I am the new owner of a cute little craftsman's bungalow circa 1913. Naturally before I fix the flashing around the chimney and one or two other issues, I need to find places where I can hang a hammock
So... I have one big old tree in the backyard and a back deck with the corner post spaced just the right distance apart. Trouble is the deck is not the best made. The posts are 4x4 and go all the way through the decking, which is a good thing for my purposes, but I have scratched at the ground around them and haven't seen any evidence of concrete or gravel, so I suspect they are just sunk straight into the ground, which ain't code around here.
See the pics below. Do you think this will be strong enough? I wouldn't normally tie up to a 4x4, but given that it's all tied together and bolted to a facscia to the side of the house, I would think it would be ok. I should say the railing is for the most part toenailed in with decking screws, so I don't know how much they would contribute to holding the post up.