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attaching hammock to a roofed deck? Answered

would it be safe to attach a hammock to a deck with a roof. it looks like the one in the picture below. the hammock would go where the green circles are drawn. about how many pounds can something attached to those posts hold . thanks

and also where would be the worst place to attach it.


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KawalS (author)2015-04-10

thank you mpilchfamily and Downunder35m for your help.

but as you can see it is supporting the roof,and they feel very sturdy when i try moving them around.

here is a different way, what about hanging it from the roof joists like in this pics.

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mpilchfamily (author)2015-04-10

Buy or build yourself a hammock stand to be on the safe side.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-04-10

I, personally would not risk it.
a) you know nothing about the structual integrety.
b) you don't know how the posts are mounted.
c) you can't predict what the added sideway stress is doing to the wooden structure.
It can go quite well for a long time but if it fails the best outcome would be a hammock on the ground, the worst if the roof follows.
Don't see a big problem with a kid using it but an adult....
The bigger poles on ground level would be no problem though for an adult.
How about using a frame for the hammock?

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