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    DIY $25 Rabbit Ear Hammock Stand

    Hello everyone, first time posting.

    After researching some DIY backyard hammock stands, I came up with this new design. Let me know what you think.

    I call it the "Rabbit Ear Stand", because it resembles the old analogue TV antennas, or a rabbit ear knife sharpener. Basically you buy a 10 ft 4x4, and screw on some perpendicular 2x4 feet on the bottom. Then use a large spade drill bill or hole saw to make two angled holes at either end to hold some 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" Electrical Metal Tubing. The tubing comes in a 10ft length so I cut two 5ft pieces. Slip them into the holes. next I drilled some 3/8" eye hooks to attach the hammock.

    The stand is extremely sturdy, cheap, and easy to make. The best part is that the pipes can be simply pulled out, and stand can be easily stored flat.





    The white rope between the two eye hooks is just holding up the bug net and is not necessary for hammock support.

    Also drilling a large diameter hole at an angle can be difficult to get started. Try clamping a door wedge shaped piece of scrap wood with the desired angle to the 4x4 and drill through it into the 4x4. After you are in the 4x4, remove the wedge and continue through the 4x4.









    Last edited by Black November; 04-27-2010 at 11:20.

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    Great Job! It looks tippy at first, I might have to try this.

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    You may have just found the next great thing.
    Nice stand.
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    That looks like an excellent solution. I'm certainly fond of the price! Nice work, and welcome to the forum fellow Michigander.

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    Nice job. Just spent $73 on a stand that I am going to have to modify. Don't know why I didn't think of it! Is there any flex in the polls that you are using?

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    Nicely done! I like the fact that after you pull the poles, there are no ends sticking up to snag on the furniture as you are stowing it.
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    Looks great! KISS. Wondering about how the 4x4 will hold up where the tubes go in? Will they crack? Should they be reinforced? Otherwise this looks like a winning idea.

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    Welcome to the forum. Looks like a good simple solution for a stand.
    The carpenter in me thinks the 4x4 should extend beyond the pole insertion point farther to eliminate possible cracking, but it might be just fine also. Good idea.
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    Wow! that is cool. It would be great for car camping if you were going somewhere with no trees!. or in my backyard. lol. Gonna have to try and make one of these.

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    Great hammock stand. I like the way it easily comes apart leaving just the beam on the floor - easy to hide behind the bed in the "guest" bedroom. Thanks for posting.
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