Introduction: How to Build an Outdoor Hammock Stand $25

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Step 1: Cut Your Boards to Length

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

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

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

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

Step 4: Add the Feet

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

Step 5: Add the Supports

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

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

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


ronanry made it!(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

Pa1963 made it!(author)2017-07-20

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

wbrophy1 made it!(author)2017-07-20

2x4 in metric is 38x89 mm

IrinaN7 made it!(author)2017-07-20

oh, these are super helpful!

deluges made it!(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

kz1 made it!(author)2017-07-20

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.

jef400dread made it!(author)2017-07-20

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?

SusanH75 made it!(author)2017-07-20

Really need one of these. Looks good.

seamster made it!(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! :)

Pammie918 made it!(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.

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