How to Build an Outdoor Hammock Stand $25

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Introduction: How to Build an Outdoor Hammock Stand $25

About: Hey! This is Molly and Dylan from the YouTube Channel Woodbrew:) We started a custom furniture business after high school and that has turned into creating DIY content online.

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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: http://amzn.to/2u2GdEK

Step 7: Move Into Place

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

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38 Comments

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srbrosseau
srbrosseau

Question 2 months ago

Yeah I'm confused on step two. Why are boards only 25 deg on one end of the 48". Should it be 25 deg on both ends

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mianofr
mianofr

12 months ago on Step 7

There are many hammock lengths. In following this design.. I used a 110 inch hammock with small curved spreader bars. Canvas bed size is 59 inches wide and 75 inches long & overall length is 110 inches. This left about 10 inches on each end of a rope/nylon extension and hook to the eye bolt and provides good comfort when using hammock...some slack but not too much... Good size fit for this design. Very happy with design and overall outcome...many compliments. thx!

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Jamessully22
Jamessully22

Reply 9 months ago

Could you tell me where you bought your size hammock. I'm having trouble finding one

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ibryanwells
ibryanwells

1 year ago

Great design.

What is the distance between the 2 eye bolts? I want to make sure it's long enough for my hammock.

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mianofr
mianofr

Reply 12 months ago

from center to center of eye bolts it is 120inches following the design.

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Rembury2020
Rembury2020

Question 1 year ago on Step 2

I just cut for 48 inch boards with a 25 degree angle on on end f each board and 4 12 in boards with a 25 degree angle on one end. how do I say much these together because one end is going to be straight regardless?

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Bnorville
Bnorville

Question 1 year ago on Step 7

Do you know what the wood sizes are in the UK?

Seem like US sizes and can't figure it out !

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HBofNYC
HBofNYC

Answer 1 year ago

How does lumber come in the UK? I've never had a conversation about buying wood in a metric world
In the US it's 'buy 7 of the 8'(96") boards'.
96" is 2.438 M
48" is 1.2192 M
36" is .914 M
12" is .304 M
10" is .254 M
6" is .152 M
That said... I didn't realize my hammock was bigger than the prescribed size so I ended up doing what droneshotmnap did and extending the middle board on each arm this morning... I would have rather extended the base with 120" boards...but put in too much time laser engraving a cool logo on it to go run back to lowes/home depot for a 3rd trip this week.

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loplunket
loplunket

Question 1 year ago

I have a 124" hammock, would this be a good size stand for that?

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johnny_En
johnny_En

1 year ago

What type of wood do I have to get?? Anything special so It doesn't ruin outside.

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fob8510
fob8510

Reply 1 year ago

Use treated timber. This will last longer outside

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jstadler1854
jstadler1854

1 year ago

The screws alone are more than $25 - this is really a $50 project

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julie.ross2
julie.ross2

Question 1 year ago on Step 1

Looking at making this but what length hammock does it take. We bought ours in Mexico , I think it needs a 3m gap minimum.

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RabidAlien
RabidAlien

Question 2 years ago

Hammock arrived and has been installed and tested!!! Flynn hasn't gotten himself tangled up in it yet, but I give it about a week before he tries to hop in. :) My wife made sure to give it a thorough evaluation while I mowed the yard.


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ronanry
ronanry

3 years ago

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

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Pa1963
Pa1963

Reply 3 years ago

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

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torvaga
torvaga

Reply 3 years ago

48*98mm is the same as 2*4. You can also choose 36*98mm (1,5*4). It gives you more then enough stiffness, but reduce the total weight alot.

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wbrophy1
wbrophy1

Reply 3 years ago

2x4 in metric is 38x89 mm

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torvaga
torvaga

Reply 3 years ago

No, it's not. 2*4 is 48*98mm. 1,5*4 on the other hand is 36*98 (36 if it's planed on both sides)