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How to Hang a Hammock: Tips for Hanging Inside & Outside

How to Hang a Hammock: Tips for Hanging Inside & Outside

When it comes to relaxing outdoors, my top two picks would be either lounging on a beach under the sun or rocking under the shade in a big hammock. One of those things is a few thousand miles away from me, the other is in my backyard. Guess which one I do more often…

Hammocks are a great feature for your home, but they can be a pain to set up for the first time. Let’s assume that you’re skipping the convenience of a hammock stand and you want to set this thing up au naturel using what you’ve got around you. Today, we’ll look at the easiest ways you can hang a hammock between two trees or from your patio.

How to Hang a Hammock Between Two Trees

  • Ideally, you want a space of at least 12-16 feet between the trees; this way you can avoid using straps. If the distance is shorter than that, you should just use a hammock stand.
  • The easiest method is to drill a hole for a course-threaded eyebolt (at least 4 inches) and hook it to the hammock with caribiner strong enough to support the weight. The pilot hole you drill should be about 1/8″ to 3/16.”

hammock hanging between two trees

How to Hang a Hammock Chair from An Overhead Beam

  • Drill a pilot hole that matches up with an appropriately-sized eye bolt into a beam that’s at least 4×4.
  • Attach a carabiner strong enough to support the weight, hook up your hammock chair and start relaxing!

hammock chair hanging

 

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