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Picture of Duct Tape Hammock
This red, white, and blue hammock is the perfect place to relax on the 4th of July!

Step 1: The Pieces

Picture of The Pieces

3 x roll Scotch duct tape
2 x wooden dowel (48" x 1" diameter)

 
Livvy12171 year ago

it was amazing

Midgemomma1 year ago
Thanks for sharing. Love this idea!!!
Alumirust2 years ago
Go 'Murica!
linny4 years ago
Wonderful! Is it weatherproof and -- is it a little sticky to lie in?
duct tape is waterproof and if u tape duct tape sticky to sticky it will make wats called a fabric which will not be sticky
magickaldan4 years ago
Your failure point will be the two dowels snapping in the middle, a traditional hammock has ropes all along the dowel to a central ring or know.

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jmiester4 years ago
DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
out of all the duct tape hammocks ive seen, yours is the best by far. how much did all the materials cost?
OMG i was going to do that but i dedint have any were to hang it so i coldint do it thats frusterating.well congrats to you.
chaceangel4 years ago
use better colors
Rude
Lindie4 years ago
Very nce!
bwheeler964 years ago
That is gonna get SO sticky in the sun. but nice work
ernestmac134 years ago
what type of rope did you use, the hardware store was of no use in pickin out the proper rope? Thanks.
Dadzilla (author)  ernestmac134 years ago
I used some 1/2" braided nylon rope I happened to have laying around. I had used it to pull a tree over and figured it was strong enough. Sorry I can't be more specific as far as the load rating.
love4pds4 years ago
AWESOME!!! Did the tape stretch much when you used it or do you think it will?
Very cool though. After you do replace the dowels I wonder how much weight the tape can stand? Still this is a winner in my eyes. I will come back and vote for you when I can.
Dadzilla (author)  love4pds4 years ago
I think it will stretch, duct tape does, but it hasn't yet.
ernestmac134 years ago
PS, my dowels are 2" x 72", & will hopefully support one big person, or 2 150 - 165 pound people. I plan on having the rope attach to a metal ring from several points along the dowel, so as to even out the body weight, so they wont's bend as in the picture. I also figure 2" dowels are pretty hard to bend. I'll post an instructable when done. I'm using black & white tape.
when this contest first came out the first idea i had was to make a duck tape hammock. but i never did it. now you did one and its preety cool. hope you win something.
jn1264 years ago
The 2 ropes on each stick are about 40" apart. If you add another 2 ropes
about 14" apart , then the whole family can use it at the same time
without any bending.
cprincipe4 years ago
If you added more roping to the dowels and shared the load along the entire length of them, they would not bend and easily.
BubbaJCrow4 years ago
By tying additional ropes to the dowel in between a few of the red and white strips you *might* be able to take up some of the load that's causing the dowels to bend.

Looks good, though.
weeeezzll4 years ago
Looks awesome! You might want to consider making each strip of tape progressively longer as you move towards the center along the length and width. This way it forms a slight curve.
kshedlock4 years ago
This is a great idea! But the dowel rods look like they are bending. how much do you think it would hold?
You can purchase heavier dowels/clothing poles at any home improvement store.
Dadzilla (author)  kshedlock4 years ago
I hate to admit it, but not much more than my 150 lb. son. Before I gave it any serious use I would replace the dowels with thicker dowels, steel pipe, or add a middle support to the hanger. We toyed with the idea of making duct tape web hangers but after the tedious weaving we were a little anxious to try it out.
wilgubeast4 years ago
That is awesome. I just want to lay in one of those and wave a sparkler around, possibly with some corn on the cob in my other hand. *Salute*
Dadzilla (author)  wilgubeast4 years ago
Thank you!