Build A Hammock Stand!

hammock stand

My wife keeps bugging me about building a hammock stand for the backyard. Why buy a cheap Chinese made one when you can build a high quality metal stand for about the same price?

It's a very simple project but since I know what it's like to be a beginner and not know where to start and what steps to take, I made up these plans. I also have them in pdf format as well and they will be available soon. However these directions on how to build a hammock stand should suffice.

Materials Required For The Hammock Stand Build:

  • (26 FT) Hot Rolled Steel Square Tube, 2” X 2” X .12” (11 GA).
  • (1 FT) Hot Rolled Steel Sheet, 2” X 1/8”.
  • (2) 3/8-16 X 3” SS Bolt-in Hook.
  • (4) 3/8-16 SS Hex Nut.
  • (4) 3/8 SS Flat Washer.
hammock stand base
  • Step 1: Cut part numbers HM-01 (qty 1), HM-03 (qty 2), and HM-04 (qty 6) according to their attached drawing.
  • Step 2: Cut part number HM-02 (qty 2) to length and drill hole in each part according to drawing.
  • Step 3: Gather parts HM-03 (qty 1) and HM-04 (qty 2) and lay them out on the welding surface. Position them according to drawing HM-W3 and tack weld the parts in place. Double check alignment and complete the welds. Repeat Step 2 for second leg weldment.
  • Step 4: Gather parts HM-02 (qty 1) and HM-04 (qty 1) and lay them out on the welding surface. Position them according to drawing HM-W2 and tack weld the parts in place. Double check alignment and complete the welds. Repeat Step 3 for second arm weldment.
  • Step 5: Gather completed weldments HM-W3 & HM-W2 as well as part HM-01. Position the arms (HM-W2) and the base (HM-01) according to drawing HM-W1 and tack weld the arms in place.

Align this sub-weldment on the two legs (HM-W3) according to drawing HM-W1 and tack weld the legs in place. Double check alignment and complete all welds.

hammock stand legs
welded hammock stand legs
  • Step 6: Paint or powder coat as desired.
  • Step 7: Attach hook bolts to completed frame according to drawing HM-01.
  • Step 8: Attach hammock and relax.

Drawings:

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Cross reference the numbers on the charts with the drawings below them.

The Hammock Base:

The Hammock Arm:

The Leg:

Weldments:

Tip: You may want to modify it to be a foldable stand. Let me know if that interests you.

This is what the completed hammock stand will look like:

completed hammock stand
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