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    Hammock Arbor

    I am planning to build a "hammock arbor" disguised as a place for a porch swing. Any advice on how far apart the poles should be?

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    Brian
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    depends on your hammocks i would think.

    generally 14-15ft is the recommended distance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryinhard View Post
    I am planning to build a "hammock arbor" disguised as a place for a porch swing. Any advice on how far apart the poles should be?

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    Brian
    It will take some creative logic and words to convince the spouse that your hammock is indeed a porch swing.

    I agree with the 14'-15' recommendation. 14' would work slightly better as dimensional lumber is sold in 2' increments. Less waste.

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    Given that most swings are ~5' wide, this is going to look a bit strange. Narrower is gooder.

    I can hang any hammock I own inside of 10'. Throw tarps into the mix, and I need 12'.

    Or you can accept the fact that she is going to see right through your nonsense anyway, and go with 14'.
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    Recomend using 4x6 post for hanging. I have had 4x4 post break on me.
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    Two good posts 6' apart, 14' from two more posts set 6' apart, tops tied together with good pt lumber, a few 2x4's across the top. A good place to hang a swing on either end, and hammocks on each side. Plant grape vines and in 2 or 3 yrs. it will look as if it has always been there. Looks good and everybody wins.

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