ft 2x4s. One of these days I'll cut off the excess at which point they'll be 76 inches tall. The feet are 6ft long with the uprights screwed in at the middle. (The remaining 2ft of each foot was cut into 1ft sections and used as the spacers.)

    Braces - The side braces are ~50in long. The brace going to the lower crossbar is ~51in long and have attachment points about 3ft out & 3ft up.

    You can get the hammock swinging pretty good and this thing doesn't move.

    Crossbars - Simply uncut 12ft 2x4s. I am considering cutting out the center part of the lower bar and just putting small feet under where the brace connects - less risk of landing on it if suspension fails.


    Assistant approved

    There are a few more pics in my gallery if anyone's interested.
    Last edited by the_lorax; 08-07-2011 at 20:30. Reason: added credit to Risk's design.

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    A real nice piece of work!

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    Nice work...I was just thinking of doing something like this myself...Nice job and thank you for sharing!

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    I like this stand alot.........I will be using this design for my daughters requested "bunk bed" style hammock stand. After her and her cousin hung out the other night she requested that I place her bed in storage and that this will be the way she and her company sleeps from here on out!!!!!!!
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Looks good. Are you going to paint it or weathercoat it?
    Tag with Home if your thread is more about home hammocks. Thanks!

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    Funny you should ask...

    Yeah, actually was just out trying to match stain samples with the deck!

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