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Wan't to make a hammock on a budget? This instructable is for you!
This instructable will show you how to make a hammock from 2, 50 metre rolls of duct tape and some rope and wood.

Hope you enjoy it!


 
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Step 1: Duct tape fabric

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I made the hammock out of strips of duct tape Arranged in a linear fashion to give it the best strenth. But if you weaved the fabric it may also spread the load better.

First cut 3, 2 metre lenths of duct tape and put them next to one another (sticky side up) . Then Put strips going across ways on top of the other duct tape, like shown in picture 5.
After that lay 2, 2m strips of duck tape along the the surface of the other duct tape strips like shown in picture 6 & 7.
You will need to reapeat this 4 times. Do not join them together yet keep them individualy!

Step 2: Duct Tape fabric 2

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Make sure you have some duct tape left, for this step and the next step.

First put two of the strips you made earlier next to one another. Then join them together with a 2m strip of duct tape at each strips 'sticky surface', like shown in picture 2.
Repeat this process until you have used all the strips.
Your end result should look like picture 7.

Step 3: Joing the hammock to the Wood

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To join it to wood you quite simply tape the wood on!
Its probably the best method and gives quite a lot of strength.

At this stage I ran out of duct tape, so I used parcel tape.. DON'T it broke about 2 minutes after I layed on it! So I will post a picture of it working when I get some more duct tape.

Before you tape the wood on, drill a hole in either end of the wood for the rope.
Next, Tape the wood on, I would suggest using 25cm strips Going around the wood and attaching to either side of the hammock.


karossii4 years ago
I just feel sorry for all the ducks you taped up... oh, wait; you're using DUCT tape....
gormly karossii3 years ago
*sigh*

Always one guy. Your picture fits you perfectly. I feel like I already know everything about you.

BTW it's three dots in an ellipsis like you attempted, not four.
Four would be used at the end of a quoted sentence. How do you like it?

8)
karossii gormly3 years ago
No, there's always more than just one....
And, by the way....
Yes, my picture does fit me perfectly....
Also, four would not be used at the end of a quoted sentence....
It would still only be three used, if done properly....
Four would be used when you made a typo....
....OR, when you're doing it on purpose for some inane reason....
See, an ellipsis can be followed by a comma, an exclamation point, a question mark, a quotation mark, or many other forms of punctuation....
But not by a period....
Another fun fact....
Did you know that the ellipsis is an accepted substitute for the phrase 'et cetera'....?

;)
a$$ holes make the world go round
You do?
gormly karossii3 years ago
You used it properly at the end...

:)

oscarthompson (author)  karossii4 years ago
Although, looking on the internet it can be spelt either way Some brands are different..
There are those who are vastly offended if you spell it the wrong way; and some believe DUCT is wrong, others believe DUCK is wrong. From my limited research in an online debate years ago, neither term is completely wrong; but the original and all subsequent patents for this type of tape have used either 'Duct' or another name entirely; the only reference to it being 'Duck' tape is the 'Duck brand of Duct tape'....

Some claim origins in the military where it 'shed water like a duck's back' and the supposedly original term (duck) was coined .. however there is (in my fairly extensive, but certainly not completely exhaustive research) absolutely zero documented evidence about that; only hearsay and old wives tails. As there's evidence behind the name 'Duct tape', I stick with it as the right term. But I only make comments like the above with tongue in cheek...

The funny thing is, while it has been patented as Duct tape, and is most commonly marketed as Duct tape (even by the Duck brand name), it would seem it was never used to tape up ducting or ducts - that would be the realm of 'aluminum tape'... which is just more fuel for those who argue ferenvtly that it should be named 'Duck' tape.
matfam karossii3 years ago
Actually this type of tape has and still is used to tape HVAC duct with. I acts as a sealant around the "S and Drives" on many home duct systems and to tape flex duct to piping. Many jurisdictions have began to enforce regulations that no longer allow duct tape on ducts and now require a mastic tape or paint on sealant.
If you ask me its his business what he wants to call it he doesn’t need some guy coming in and bossing him around
Okay. I guess it is a good thing that no one asked you then, right...?

As I said, my comment was tongue in cheek. I never bossed him around. I never told him what to call it. I made a comment that was an obvious joke. Did you even read what I wrote in either of the posts?
oscarthompson (author)  karossii4 years ago
Hahaha....I'll change it now!
ndnvet03313 years ago
i am trying to figure out how to make a simple camping cot ,like for the floor inside a small/medium pup tent..an still able to backpack it
geoslim133 years ago
Looks sturdier than sitzikbs (http://www.instructables.com/member/sitzikbs/) "Duct Tape Hammock" (http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Hammock/).
randofo4 years ago
You should put a few small drainage holes in the center to keep the water from pooling up when it rains.
Munchys4 years ago
Wow this is a cool idea