Introduction: How to Build an Outdoor Hammock Stand $25

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Step 1: Cut Your Boards to Length

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Follow the cut diagram above to make all your cuts. All the angles are 25º and be sure to orientate them the correct way.

Step 2: Assemble the Two Arms

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Use the Yellow and Red pieces to create the arms. Sandwich these boards together using some Timberlok screws.

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

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Use the color coded diagram to help with the assembly. Use more 4.5" Timberlok screws.

Step 4: Add the Feet

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Flip over the frame and add your two feet. Be sure to center these to the frame.

Step 5: Add the Supports

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Eye ball a good angle and screw these in place. All that matters is that this section looks good. They just add support to the frame. Be sure to step back and make sure you are doing each side the same.

Step 6: Add the Eye Screws

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Use Stainless steel eye screws here. Pre drill and use a screw driver to screw them in. We used these:

Step 7: Move Into Place

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Find a nice place for your hammock and Relax! Your All DONE!


woody_106 made it! (author)2017-08-24

Hi, Thank you for these plans. While these plans may work well for a parachute hammock, they were not long enough for my 13' rope hammock. Unfortunately for me this meant cutting the runners adding 3.5' to them and bolting every thing back together with a few new center ties beween the runners. Luckily for me though I have a lot of scrap and used wood lying around and was able to make the entire thing from used lumber, screws, and bolts lying around. Free is Great, but not as pretty as some of the others!

MarcusG3 made it! (author)2017-08-13

Hi Molly and Dylan. Thanks fro the plans i made mine this morning. Just a couple of extra inch's needed on the uprights to take my Ticket to the moon king size. Happy hagin guys and thanks :)

Capt Sam (author)2017-07-22

Hi Molly and Dylan,

Nice design: Simple, cost effective yet nice looking...

Just a bit of return of experience on my own build : fixing a piece of 3/4" below the central beam adds LOTS of stiffness to the stand. It makes it feels ever stronger.

Ok, I know it doesn't fit in your material list. :-)

Woodbrew (author)Capt Sam2017-07-23

Thanks! Nice tip:)

TreyH17 (author)Capt Sam2017-07-23

I'm not sure I follow your comment. Can you post a picture of what you are talking about please.

ClaudioD12 (author)2017-07-21

Hey, nice project, thanks for sharing it. What type of wood did you use on yours?

Woodbrew (author)ClaudioD122017-07-23

Thanks! This is construction grade pine.

ronanry (author)2017-07-17

as a metric user, i just would like to add some informations ;) (for a future check ;) )

2x4x8 = 2"x4"x8' = 35mm x 90mm x 2.5m

96" = 8' = 2.5m (2.438 to be exact)

48 = 1.22m

36 = 0.914m

12 = 0,3048m

10 = 0.254m

6 = 0.1524m

Woodbrew (author)ronanry2017-07-23

Thank you sir:)

Pa1963 (author)ronanry2017-07-20

So, if I go into a European lumber yard looking for a 2x4, what do I ask for?

pdriscoll4 (author)Pa19632017-07-21

In the UK and Ireland if you ask for a 2x4 they will know exactly what you want. Smaller builders yards will have more knowledgeable (older) staff!

In mainland Europe you just need to work out what you require in mm/cm. 2x4 in metric is 38mm x 89mm like wbrohpy1 has said below but ultimately look for something with the same ratio of 2:1 in a size that suits you.

wbrophy1 (author)Pa19632017-07-20

2x4 in metric is 38x89 mm

IrinaN7 (author)ronanry2017-07-20

oh, these are super helpful!

SusanH75 (author)2017-07-20

Really need one of these. Looks good.

Woodbrew (author)SusanH752017-07-23

Make it:) Thanks!

seamster (author)2017-07-18

Very nicely done! The frame looks solid, even for a bigger guy like me. I'd love to have this in my yard! :)

Woodbrew (author)seamster2017-07-23

Thanks! haha you should build one:)

Pammie918 (author)2017-07-18

How much weight would you recommend for this? I have a double hammock that holds up to 400 pounds and am wondering if this would hold that much weight.

Woodbrew (author)Pammie9182017-07-23

I've had roughly 300lbs in it with no problems:) I'd guess 400 wouldn't be a problem unless you were being rambunctious.

deluges (author)2017-07-18

Nice project! If I may, your hammock might be a little tense, you could probably do with some more slack, it would make it much more comfortable !

Source : I've done some hammock-camping, and

jef400dread (author)deluges2017-07-20

It seems the slack your article refers to could be achieved by either adding ropes to each end of the hammock, or shortening the Green Boards. If one didn't want deal with ropes/knots each time, how much length would you recommend taking off the Green boards?

RobPaige (author)jef400dread2017-07-21

Maybe use a turnbuckle?

kz1 (author)deluges2017-07-20

Agree with this post. I read the article cited in the post and there is a ton of useful information there regarding making your hammock comfy. This is a great instructable. Thanks for posting it. My daughter and I were talking about making one of these earlier today and this popped into my email this afternoon. I love it when that happens. :-) Thanks again.

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