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    Hammock stand idea

    Hi

    I wanted to have a set up in my garden to hang from my hammock and enjoy the sun (twice a year here in Scotland) and also to help fine tune my set up. I also want to be able to set my tarp up as well.

    I tried a wooden frame set up I found on here somewhere but found it to big and bulky and a bit of an eye sore.
    I am currently thinking along the lines of two poles inserted into the ground at an angle (about 500mm length)and flush with the ground. Then two longer poles (around 2500mm) of a slightly smaller diameter to slide down and into these. This would allow me to remove the longer poles when not in use.
    I am thinking of using scaffold poles for the longer ones as these should provide good strength and I'll need to try and find poles for the ground.

    Something like this (the yellow bit is the larger diameter poles concreted into the ground)



    Any way any ideas or tips appreciated or even show us your set up.

    Cheers stuart

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    Bed your yellow pipes in gravel, so they won't hold water.
    Dave

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    that's a good shout, i was thinking of some capping on the top but the gravel is a better idea, cheers

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    Sorry.. I am thick sometimes, by "bed them in gravel" you are suggesting gravel at the bottom of the pole so there is some place for water to run off? I like this idea myself, I don't have a place to hang and my wife doesn't want an eyesore in our postage stamp of a back yard.

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    Great idea! Over here there are pvc fence post which slide over 4"x4" pressure treated post. The pvc and pt lumber would be less expensive over here and no rusting out. Love your country by the way, 3 stops there while in the service 1 in Holyloch 2 in Faslane. Beautiful country and beautiful people.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Outstanding idea! I might even get away with something like this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Love your country by the way, 3 stops there while in the service 1 in Holyloch 2 in Faslane. Beautiful country and beautiful people.
    Yeh mate its good for the outdoors over here no gators or bears! If only it would stop raining now and again and someone would kill all the midges it would be ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by burleyolebear View Post
    Outstanding idea! I might even get away with something like this...
    Sounds like you have the same problem as me

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