Hammock Stand: A Guide to Build One

We have wanted a hammock in our backyard for a long time

They make the perfect relaxation spot to snooze, daydream or just enjoy a book. But we don’t have any trees that are close enough or strong enough. So, of course, I built us a hammock stand! 

Hammock Stand: A Guide to Build One

Step 1: Make Cuts for Half-Lap Joint

Once you cut the timber to size based on the plans, make cuts for the half-lap joints. There are a total of 4 half-lap joints – hence 8 cuts. 

Step 2 – Build the Base

Once the half-lap joints are cut, lay them out upside down and attach using 3″ exterior wood screws. Be sure to make pilot holes before driving the screws. 

Step 3 – Attach the Upright

– Cut the uprights as per the plans at 22.5° on one end. – Attach by making pilot holes and driving three 4″ outdoor wood screws. 

Step 4 – Attach the Brace

– Cut and attach the braces per the plans between the base and uprights using the 3″ exterior wood screws. 




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