Tips To Hang Your Hammock

Tips To Hang Your Hammock

HANGING TECHNIQUES FOR A SINGLE, DOUBLE OR FAMILY-SIZE HAMMOCK

You’ve just bought your hammock. Fantastic! Now it’s time to properly hang it!

First, you’ll want to find your perfect location and decide which of the techniques below best fits your environment. Keep in mind these are just the most simple hanging techniques – not the ONLY ones – and you can always extend your hammock’s reach with longer ropes!

Tips To Hang Your Hammock – INSIDE YOUR HOME

To hang a hammock indoors, drill two hooks into a ceiling or wall beam. Use a rope or carabiner to link each hook with the eyes of the hammock.

tips to hang your hammock

BETWEEN TWO TREES

Wrap a rope securely around each tree trunk and attach the ropes to the eyes of the hammock (using a knot or carabiner).

hammock between two trees

FROM AN OVERHEAD BEAM ON YOUR PATIO OR DECK

By wrapping two ropes securely around the beams or posts and attaching the ropes to the eyes of the hammock (using a knot or carabiner).

hammock in patio

Tips To Hang Your Hammock – A HYBRID APPROACH

You can also use a combination of structures to hang a hammock- for instance, a porch post and a tree. Secure a rope to the porch by drilling a hook or wrapping it around. Secure the other rope to the tree. Make sure the two sides are hung evenly!

hung a hammock in a hybrid approach

Tips To Hang Your Hammock -BONUS! HAMMOCK STAND COMPATIBLE

Our hammocks are compatible with most hammock stands on the market- if you are considering a hammock stand, double check our hanging specs (below) with the stand manufacturers’ recommendations.

freestanding hammock

OPTIMAL DIMENSIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIC DOUBLE HAMMOCK

Now that you’ve picked out how you want to hang your hammock, you’ll want to know where to place your anchor points. The following measurements are the OPTIMAL dimensions to hang each of our hammocks.

(These dimensions are optimal, but if your hammock environment doesn’t match up to these measurements perfectly, you’ll also find our recommended ranges for each measurement below. And, as always, remember you can extend the reach of your hammock by using ropes!)

hammock specifications

Classic Double Hammock

  • Optimal Width (between eyes)……….. 120 in / 10 ft
  • Optimal Height (of eyes)………………….. 60 in / 5 ft
  • Optimal Distance from Ground ……….. 24 in / 2 ft

RECOMMENDED RANGE OF DIMENSIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIC DOUBLE HAMMOCK

We understand that not every environment lends itself to the above optimal dimensions. Below you’ll find a range of recommended dimensions that will work for you!

Classic Double Hammock

  • Range of Width (between eyes).. 96 in / 8 ft – 132 in / 11 ft
  • Range of Height (of eyes) ………. 48 in / 4 ft – 72 in / 6 ft

PLEASE NOTE: The closer you hang the eyes together, the higher your hammock will need to be from the ground. For example, you will not be able to hang a hammock at a width of 8 ft and height of 4 ft. Your measurements will likely fall somewhere within the recommended range.

There you have it! You’re good to get your hammock hung, and before you know it, you’ll be kicking back in your awesome hammock!

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HANGING CHAIR FOR YOUR SPACE

When deciding on the perfect hanging chair, you must consider several factors. These range from the chair's material and design to its intended location and the weight it needs to support.

  1. Material: The material of your hanging chair is an essential factor to consider. For indoor use, fabric or woven hanging chairs provide a cosy, comfortable setting. If the chair is for outdoor use, opt for more durable, weather-resistant materials like rattan or synthetic wicker.

  2. Design: The design of the chair should complement your existing decor. Hanging chairs come in various designs and colours. Whether you prefer a minimalistic egg chair or a vibrant bohemian style, there's a hanging chair for every aesthetic!

  3. Location: Where you intend to place the chair also plays a significant role. If you have a sturdy overhead beam or tree, you could hang the chair from that. If not, a hanging chair with a stand might be more suitable.

  4. Weight Capacity: Always check the weight limit of the hanging chair to ensure it can support the occupants safely.

HANGING CHAIR MAINTENANCE TIPS

Hanging chairs, like any piece of furniture, require regular maintenance to keep them in optimal condition.

  1. Regular Cleaning: Keep your hanging chair looking its best with regular cleaning. For fabric chairs, remove the cushions and wash them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Wipe down the frame of the chair with a damp cloth.

  2. Weather Protection: If your hanging chair is outdoors, consider using a protective cover to shield it from harsh weather conditions. During extreme weather, like heavy rain or snow, consider storing the chair indoors if possible.

  3. Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect the chair, its hanging mechanism, and the point from which it hangs for any signs of wear or damage. This is especially important for hanging chairs, as any damage could lead to the chair falling.

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