Hey all! Man, I have been seriously BITTEN by the hammock bug!
I wanted to make a stand for my daughter's so they could sleep inside if they chose, or take them outside on the deck during the summer...
I looked at all the folding stand ideas, and all the rest of the stand ideas on here, and came up with this. Please let me know what you think, how it could be improved, etc.
It's made from 3 x 8-foot 2x4s... 1 is left whole as the base, the other two are cut into 3.5-foot lengths for use as the arms and the legs. A total of 10 eyelets were used, and 2 x 3/8" carriage bolts (3.5" long). Took about 20mins to put together. I sat in it (180lbs) no problem. Right now the legs are screwed on, but I think I can use the carriage bolts on them also so they spin into the same oreientation as the body.
Fully setup (notice the purple fabric/ropes - this daughter loves purple, other loves orange, so that's next )
Arms folded down:
Closeup of small block to keep arm in place until everything is strung up: