Step 1: Wood to Make Hammock Rigid
Step 2: Length of Grey Duct Tape
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
Step 4: Reinforcing Ends
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.
Step 5: Making the Rope
cut 10 pieces at 10' each (leaves you w/plenty of extra). I had 2 metal rings from an old swing that I used. The ropes were weaved together on the ring (copied from our real hammock) then secured to the duct tape hammock through the rope holes.
I hung the ring from the wall and let the ropes hang while attaching to the hammock. Did the 2 outside holes first and made sure it was level, then I did the other holes, working my way to the center.
(the picture are of the duct tape rope that i tried, and from our real hammock. Didn't take pics of me making w/the blue poly-rope, but it's the same concept)