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    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
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    I would attach to the top plate in addition to the studs, if possible. I had a hammock in my room as a kid for years, it was just a 5/16" screw eye in the top plate of opposing walls.... held with 2 people and 300# in the hammock....

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    I hung mine in the basement a few weeks ago. I used two hangers I found @ ace hardware.It has a pivotal metal ring in the center held by a metal plate. It's held by a 3/8x4" wood screw/bolt on each side. They are screwed into the roof joists. Very solid. My daughter and her friends are hanging swinging doing virtually everything in the hammock including crowding in me & 3 kids. It's solid. They cost about 2$ each. Photo to follow.

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    If I could figure out how to post pics from my phone, without having to go threw the process of putting them on the computer first and then .........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    Edit...mind juices flowing now....I can visualize a cabinet with a door to store the hammock when not suspended.
    I love the idea of wooden snake skins, LOVE IT!
    Post the pictures when you can, I do like me some custom cabinetry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    So you think a single eyebolt would be insufficient? Because I can attest to it's strength. More than plenty. Some do hang from 2mm cord...
    having done this most eyebolts are not rated, might end up on the ground....

    Folks ya gave me good advice years ago to go to a boat supply to get 600 pound eye pads and I listened - No regrets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    having done this most eyebolts are not rated, might end up on the ground....

    Folks ya gave me good advice years ago to go to a boat supply to get 600 pound eye pads and I listened - No regrets.
    Any hardware store worth it's salt will have rated bolts as well as the common standard bolt. Just be sure you ask for them.

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    I am not sure this idea will give you the safety factor you are looking for. I am not an engineer, but it is my estimate that the studs in the corner will take the majority of the weight. While the studs on the outside of the corners will take fractionally less weight.

    Additionally, I would want to see the i-bolt go all the way through the stud and have a large washer and nut keep the i-bolt from coming out of the wall.

    When you use your hammock stand don't you get a lot of inward deflection of the uprights once you lay down, which in your application would result in a lot of cracked sheet rock. I am not convinced that the method you are considering is safe. Especially if you have no idea on the integrity of the construction and its ability to withstand the dynamic stresses of you moving in your hammock.

    I do like the idea of creating a safe indoor hanging method!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    Well, I trust my friend's metal fabrication and welding skills more than I trust my carpentry skills. I will have a cabinet builder friend take a look at it. I can see how that wood look much nicer. A corner shelf with 3-4 shelves combined with a hammock hookup would be perfect. Thanks for the idea.

    Edit...mind juices flowing now....I can visualize a cabinet with a door to store the hammock when not suspended.
    You can always help appearences by using wood trimto cover over the metal bracket.

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    Interesting! I'm looking for a way to do this with my sons room.

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