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Forum topic by BreakingBoardom posted 02-26-2010 01:20 AM 1834 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2010 01:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: baby hammock driftwood frame design

So, as some of you may know, I recently had a new addition to my family, a beautiful baby girl. Well, this weekend I am travelling to my best friends house as he is starting a photography business and offered to do pics for us for free so he could use them as part of his portfolio. Well, he has this baby hammock and a piece of driftwood he wants to use to hang it for use in pictures. He has asked me if I can help him design and build him a frame to put the driftwood in so the hammock can hang off of it. I was thinking maybe a simple A-Frame type design but thought I would get some input from my fellow jocks as well. What kind of frame would work best? Also, since his studio is in his house, maybe something that can be easily stored or even portable. Any thoughts? Below I have posted a pic of the driftwood and kinda what the hammock thing looks like.

Baby Hammock


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#1 posted 02-28-2010 11:31 PM

Congratulations on your new addition. I would not depend on the driftwood to support the hammock. I would use it as a decorative element. Try using inverted T’s with a stretcher below, than you can attach the hammock to the two uprights. I don’t know how long the driftwood is or the hammock, but you could incorporate the driftwood overhead by attaching it to the uprights, The photographer could then frame the picture in such a way that only the hammock and driftwood would be visible giving the illusion that the hammock is hanging from the driftwood.

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