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    Kids Hammock

    Starting to make a hammock for my 5' tall daughter. I dont see her camping out in it, just hanging out. I plan on making it 7' long but dont know what width to make it. Right now its 60" wide and she gets lost in it. Any suggestions? I dont want to cut it twice and have still be to narrow...

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    My daughter is 11, about 5' tall, 80 lbs, sleeps well in a Byer Moskito, whatever size that is...
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Claytors and Clarks are 48" wide. I would not go much less than that. If you are whipping the ends make sure you pull the outside edges out a little more than the rest. This keeps it from being tippy. If you sew a channel like the Claytors and Clarks this happens naturally due to the ends sliding on the rope to the middle leaving the outside edges higher on the end loop.

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    The hammocks I made for two grandsons were 7' long by 42" wide. The older boy was 70 lbs and 54 inches tall at age 8. Based on a growth projection from a forgotten source, I figured he'd be 95 lbs and 59 or 60 inches by age 10. Haven't gotten any feedback from their dad yet.


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    I saw some light duty hammocks at Mijer the other day for $17 each. A simple upgrade of the suspension system and wamo, you have a good kids hangout. I am getting 2 for my daughters. They want to hang with dad.

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