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how to hang a hammock
Go traditional and hang your
hammock in a shady spot in the yard. Choose a location with a nice
breeze and a good view. Or get a little wacky, and bring the outdoors
inside: place your hammock in a sunny spot in your house, apartment,
shack, whatever, then go all out with the beach or garden-themed
what you’ll need |2 hook-screws OR 2
eyescrews and 2 s-hooks: Use the latter option if the ends of your
hammock aren’t already reinforced with a metal ring, to reduce the
amount of friction on the actual ropes. Make sure to select large hooks
that are meant to hold up a body or two – hooks should come with
labels stating their maximum load capacity, so check them carefully
before you tote them back from the hardware store.
2 plastic anchors (if anchoring
electric drill: You’ll need a bit that’s the same size as the
plastic anchor, if you’re using anchors, or slightly smaller than the
width of the hookscrews/eyescrews if you’re screwing directly into
grips, pliers or a long
what to do |
need two sturdy anchor points in order to hang your hammock. Those
anchors can come in a multitude of forms — a big tree, a wall, a
ceiling joist, a post, the side of your house, essentially anything that’s
strong and sturdy enough to support a body or two’s worth of weight.
If you’re completely lacking in anything remotely resembling a
potential support, freestanding hammock stands are available, but they’ll
set you back quite a few clams. For a more economical, do-it-yourself
hammock stand, you can plant your own posts just about anywhere in the
yard that your heart desires: just sink 4"x4" or
4"x6" wooden (pressure-treated)
posts into at least 18" of concrete, once you decide where you want
to place your supports.
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