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10 ft Hammock Stand Plans

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This step by step diy project is about how to build a 10 ft hammock stand. The top opening of this stand is 10 ft, therefore make sure you buy the appropriate size to fit the project. The Premium Plans include a detailed Cut and Shopping list, as well as a nice Cut Layout Diagram that shows you how to cut the components from the beams to get minimal waste.

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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.

 

 

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10 ft Hammock Stand Plans

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Building-a-hammock-stand

 

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Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

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

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

 One weekend

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How to Build a Wooden Hammock Stand

Base-board

Base-board

The first step of the project is to build the base boards for the hammock stand. Cut the 2x4s to 48″ and then make decorative bevel cuts to both ends of the boards.

Assembling-the-side-frames

Assembling-the-side-frames

Next, you need to assemble the end frames for the stand. Use 4×4 lumber for the vertical support. Make a 60 degree cut to one end of the support. Center the suport to the 2×4 base, making sure you align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 4 1/2″ screws into the 4×4 support.

Horizontal-uprights

Horizontal-uprights

Continue the project by cutting the horizontal components. Mark the cut lines to the boards and then use a circular saw to make the notches. Set the blade depth to 1 1/2″ and then make parallel cuts inside the marked areas. Remove the excess material with a chisel and clean the notches.

Assembling-the-hammock-stand

Assembling-the-hammock-stand

Fit the supports on both sides of the front and back frames. Align everything with attention and  insert 4 1/2″ screws from both sides. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Uprights

Uprights

Build the uprights from 4×4 lumber. Make a 30 degree cut to one end and roundover the exposed corner of the component using a jgsaw.

Fitting-the-uprights-to-the-hammock

Fitting-the-uprights-to-the-hammock

Fit the uprights to the stand, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges to the bottom supports. Make sure the green component is perfectly vertical before inserting the 4 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the green component and insert the screws into the upright.

Also, drill pilot holes through the base supports and insert 4 1/2″ screws into the uprights.

Braces-diagonal

Braces-diagonal

Cut the diagonal braces from 4×4 lumber. Make 60 degree cuts to both ends of the braces.

Fitting-the-diagonal-braces

Fitting-the-diagonal-braces

Fit the braces to the hammock stand and align everything with attention.

Fitting-the-side-diagonal-braces

Fitting-the-side-diagonal-braces

Last but not least, we need to attach side braces to prevent the lateral movements. Make 45 degree cuts to the braces and lock them to the stand with 4 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 screws for each joint. Make sure the uprights are vertical before inserting the screws.

Fitting-the-eye-bolts

Fitting-the-eye-bolts

Install the hardware for the hammock, so you can hand it into place. Usually, you need an eye bolt, but there are different hardware products you can choose from. Remember this stand has a top opening of 10 ft. Note that down before buying the hammock, so you don’t get the wrong size.

10 ft hammock stand plans - diy

10 ft hammock stand plans – diy

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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