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    Frame for hanging hammock?

    Unfortunately for me all the trees in my back yard have been blown down by mother nature so I don't have anything there to hang my hammock on.

    Has anyone constructed a frame for hanging a hammock in the backyard? If there are threads discussing this I haven't seen them. Just thought this would be a fun project to take on.

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    There's tons of different stands out there. Two of the most popular are the TurtleLady and TurtleDog stands:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=27777
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=51787

    I have a number of these due to a lack of trees, too, and really like them.
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    Thanks a bunch!

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    Love my turtle dog stand!!!
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    Sure thing. They are fun, easy and relatively inexpensive (under $50 each) to do. Those, whoopie slings and tablecloth hammocks are the first three, pretty easy DIY projects to start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Love my turtle dog stand!!!
    I see you have your tarp attached to one of your legs. Any concerns that strong winds might pull on a leg and tip it over? Or, does it still feel steady enough when you're in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    I see you have your tarp attached to one of your legs. Any concerns that strong winds might pull on a leg and tip it over? Or, does it still feel steady enough when you're in it?
    It's attached by small stainless hooks
    I would think that when staked down or with me in it that those hooks will stretch before that thing yanks me over... Just a thought, haven't had high winds... I would probably just go inside if the wind got high enough to be a concern... In the photo I just had it up to block the sun...
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