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    DIY SymiBird Tablecloth (Crinkle Taffeta) Hammock review

    Base Plans: Slight modified SymiBird by TheXringHunt (8ft Plans) (Thank you)


    G+ Album:

    Material:


    NO-SEE-UM MESH , (Black) 54" wide ..... 3 Yards
    GROSGRAIN RIBBON - 1 inch Black......... 12 Yards
    #5 COIL ZIPPER by the yd BLACK.......... 12 Foot
    #5 COIL NL REV ZIPPER TAB BLACK........ 2 Each
    1/8 shock cord .................................. 2 Yards
    1" Polyester Webbing Tree Straps ......... 12 Foot
    7/64th Amsteel .................................. 25 Feet
    Taffeta Nylon or Polyester 58 in+ wide ... 6 Yards (2 x 14.45 oz 60" x 126" Tablecloths)
    Zipper Pulls ....................................... 2 Each
    Thread ............................................. 1 Each
    Cord Lock (Posigrip) ............................ 2 Each
    Small Key Ring for Tie Outs ................... 2 Each
    Aluminum Rings ................................... 1 Set

    Total Cost: $55.00 (DIY Gear Supplies) + $25.00 (Tablecloths Factory)

    Review \ Tips:
    • Hammock is comfortable, and has a flat lay
    • The material is a medium heavy, and warmer then ripstop
    • SymiBird patterns are pretty tight. (Thank you TheXringHunt)
    • There was some futzing to make things align
    • The 8ft hammock plan is big enough for a 6 foot person
    • Has a big foot print (dwarfs my WBBB)
    • Pink color may cause temporary blindness
    • 2 Pound total weight
    • Leave the hemmed edges on the tablecloth body, or heat seal them right away
    • Look at adding a mini-spreader bar to it

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    Impressive build! Great job!

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    Very nice! I'd love to hear your opinion of this hammock and build after you've used it in the field.

    Thanks for sharing,

    fly fisher

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    Great work!

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    Impressive!

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    Good looking hammock.

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    That looks great. Can't wait to hear how it works over a weekend outting.

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    "Has a big foot print (dwarfs my WBBB)"

    Can expound on that thought? Does this mean the hammock is shorter but wider than a WBBB or is something else going on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    "Has a big foot print (dwarfs my WBBB)"

    Can expound on that thought? Does this mean the hammock is shorter but wider than a WBBB or is something else going on?
    Knotty,
    The base of the hammock was made from a 90x126 tablecloths. The Total length is about 125", with a 103" ridge line. <Link>

    When you put this hammock next to the WBBB it is about the same size, but once you get in, it seems to be a lot deeper. The netting almost remain flat on the top, and the sides wrap around you. In the WBBB i can sit up a little bit and see out. With this one I almost have to sit all the way up to peer out.

    HOWEVER... it is very comfortable. One major plus for this hammock is that you don't stick to the taffeta fabric like rip stop nylon.
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    Is that because you used the full 90" width of the fabric?
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