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    AtHomeDad's Avatar
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    Because to this point, I've always needed the attached bug net while camping, I've always used side pull outs to give me some movement room without feeling like a fish in a net. I have used my prior hammocks in the basement without the bug net and end up losing my quit throughout the night if I don't use the pull-outs (hopefully the Knotty Mod will fix that on this model).

    I will have to try to see if the weight in the shelves will cause it to rub, but they do hang pretty separate from the hammock and since they are on the low ends, I think that it will hang below me.

    I guess I'll just have to spend Many nights experimenting . . . oh bummer . . . "Honey, I have to go do R&D in the woods, Bye!"

    BTW, I have included so many great mods on this hammock I do want to thank those who inspired these, including those that I haven't mentioned by name.
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    That Sir is one sweet rig! Great work on that hammock!
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    Nice work! agreed like the colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeDad View Post
    I also tried something different with the whipped/gathered end. I cut the fabric at an angle to create a peak in the center (about 4" longer than the sides) (Okay, the tear of the icarus gave me the idea). I sewed and gathered the end with the peak included, then whipped the end pulling everything even. This extension eliminated the line that ran behind my knees, Yeah!
    I do this but only at the foot end. Actually, I cut the end on a parabolic curve such that the center line of the hammock is 3" longer than the edges. My hammocks are only 54" wide. If I were to go wider, I would also increase the 3" difference. I have found this very comfortable also!
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    Wow Dad you got a lot going on with this hammock. I can only imagine the design process was lengthy. Looks great.
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    As requested, Here's some photos of the Phoenix with the Bug net and winter cover.

    Zip-off Nanoseeum Bug Net


    Fleece Winter Cover


    Laying in the hammock to show the organizer is away from where I lay and the shelves don't bother the view.
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    Nice to see the finished product! Great job!
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    Sweet. !! Good work

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    AtHomeDad; Late to the game on this one, but I was doing a search on how to add side shelves to one of DIY hammocks and love what you've done!!

    I'm not sure for my needs that I'd do the inside storage, and a bit afraid about the seams and such being sewed inside, but I still really like what you did.

    As for the Shelves do you find them at the foot end to be better situated or at the head end? I'm assuming that you use shock cord as the tie outs on them?

    I don't like sewed in bug nets, because I like to dangle my leg over the hammock sometimes, so I'd have to see if my bug net would work with shelves or if I'd have to do something else with it

    Again, great job on this project! It looks like you came up with a perfect luxury hammock that meets your needs perfectly.

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