I used redwood to build this DIY hammock stand, but you could also use cedar. Use a species that is meant for outdoor use.
The base is built using half-lap cuts.
The uprights and braces are attached using outdoor wood screws.
Use a transparent stain to enhance to color of the redwood.
Attach your hammock to the freestanding hammock stand using eye bolts.
Buiding from redwood makes this DIY hammock stand lightweight and easy to move around wherever you want it.
Your DIY freestanding hammock stand is ready to use...you'll just have to beat the kiddos to it!