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    Senior Member Hangin' Burrito's Avatar
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    The "Silent Hammock"?

    O.K, I need to draw on the knowledge of all you DIYers.

    I had previously hung a hammock in my bedroom, an ENO Doublenest, and my wife said the "swishing sound" of me turning over in the night kept her awake.
    So back to the deck I went.

    I enjoy sleeping out there, but with the ferocious winds and sometimes bitter cold, it isn't always enjoyable.

    So, my question to you all is...Is there a strong, yet soft and silent fabric that I could make a hammock out of?
    I love the way my ENO Doublenest hangs so I'll be pretty much making it the same size as it. I know I could do a double layer but, I'd prefer to make it just a single.

    Please help, I need to get some good, quality sleep!!!
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    I think a cotton hammock would be the solution. They are a little more aesthetically pleasing as furniture as well.

    Something like this is what I've got in mind:
    http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/han...ngehammock.cfm

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    Maybe you need to wear silent fabric ..... silk........ a ghillie suit!!!!!!
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    If it's just for indoor use, how about a heavy cotton or denim? Denim - think about how soft your favorite pair of jeans is. Should be strong enough. A few pre-washes should soften it nicely.

    Just what popped into my head right away.


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    Just had another thought...make a fleece liner for your Doublenest. It would need some seams on each side, like the Eno, to be wide enough. Soft and warm!


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    Thanks guys! I'm gonna look into the cotton fabrics and see what I can find.

    I guess I gotta look up what a silk ghillie suit would cost as well!!
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    Well, just looked up what a ghillie suit is. Man, those are pretty cool!!

    Wasn't able to find one in silk yet!
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    Someone made one out a drop cloth it looked pretty comfy in the picture. I can't remember who or which indoor hanging thread it was in though.
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    My heavy duty Brazilian is pretty quiet. $70. Don't think you could make one yourself for this price considering how much fabric is involved.

    http://www.hammocks.com/hammocks/han...richammock.cfm
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    I saw one guy on youtube make a hammock from a king size bed sheet. You get a high thread count sheet and it should be comfy and a little more quiet than the parachute silk. Just a thought.
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