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  1. #141
    Member dixoncreations's Avatar
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    Posted this question in another thread as well...

    Anybody have any ideas I could use some 4x4x8' and 4x6x8' lumber I have leftover from a fence project to make a stand of some kind?

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    Getting ready to try to make one of these stands this week. Thanks for the plans. We'll see how it goes.

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    I became obsessed with hammocks over night and decided that I wanted to experiment sleeping in one full time. I contemplated buying a stand four about two minutes... I needed a project anyway. So the search began for a design to copy!

    After searching through several on here and elsewhere I found this one which met my requirements exactly:

    -Made primarily of 2x4's
    -Easy to construct with simple tools
    -Affordable

    I relocated recently and don't have any of my tools with me sadly. So my budget included buying some tools necessary to construct this. So far I'm using one screw driver, a battery powered hand drill, one spanner/ratchet, a terrible hand miter saw, and a cheap metal saw. Simple enough.

    I went with 8" long 3/8" carriage bolts all around . I had intended to inset some of the bolts on one side but was so excited to get started I drilled the holes first, so now it's a bit late. (One thing to note about the carriage bolts of this site is a 3/8" washer won't sit flush due to what I assume is a common design for these bolts. So a 1/2" washer is used on one side and a 3/8th on the other.)

    Since my setup will be used indoors I will be staining my white wood Kona color with a semi gloss polyurethane finish. All of the hardware will be spayed matte black.

    So far my only real alteration to the designs on page 6 are the bigger hardware and I decided to to put 1/2" aluminum tubing through all of the holes in the wood. I honestly don't know if this will have any benefits at all and it did require a bit of extra work. But it means the bolts never touch any wood. Which I think is good. Also, I didn't quite understand the notch instructions and I tackled it a different way. Instead of cutting out an L shape from the out boards (6ft) I an angle off the support beam so that it was parallel with the outboard. So they fit together more like this: //

    I'm mid construction currently. I'd like to devise a simple way for the base legs to fold in to make this even more portable but I haven't decided on anything yet. Will post some pictures later.

    Thanks for the design!

    Work in progress:
    Last edited by WarTowels; 05-06-2013 at 13:30.

  4. #144
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    this is the stand me and my buddies made and it works really, really well

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    Nice! you'll Appreciate the tubing inserts. They will reduce wobbling of the bolts in the boards and keep forces better managed on the bolt surfaces. hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine.
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    ^Thanks!

    As of today:


    Almost done. Still need to bolt in the hangers for the hammock, touch up a few nicks in the wood and install a few eye hole screws.

    I've decided to add runners from the tall boards back down to each of the ends of the support boards and one runner bridging them together as well. I'm hoping this will add a little more support for lateral movements.

    I also wish I had spaced out the support boards a bit more, that would have given it a bit more sturdy base. But it should work fine as is.

    My only other want/regret is I wish I came up with a way for the support boards to swivel or fold in to make it that much more portable.

    Will post again when it's completed.

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    Basically the finished stand, few touch ups and a bit more rope to add.







    Happy with it so far!

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    Wow! All these stands look great! I now know what my next project it.
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    Has anyone rigged a tarp on top yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wake.joe View Post
    Has anyone rigged a tarp on top yet?
    See linked in the very first post. Pics are of a stock HH Expedition.

    Plenty others as well if you look through the postings.
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