DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable


Probably, each person associates hammock with rest on the sea, warm sunshine and carefree days. However, few people imagine that a hammock can be made right at home. This design is ideal for the village house. But if you want, you can install it even in a house or apartment. This is especially true for the children’s room. Today we are going to discuss all the nuances of DIY hammock: instruction on how to make your home comfortable and more functional.

How to Make a DIY Hammock?

Of course, in the modern world there is quite a large variety of such structures. You can buy them in almost every building supermarket. But still, it is much more pleasant to rest in a hammock made with your own hands. In addition, this does not require special knowledge or too expensive materials. That is why we have prepared several master classes, with the help of which it will be possible to realize your ideas.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Modern bachelor's den

Simple Hammock for Country House

Necessary materials:

  • rope;
  • thick fabric;
  • large wooden snag;
  • sewing machine;
  • paints on fabric;
  • threads;
  • scissors;
  • white acrylic paint;
  • brush;
  • sandpaper.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step1, materials

Cut off the required size of a piece of fabric in the form of a rectangle. On the long sides, we twist the fabric about 5 cm and sew it with a sewing machine.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step1, cutting the clothDIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step 2, seweing the pockets

To make the hammock look a bit more original, we suggest decorating it a bit. It can be large patterns or light motifs. In any case, use for this paint on the fabric.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step 4, marking the holes

Cut the rope into three parts of the same size. Then pass two pieces in the previously obtained pockets on the fabric.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step5, pass the rope through

Surface of the snag should be treated with sandpaper to remove all irregularities. Only after that we coat it with white acrylic paint and leave it to dry completely.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step 6, painting the snag

We tie the last piece of rope to the central part of the snag.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag: step 7, making the loops for hanging

On the sides of the snag we bind the workpiece with a cloth and hang it on a tree. Try to fix the construction as securely as possible.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Making simple hammock on a snag - enjoyning the result

DIY Wicker Hammock

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Turquoise wicker hammock

In the work we need:

  • drill;
  • dowels;
  • rope;
  • wooden blanks;
  • scissors;
  • roulette;
  • pen;
  • sandpaper.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: materials

On wooden blanks we make markup for future construction. It is very important that the hammock is perfectly level.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: ruler

Make holes on each piece and we process them with emery paper.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: drilling the holes in carcass DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: grinding the holes

We connect four parts together and fix them with dowels.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: the resulting frameDIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: fixing the frame with screws

We hang the workpiece so that it is convenient to weave a hammock.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: Hanging the frame before weaving

Cut the rope into 16 parts of the same size. We take the first of them and tie, as shown in the photo.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving

Repeat the same with each piece. Then we start weaving. To do this, take the rope on the left side, lead it over the second and third, and then pass it under the fourth. We do the same with the fourth rope, but in the reverse order. Thus, the first node is obtained.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 2 DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 3

We make one more same knot and repeat the same with the rest of the ropes.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 4

Alternately, we connect the blanks together in the same way.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 5

After the whole row is ready, proceed to the next one.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 6

By the same principle we weave a hammock to the end, given the size that is needed.

DIY Hammock: Instruction on How to Make your Home Comfortable. Wicker hammock step-by-step: weaving step 6: the result

To fix the hammock, simply tie each part around the wooden blank.

The wicker turquoise hammock

We make a few more nodes for more reliable fixation.

Wicker hammock on the frame

Cut the ends of the rope if they are too long.

The hammock with hanging strips

Take a long piece of rope, fold it in half and tie a knot.

The loop to fix the hammock

Pass each edge into a wooden blank and tie a strong knot on both sides.

Making the fixing frame for the hammock Tying the knot on the turquoise hammockAssembling all in one

Connect the parts together with strong knots.

The fixing rope of the wicker hammock

Hang a hammock at a suitable place.

Enjoy the resulting DIY hammock in the backyard

Original Children’s Hammock

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Required materials:

  • wooden blanks;
  • paint on fabric;
  • the cloth;
  • sewing machine;
  • iron;
  • rope;
  • brush;
  • hammock mount;
  • scissors;
  • thread;
  • drill.

Materials needed to do simple DIY hammock

Fold the fabric of the required size in half and cut the corner, as shown in the photo. Tuck the edges and stitch them with the help of a sewing machine.

Preparing the blank

Bend the other side, as in the photo, and sew it on a sewing machine either. In the wooden blank we make holes for fastening.

What to do with the cloth (instruction of making DIY hammock)

If desired, you can draw simple, unobtrusive pattern on the fabric. Then pass the rope through the pockets, as well as through the wooden billet and tie strong knots.

Fixing the hammock to the frame

Hang a hammock in the room with a secure mount.

Rope and the carbin at the ceilingThe resulting DIY hammock in the small room

Making a hammock is really not difficult. Of course, you need a few free hours and a great desire. But the result is really worth it.

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Hammock: Types and General Recommendations

Before starting creating a hammock, we suggest to review their types and features. Perhaps the most popular is the suspended structure. This hammock is quite simple and affordable, so anyone can easily make it.

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The frame hammock is more difficult to perform. This design is almost always the folding structure, so it can be easily transported or removed until next season. The main difficulty for many is its mount. The fact is that it must be separate wooden and metal details. It is very difficult to make it yourself, but the result is worth it.

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Whatever type of hammock you choose, you should take into account the general recommendations that will help make the structure more reliable. First of all, we recommend thinking about support. Two trees or pillars fit most for mounting. They must be as resilient as possible in order to maintain the weight of an adult.

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Also note that the hammock should be hung at a height of at least one meter, and the distance between the supports should be up to three meters. Keep in mind that the higher it will be tied, the deeper the deflection will be. In any case, the hammock should be comfortable for rest.

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If you plan to make a fabric hammock, then try to choose natural materials. This can be a mattress tick or a tarp. Of course, synthetic fabrics are much lighter and more budget. But remember that in such a hammock the body definitely will not breathe and over time there will be a feeling of discomfort, rather than pleasant relaxation. In turn, if you choose a braided hammock, then it should be made exclusively of cotton threads. They will be the most pleasant to the body and durable.

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