A good book, a tall glass of iced tea, and the gentle swaying motion of a shady hammock on the patio, next to the pool, or out in the yard. Sounds like paradise, doesn’t it? With a few basic tools and some inexpensive materials, any woodworker with a free weekend can create a place to relax and catch a few winks.
This easy-to-build hammock frame project calls primarily for straight cuts and requires only basic construction techniques. Made entirely of straight-grain Douglas fir, the frame is not only sturdy, comfortable, and safe, but it’s attractive enough to blend nicely with any landscaping. Designed to fit a standard-size hammock sling, the completed project measures 16 feet long by 4 feet wide.