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How to make a hammock with his own hands: General rules + two step master class

How to make a hammock with his own hands: General rules + two step master class

A hammock is a comfortable place that can brighten any countryside area. The product, invented by South American Indians, allowed not only to provide comfortable sleep, but also effectively protect from flying midges and night dampness inherent in this area. Modern people use the hammock mostly for day short rest in order to relax in the shade of trees, enjoying the rustle of leaves and singing birds. How to make a hammock with your own hands, there is nothing difficult. Enough to stock up on the necessary materials, tools and desire to create original and functional element of the interior.

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General advice on making hammocks

The hammock can be not only a wonderful decoration, but rather a useful piece of furniture.

Nice relaxing in the hammock surrounded by nature

According to psychologists and scientists a couple of hours relaxing in a hammock can replace a full night’s sleep

When deciding to create a product, swaying the perfect place to rejuvenate after a hard day, each of us it is useful to know a few basic rules:

  • The material of manufacture. Before you make the hammock, you need to consider the variation of the order, and correctly pick the fabric. To create durable products it is advisable to choose camouflage, canvas, cloth, canvas, calico or mattress tick. Synthetic materials, despite the fact that they are lighter and less durable, it is not advisable to use for sewing products, as they do not allow the body to breathe.
  • Braided cords for hammock. When choosing rope is better to give preference cotton thread, not synthetic. With cords made of natural fibres are easier to work in the manufacture of products for weave and tighten the knots, and also to get in touch during the holidays.
  • Loose supports. To place the hammock as possible between the supports or poles, and between the two neighboring trees in the garden. If the arrangement of the hammock is specially poles are being installed, they must be sunk not less than a meter. Among the garden trees the choice should be stopped on such a trunk diameter of not less than 20 cm.
  • Height hanging. The height of hanging a hammock above the ground of 1.5-1.6 meters. The distance between supports is calculated as follows: the length of the product is added 30 cm, in average of 2.75-3 meters. In the absence of the ability to change the distance between supports, the length of the hammock can be varied by changing the height poduzece, creating a stronger deflection or change tension.

Mobile design is convenient to carry to site and to place in any corner of the garden, thereby changing scenery.

Stand made of wooden boards

In order for the regeneration of places to stay not to be attached to the location of the trees in the garden or existing support structures, you can make a frame for any hammock

A sample of the metal frame under the hammock:

The most popular designs of hammocks

To better and clearer to show how to make a hammock with your own hands, we propose to consider several design options of this product. This will make the best choice that will meet your preferences and possibilities. There are many options, below are some of them.

Option 1 — Mexican «cocoon» from fabric

This hammock looks like a cocoon, is one of the easiest to manufacture and is quite handy in exploitation.

The easiest option hammock

Despite the simplicity of product design, relax in this hammock allows you to relax all the muscles

From the cocoon, it is impossible to fall out. But to get out of it or change positions of the body, you also need to make some effort. When folded, the product takes a little space and weighs less than 1 kg, making it convenient to take along on a nature hike, or.

This version of hammock is pretty simple to manufacture. In order to sew a Mexican hammock, you need to prepare two dense piece of matter the size of 1.5-3 meters cord length 20 m, which is able to withstand the weight of 150-200 kg, for tightening and suspension of the product. Both pieces of fabric are put together.

Pattern for sewing

Pattern for sewing standard single Mexican hammocks

Cloth sewn on two sides along the length of the pattern toward each other. The seam length of a string 2 meters (in the figure marked in green). Eventually a tunnel with neotrezannymi edges. Parts of the pattern marked on the drawing, yellow below, not stapled. This will pave the inner layer of the product water-repellent film or polyester fiber soft Mat that will greatly enhance the comfort of the guests. The narrow side of the item, marked in red, you need to tuck 2-3 cm and stitch. The product is ready. You only have to stretch in the tunnel formed cord.

Assembly diagram all products

Stretched cord must cross and tighten at the ends, prisonera fabric. Place tightening a couple of times, wrapped the same cord and tie a knot

To attach the design to a tree without damaging its bark, it is necessary for a rope for hanging to wear it up or put under her cloth.

The hammock on the wooden slats

To stay small children and the elderly can improve the product, attaching the narrow side of the rectangular piece, made by the same pattern, to wooden sticks

Option 2 — braided hammock macramé

Known to most of our compatriots hammocks Soviet times resemble a volleyball net.

Woven from threads of fishnet hammocks

To change this «bed», leaving a checkerboard pattern on the back room, came a more convenient and aesthetic Handicrafts

In order to associate a comfortable and beautiful hammock, you need to learn how to weave multiple nodes the technique of macrame. It will take a strong rope or clothesline cord d=8mm, and two wood strips of equal size with a length of about 1.5 meters. To secure the rope to the bars of drilled holes d=20mm at the same distance 4-5 cm. the Ratio of hole diameter to rope diameter should be 1/3, which will more tightly engage the folded rope three times.

The footage of the cord depends on the selected pattern. The calculation is performed as follows: the distance from the rail to the slats is necessary to increase three times, and then again multiplied by the number of holes. So in order to weave a fishnet hammock with your own hands size 2,5×0,9M will require 150 feet of cord on the pattern and 20 m for fastening articles to a support.

Flat knot for weaving hammock

Learning to tie a flat knot, you can make a pretty nice delicate product, pattern which does not lose its shape in the process of operation

The technology of weaving of the cords of the hammock are fairly simple. Every knot tied with 4 ropes, size of cells not more than 7 cm.

Fastening the mesh to the rails

The finished net is carried out through openings in the slats and is connected to the nodes. The strength of the structure can be given by means of metal rings

Video master class «how to weave a hammock»

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