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  1. #11
    Senior Member XSrcing's Avatar
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    Duct tape stretches a lot.

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    Bertram, Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
    Duct tape stretches a lot.
    Yea, you gotta use the Gorilla brand...
    "I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Mal Reynolds
    Mind of a Rat Youtube Channel

  3. #13
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    South Central IN
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbryan View Post
    Has anyone made a hammock out of the regular polyester tablecloth instead of the crinkle taffeta (also polyester) tablecloth? And if so how does it compare/feel?
    Yes, several of us have. The regular polyester is about twice as heavy, has no stretch and the consensus seems to be that it is less comfortable in general. As always, individual opinions will vary and I think there were a few that liked it.

  4. #14
    Member hecta_g's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Are you kidding me? These guys have made hammocks out of everything. Im talking, nylon, polyester, tablecloths, curtains, cuben fiber, sails, etc. I am sure there are quite a few out there on the fringe using, carpet, sheet plastic, cheesecloth, and duct tape....


    I love it! Don't forget candy wrappers!
    Psalm 46:10

  5. #15

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    Jul 2013
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    Stephenville, Tx
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    I ordered a couple tablecloths from tablecloth factory and this one is my favorite so far:

    E17A_TAB_60126_EGG Eggplant Tablecloth 60x126"

    I dont know what the material is, but my neighbor is about 270# and I've let him use it about 3 times this week with no problems.

  6. #16
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    Chicago, IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hecta_g View Post


    I love it! Don't forget candy wrappers!
    I just knit up all the plastic shopping bags that they keep giving me when I go for groceries. Those people LOVE to individually bag items for some reason.

  7. #17
    New Member OutdoorDad's Avatar
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    I just made one this weekend out of 100% polyester. I went to JoAnn fabrics and got 144" x 58" teffeta (not crinkle). I was surprised at how stiff it felt when I laid in it. It's not "uncomfortable" but I would like to make a few more, though I want something with a little stretch to it. I may give this one to a friend.

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