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    Hammock Suspension

    Does anyone have any info. on how to erect a simple post support for my hammock? I only have one good tree in my yard and need to erect a post like structure for the other end of my hammock. Several months ago, I viewed some interesting "treeless" support systems (possibly on this forum) but it was a long time ago and right now I'm clueless. I'd appreciate any information. Thanks.

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    Look up the Turtle Lady Stand, its made from bamboo, but many
    people have modified it and used poles of sorts.

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    You could always dig a hole, and concrete in a 4x4 post. Them use the tree, and the post. However the only drawback, is you have a random post in your yard.

    But it could be a conversation starter with the neighbors..
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    how close to the house is the tree?

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    I'd use a 4x6" post set in the ground and leaning away from the tree at 60 degrees. There is no need to set it in concrete. Rather, spend a while tamping the backfill, especially on the side opposite the tree.

    A 10' post would be long enough, 24-30" in the ground, depending on your soil. Since Maryland grows good corn I imagine the soil is sandy loam (probably rocky) and has good drainage. The more silt or clay you have the deeper it needs to be buried.

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    Hammock Stand / Suspension

    Yes, I looked at a few; turtledog etc. but I forgot to mention that I was looking for something a little more robust. That said, I like the 4x4 post in the ground idea! I actually thought about this but didn't know if you all thought it was doable.... My part of Maryland actually is very sandy so I'm thinking that a hand auger will probably do the trick although twisting on a 60 degree angle might be dicey. I think I'll go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a 10' post and do the deed. I've got a Hennessy Expedition Asym. Since I like to hang it sort of high (approx. 40" off the ground), I'll place the post approx. 20' away from the tree I've been using. I really appreciate this feedback and any other suggestions y'all might have. Thanks again and good hangen!

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    If you are burying a pressure treats post, dig the hole at least 30" deep, throw a little gravel on the bottom, drop the post in, throw in a bag if quikcrete, some water, fill, tamp.

    You don't even have to add the water, moisture from the soil will set it eventually.

    Tack a bird house on top, screw in an iron arm for hanging plants, hang a plant and you are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    I'd use a 4x6" post set in the ground ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Willy M View Post
    ...I like the 4x4 post in the ground idea!...
    A few have snapped 4x4 posts. I highly recommend using the 4x6 per MDSH or a 6x6.

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    Hammock Stand / Suspension

    I'll use a 4x6 or 6x6 since I don't want to think about any breakage. Hope I can get these in 10' lengths. I appreciate all the feedback.

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