Hammock Stand Plans

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This step by step diy project is about hammock stand plans. Building a wooden hammock stand is a quick project that will enhance the look of your backyard, while keeping the costs at minimum. If you want to create a rustic recreating corner in your backyard or on your patio, we strongly recommend you to consider building a wooden stand for a hammock. Always adjust the size of the stand to match the dimensions of the hammock, otherwise you might end up sitting on the ground.

A wooden hammock stand requires basic materials and tools, so any person that knows the basic woodworking techniques can get the job done in just a few hours. Cedar, pine or redwood are excellent choices if you want to create a durable structure. Take accurate measurements and always adjust the size and the design of the hammock stand to suit  own needs and to fit within your budget.



Projects made from these plans





  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84” long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long BASE
  • – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48-72″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long  BRACES
  • E – 2 hook screws HOOK SCREWS

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander, Post-hole digger

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One weekend


Building  A Stand Plans

Building a hammock stand

Building a hammock stand


Smart tip: Building a hammock stand is a great way to relax in your garden, while don’t having to invest a significant amount of money. Just follow the instructions and adjust the design and the size of the stand to your needs, if you want to save money and build something unique by yourself.



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Hammock Stand Plans

Building the frame of the stand

Building the frame of the stand

The first step of the outdoor project is to build the frame of the hammock stand. As you can see in the plans, we recommend you to build the components from 2×4 lumber. If you want to create a rigid structure, we recommend you to cut 1 1/2″ deep notches in the frame.

Follow the dimensions shown in the diagram when cutting out the notches. Make several cuts and clean the recess with a chisel and sandpaper.

Attaching the supports

Attaching the supports

The next step of the project is to attach the supports to the frame. In order to create a durable stand, you need to cut one end of the supports at 45 degrees. Drill pilot holes through the supports and through the frame, before inserting the 5″ carriage bolts.

It is essential to insert at least 2 bolts trough both support, as to get a rigid structure. Alternatively, you could also add waterproof glue to the joints, if you don’t plan to disassemble the stand.

Installing the base

Installing the base

Afterwards, you need to attach fit the base to the frame, as in the plans. Adjust the size of the base components to your needs, before starting the actual project. Center the components to the frame, drill pilot holes and insert the galvanized screws.

Attaching the brace

Attaching the brace

One of the last steps of the project is to install the braces that will reinforce the supports. Cut one end of the braces at 45 degrees and lock them into place with carriage bolts and 3 1/2″ galvanized screws.

Make sure you make accurate cuts using a miter saw, otherwise they might not fit into place. Pay attention to this step, as it has a significant impact on the rigidity of the frame.

Fitting the hook screws

Fitting the hook screws

Install hook screws on the interior faces of both supports. Make sure you use appropriate screws, as you will hang the hammock to them and they have to support your weight.

Hammock stand plans

Hammock stand plans

Last but not least, you have to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes and the cracks with wood filler and let it dry out for several hours, before sanding the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: Protect the wooden components from rot by applying several coats of paint. Choose colors that match the design of the rest of your property, as to enhance the look of the hammock stand.



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  1. Charlie at - Reply

    Very easy. Thank you. Chuck

  2. Mark at - Reply


    I’m a little curious how a 5″ bolt goes through 3 pieces of 2″ timber. Please explain or have I missed something.


  3. Bonne at - Reply

    I am a 67 yr old grandmother who is going to make this with her 9 yr old granddaughter for her birthday. Thank you so much. The directions were great and yes I got that the 2×4’s aren’t actual 2×4’s.
    Thank you so much

  4. steve at - Reply

    How long of a hammock will this support. Mine is a 12′ double.

    • Julian at -

      In order to fit the 12′ hammock you need to make the opening between the top of the supports at least 12′. Measure the length of your hammock and make the necessary adjustments to the opening of the hammock stand. Another possibility is to cut the supports first and then fit the hammock between the top of the supports. Afterwards, measure the base and cut the rest of the components. Follow the instructions to assemble everything tightly.