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Jul 15, 2016

Make This: Build A DIY Hammock Stand This Weekend

Hammock StandAh, the hammock. My best summer naps happen swinging gracefully in its embrace. But what happens when the trees are too far apart or no where to be found? You build this stand and start napping as soon as it's complete.

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May 17, 2016

Roundup: 9 DIY Hammock Projects to Help You Enjoy Your Summer

Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe I've been overly influenced by those images of the dad in Calvin and Hobbes or Homer Simpson. Perhaps it's those memorable times I've spent in Latin America, where they really know how to use 'em. Or maybe - hopefully not, but maybe - it's all those completely and horribly generic Father's Day cards I have to pick through each June to find the right one for my dad.

But, I think a hammock is a damn fine way to spend a summer evening, and every man should have one.        

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Mar 31, 2015

Spring Project: How to Make a Handsome Hammock Stand

Hammock StandOne of the best parts of a long summer weekend is snoozing in the hammock. This exceptional hammock stand is a great looking addition to the patio, and will definitely host plenty of lazy summer naps.  

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Oct 16, 2013

How to: Make a Hammock from Scratch

Summer seems like the obvious hammock season, but I actually love to spend evenings outside during autumn. Sure, it gets dark early and it might be a bit chilly, but that's part of the fun. 

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Mar 22, 2012

A Tent Suspended from the Trees

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Now this is one cool tent. Part hammock and part tent, the Tentsile is suspended in the air by anchoring it high up to three trees (and one anchor in the ground). While it seemed a little outlandish to me at first, this design makes total sense for people camping in places with uneven or muddy ground. Or for people that decide to camp above viper pits too I suppose.  

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Jun 13, 2011

How To: Make a DIY Hammock from Hardware Store Supplies

I've been scheming a DIY hammock for months. There's a set of trees in the green space near my building that's perfect for one, and I've been thinking through how to go about it? Sew a panel from outdoor fabric? Weave rope into a grid of knots? Then there's the supports? Wood? Does it need to be curved? Can't you just buy a kit somewhere?

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