How to Build an Outdoor Hammock Stand $25




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!

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

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.

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)

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.

oh, these are super helpful!

One hour build, starting from pre cut lengths, including tidy it all up again. The uprights could have been slightly longer for my ticket to the moon hammock, or the length of the bottom studs.


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. :-)

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

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

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

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Thanks! haha you should build one:)

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