Step 9: Bottom Side of the Weave

When weaving is finished it will look like this. Remember, at this point the bottom side is still up. Only the top side of the loop is woven. The bottom side (visible here) is stuck down all the way across. Also notice how the weaves shift up and down. This is because I have an even number of long loops. With an odd number it would shift inside and out.
<p>it was amazing </p>
Thanks for sharing. Love this idea!!!
Go 'Murica!
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
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.<br><br>http://www.sz-wholesale.com/uploadFiles/upimg8/HAMMOCK18244.jpg
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.
use better colors
Very nce!
That is gonna get SO sticky in the sun. but nice work
what type of rope did you use, the hardware store was of no use in pickin out the proper rope? Thanks.<br>
I used some 1/2&quot; 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.
AWESOME!!! Did the tape stretch much when you used it or do you think it will?<br>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.
I think it will stretch, duct tape does, but it hasn't yet.
PS, my dowels are 2&quot; x 72&quot;, &amp; 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&quot; dowels are pretty hard to bend. I'll post an instructable when done. I'm using black &amp; 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.
The 2 ropes on each stick are about 40&quot; apart. If you add another 2 ropes<br>about 14&quot; apart , then the whole family can use it at the same time<br>without any bending.
If you added more roping to the dowels and shared the load along the entire length of them, they would not bend and easily.
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. <br><br>Looks good, though.
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.
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.
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.
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*
Thank you!

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