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. Premium Plans available for this project in the Shop.

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.

 

 

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It’s that easy to build a hammock stand!

 

  • 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

 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

Fit the hammock to the stand and make sure the structure is sturdy.

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. Premium Plans available for this project in the Shop.

 

 

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39 Comments »

  1. Kris at - Reply

    The ‘tools’ section says a post-hole digger, am I missing when/where you dig & place posts?
    Do you have measurements for placing the carriage bolts?i see specifics for 2 of the bolts but no others. I know you responded to another reader to “read with more attention” but that wasn’t very helpful.

    • Julian at - Reply

      That’s optional, in case you want to lock the hammock frame into place. Regarding the screws and bolts, I don’t see the point of the questions. Everything is explained in the tutorial and in the cut list.

  2. Sasha at - Reply

    Hello, i have 2 questions.
    First of all where did you use the 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
    And second which size of a hammock does this stand support?
    Thank you

    • Jack at - Reply

      You have the cut list you can add up. Secondly, this stand is good for a 7-8′ hammock.

      • Sasha at -

        I’m sorry I didn’t understand what cut list?
        I’m trying to build this on my own and I don’t have any knowledge about it, I want to order the wood from a place this is why I’m asking if I’m gonna need those 5 pieces 2×4 lumber 8′

    • Jack at - Reply

      The cut list is represented by the A,B,C,D components. Those components add up to 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber 8′.

  3. G at - Reply

    I made this last weekend. Took 2 hours and was fairly easy. I did leave the supports longer (cut the 8′ 2X4’s as a last step), and increased the angle (eyeballed it, so I don’t know the exact angle). I am able to get my 10′ hammock on it fine. My total cost was under $40.00. My question is – Why 30 screws? Where are you using them? I used a total of 10 screws. 3 in each of the 36″ base pieces and 2 each to attach the braces to the supports.

    • Jack at - Reply

      Thanks for the feedback and congrats for the project. It would be amazing if you sent a few pics at: https://myoutdoorplans.com/contact/ so I can feature it.

      • Travis at -

        G wasn’t leaving feedback, they were asking a question that is still unanswered.

      • Ovidiu at -

        I am a DIY-er myself so I know that 10-20 screws is not a serious issue, because I will use them on the next project. It also depends on how strong one wants to make the joints.. you can use 2 or 6 screws for a joint…

  4. Kev at - Reply

    Plans worked as expected. Kids love the new hammock.
    Thank You.

  5. Jess at - Reply

    How long of a hammock can be used with this stand? My hammock is 140″. Can it be adjusted to fit longer or shorter hammocks?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      The top opening of this stand is 10 ft, so this wouldn’t work for your hammock. I have a premium plans with an opening of 12 ft, that should probably work: https://myoutdoorplans.com/shop/ When you buy the hammock, there should be indications on what size stand is compatible.

  6. Ralph at - Reply

    Very nice design. One question what is the distance between the hooks used to attach the hammock to the stand?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      10 ft

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