Stand alone hammock – There’s nothing like reading a book in a hammock in the backyard of your home. This independent stand alone hammock, which you can do on your own, is very practical and economical. It is 13 feet long (3.9 m), a perfect length for 11 ft (3.3 m) hammocks. Tip: Due to the weight of the posts it is advisable that you request the help of another person to complete this project. Starting with cut the two 6-foot posts to get four 3-foot posts. Use a piece of scrap wood cut at a 45-degree angle as a template to draw a 45-degree line at each end of the wooden posts. Then, use a miter saw to cut 45-degree angles at the ends of the posts.
Use the marks you made with the pencil as a guide. The angles of the cuts should be into the post. Extends the general plan for support in an open space. It is best to build the stand alone hammock near the area where you will use it. Since the frame will be too heavy to move. Raise one of the 3-foot posts. And place it at an angle with one 6-foot (1.8 m) side miter so that both angles are flush. You will need help completing this step. Sixth, insert the 4 “(10 cm) deck screws to attach the posts. Seventh, place another 6-foot pole. Which was extended between the three-foot posts (use step 6 as a reference)? Put it so that the angles of these smaller posts are flush with the sides.
And the angle of the end rests on the 8-foot (2.4 m) lower post. Insert the 4 inch (10 cm) deck screws on both sides to connect the 3 ‘(914 cm) post angles to the 6’ post (1.8 m). Repeat steps 7 and 8 on the other side of the hammock stand. Straighten the 8-foot (2.4 m) center pole with a mallet. So the edges are flush with the edges of the 6-foot (1.8 m) posts. Use a tape measure to make sure the 6-foot posts rest on the 8-foot pole at the same distance from the ends. Use the 4-inch (10 cm) deck screws to fit the six-foot (1.8 m) angled posts over the 8-foot (2.4 m) post on four sides. Repeat this step at the other end of the pole.
Measure about 48 inches (1.2 m) from the ground. And drill a hole that traverses the 6-foot pole using a 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) blade drill bit. Repeat the procedure on the other angled post. Pass a 1/2 inch eye bolt through the hole and secure with a washer and a hex nut. Repeat the procedure on the other angled post. Adjust the hammock to the eye bolt according to the bolt instructions. Hold the hammock on both sides. Note: Never leave children on the stand alone hammock without supervision.