Backyard Hammock

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Project by hammy posted 1087 days ago 6632 views 123 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Front to back rocking hammock. To rock yourself just move on foot, that’s all it takes. This is the most relaxing hammock that I have used.

Sorry but it is not my design.

Here is how I made it:
I made a jig to bend the strips around (some old plywood 8’ x 2’ make a big arch you want to get as many clamps on at the same time as possible Now for the 2×4 material. Make sure you get wet new 2×4 x 8’ material from the store then cut on band saw then plane to about 1/4 and pre-bend them before they dry out. I pre-bent them for about 4-5 days it makes the glue up a lot easier. I used a mix of doug fir and redwood and intermixed them. I glued two of them at a time then clamp. you might be able to glue them all at once but i think it is a little risky. Then I used oak for the cross member Make sure to round the edges for your feet and fabric. The fabric is the most expensive part I got some strong outdoor type uv resistant and yet still soft. not like canvas i think it is nylon It runs about $20 a yard and is 5’ wide. I used 3 yards. with a strong strap sewn in to the sides for strength. I have weight tested to 500lb. Me and another guy to make sure it can hold some weight.

This is my favorite place to chill in the evenings.

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#1 posted 1087 days ago

That is a great hammock. I might try this one when it cools off.

-- Leslie, TX

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#2 posted 1087 days ago

Nice, looks comfortable.

-- Jeff,

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#3 posted 1087 days ago

I liked this one!


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#4 posted 1087 days ago

I have GOT to make this. Two of my favourite things, wood work and sleeping in the sun.

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#5 posted 1087 days ago

Don’t Forget to buy a Gallon Of Glue. I used about a 1/4 gallon of titebond 3 with the glue ups.

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#6 posted 1087 days ago

That is so unique! I would love to try and make one, but I don’t have that many clamps. It’s looks so comfortable!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 1087 days ago

This is really awesome! I love it! Great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 1087 days ago

Really really looks comfy! I would love to have one of these!
Great work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 1087 days ago

That is a really great hammock. I’ll be saving this one for a future build.
What are the dimensions of the final product?

Thanks for sharing the process too!!!!!!!!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 1087 days ago

A project I could really get into! :-)

-- Tracy- Waycross, Ga.

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#11 posted 1087 days ago

That sure is sharp looking. Nice job.

-- --bch

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#12 posted 1087 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 1087 days ago

very cool…this looks like fun…its giving me an idea on how to use my wine barrel staves…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 1087 days ago

Nice project. Yet another idea to add to the future build list.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#15 posted 1086 days ago

I’ve seen this design before. It retails for about $600. I was thinking of making one myself. I am glad to see this project work out and you made some great tips.

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