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My son likes doing stuff w/duct tape, so we decided to make this together.
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Step 1: Wood to make hammock rigid

Picture of wood to make hammock rigid
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I used 2 pieces of scrap 2x4 that I had ripped down for another project. These are about 1/2" x 1 1/2" and cut at 52".  Used a 1/4" round over bit on the router table to smooth the sides.

Step 2: Length of grey duct tape

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Took grey duct tape, and cut them twice as long as the desired lenght of hammock.  laid sticky side up and draped over table.  Used 2x4's on end to secure and stabilize tape while making. 

After the strips were laid out (26 in all), then the wood pieces were added to each end and secured to the table so it wouldn't move.  The strips of tape were folded over onto themselves.  The over laps reached to the middle of the hammock which gives plenty of strength so it won't pull apart.

Step 3: Red duct tape

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Used the red duct tape for the width of the hammock.  strips were cut double the width and we laid 4-6 strips at a time.  Laid about 40 pieces in all.  Again sticky side up, folded back onto itself w/ends meeting in the middle (just like the grey tape).

Step 4: Reinforcing ends

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Took strips of tape and overlaid the wood ends prior to drilling holes because the integrity of the lengths of grey tape would be compromised from the drilling.

Used a 1//4" drill bits to drill the rope holes.  spacing started at 1" in from the end, then every 5 1/2".  Then used a 1/2" countersink bit to round the ends of the holes.
alexa1014 months ago
Will it fall
amysaige1 year ago
wowee thats cool..
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Boppylop2 years ago
Awesome! Did you make the hammock stand, too?
hvdude (author)  Boppylop2 years ago
We had the hammock stand, now we interchange, the duck tape one w/ the other one.
momijilover2 years ago
it was realy cute that you and your son did thisd together. i also love this idea . thanks for sharing
How much tape do you think you ended up going through?
hvdude (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
I used 3 rolls of grey tape (60yrds ea) and 2 rolls of red tape (60yrds ea).