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Hammock stand

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Project by brg posted 12-06-2016 01:43 PM 1703 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago, during the spring, I noticed a youtube video of someone building a Hammock stand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypWWzsfM0Vw
I had not seen this design before and I really liked it.
So, I bought some 2×8” pine with straight grain and little knots and cut them into slats. I cannot remember exact thickness, but it was probably somewhere between 10-13mm (3/8-1/2). Then made a similar form as seen in the video (I added a few side-supports for better results on glue-up) and glued the slats with PU glue to create curved posts.
After all, it was a relatively easy and cheap project.





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Hazem

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 01:46 PM

Very nice.

What did you finish it with? I’m always interested in how people protect outdoor projects.

God bless.

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brg

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 01:52 PM

Thanks.
For finishing I used 2-3 coats of a product that we call “boat laquer”.
It’s label actually says “Tikkurila Unica Super 60” and “Urethane Alkyd Lacquer, semi-gloss”.
The first year outside does not show any remarkable wear on the finish… we’ll see how it hold up.
For the winter, I disassembled it and stored in shed.

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 02:02 PM

Outstanding built and joinery. I could see myself chilling in it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 07:30 PM

Great looking build. Love the design, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 08:45 PM

This is a wonderful hammock stand. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 12-06-2016 09:32 PM

I like it a lot, well done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 12-08-2016 01:58 AM

Great work on this hammock stand!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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becikeja

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#8 posted 12-08-2016 11:41 PM

This is great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 01-07-2017 06:42 PM

A very interesting project, well done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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