Indoor Hammock Wall Mount





Introduction: Indoor Hammock Wall Mount

I love hammocks so I wanted to try and sleep in one indoors. I live in an apartment but opening the big window makes it almost like sleeping outside.


  • Router with chamfer bit
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw


  • Wood - preferably some hard/durable type. I used oak: 4x 50mm*120mm*18mm
  • 2 Metal pins (I cut two screws)
  • 8 Screws + raw plugs (depending on your wall - I have brick walls)
  • Finish - I used kitchen table oil
  • Rope
  • Hammock


  • Wood: Only make the inner hole as wide as needed for the rope to fit. I wasn't sure what rope I wanted to use so mine is wider than needed. Obviously narrower = more strength.
  • Metal pins: Use proper pins if you have them. If you cut some from screws like I did then make sure to use fairly big screws (mine have 4mm diameter) that are long enough so you only use the unthreaded part.
  • Studs: I have brick walls so spreading out the screws as much as possible was ideal. If you have studs then I'd recommend using 2 screws instead of 4 and aim for the centre of the stud. The screws should be as long as possible and you might want to test somewhere else if you need to drill a small pilot hole or not.
  • Concrete: I'd probably use 2 long expansion screws/bolts instead of 4 screws.

Step 1: Cut + Glue

  1. Drill, cut and mill (sorry - I didn't take any pictures of the actual process but it's a simple build:)
    1. I recommend drilling, sawing and milling the inner holes first as it's easier to handle the router when you have a bigger surface.
      1. Notice that the grove for the metal pins is cut in the back plate.
    2. Cut the metal pins in the right length
      1. I didn't have any metal pins lying around so I cut two screws instead using only the unthreaded part.
    3. Glue together the plates (remember the pins)

    Step 2: Apply Finish and Mount It on the Walls

    I used this website to calculate the height:



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    I would also consider this chart:


    I know this is a bit stale, but Wow that blew my mind, then I realized that's the force you'd need to maintain to hold a shallow angle. Naturally my hammock sinks down to a deeper angle. I want to do something like this for my son.

    I used this:

    I hung a hammock in one of my extra rooms too... But i was so worried about taking down a wall or having things rip out that i spanned a 2x4 across 3 studs and screwed them in with 2 lag bolts per stud. Then to hang it I used a pretty thick U bolt that went through the 2x4 right in the center. To make the hammock removable i used a threaded carabiner. Works great but doesnt looks ANYWHERE near as nice as yours! welll done!

    cheers, brick walls here :)

    Wall Studs are not designed to carry a load horizontally. They do not use premium 2x4s in houses unless the home owner asks for it.

    Thanks for your attractive hammock wall mount... it's just brilliant! I know how difficult it is to find suitable wall mounting hardware, as I have recently mounted an indoor hammock myself. In the end I used a gate hinge fitting with coach bolts going entirely through the block wall. I then attached a chunky D shackle to connect a carabiner to, making it easy to pack away (into a wall cupboard at one end). Anyway, great job and thanks for sharing!


    Thanks, thought about adding a carabiner but I have made it so the robe has a big knot in the end and loops around it so I can easily hang it on just one side if I need the space.

    "Your brackett's are nice & all. I just dont think anchoring a hammock to just one stud would do the trick, unless you weigh in at 80 pound's or less. IM in at 240 , & wouldn't try it without branching out to at least 2 stud's. Maybe 3. Please let me know what weight you may have tested it out at." thank's [VLAD]]