Using a hammock as a means to relax and let time passes by right before your eyes while you sit or lay unto this piece of cloth (fabric or netting) is truly enjoyable. Hammocks were really made to make you savor the serenity of outdoor scenes and enjoy the wonderful feeling of swinging back and forth.
While most hammocks are tied between two poles or in trees, there are now durable and flexible stands that are easy and comfortable to use with hammock for outside use.
Hammock for Outside Use
Whether you want to have an awesome relaxation on the beach, within your backyard garden or a trip out of town to visit relatives in the countryside, having a portable hammock with stand will certainly not spoil your enjoyment. In fact, this type of hammock is more convenient to use.
Hammock for outside use is typically affordable, requires no special skills and tools to set up and can be assembled and taken down in just a matter of minutes. Self-standing hammocks are popular with people who want outdoor relaxation. Due to its portability, ease of assembly and lightness, hammock of this kind is ideal for a variety of uses outside of the house.
New generation type of stand for free-standing hammocks are designed to withstand heavy loads, harsh environment and heavy swinging which makes it more reliable and safer. Stands come in durable metal and wooden material that supports the hammock. Its design is universal which could sustain any type of hammock.
Common metal stands are made from steel tubes so strong that it can commonly support two users at the same time without breaking. These tubes bend slightly but do not break. These kinds of stand could be mounted on any leveled ground easily without a hitch.
How to Hang a Hammock
To hang a hammock outdoors is as simple as tying your shoelaces. Free standing hammocks have a stand which is made up of segmented steel tubes and ready for set up within a matter of minutes. Most stand of this type comes in two-pole with center foot (or triple beam) which is ideal for rope and fabric hammocks. While a C-stand metal stand is the best for a hammock chair type.
The regular poles are usually fixed with the tapered poles and allow the hammock not to touch the ground by adjusting its proper length by hanging the chain according to your desired length. The chain also helps to adjust the tension on your hammock. Depending on the size of your hammock, the poles are spread out where its pivot foot remains to the ground.
For a hammock chair, the C-stand is the ideal stand where a wooden or steel spreader bar is fixed with a single chain attached to a hook. This way, the chair hammock can move freely or swing elegantly.
Having a hammock stand assembly will truly bring you closer to anywhere you want to go and relax. The beach is one interesting destination where you can harness the utmost relaxation while watching the waves while you swing gently in your hammock.
Your home garden is also one of the best places to hang a hammock on a stand while you pass away time during the summer months. Feel the garden breeze while you are suspended and swinging gracefully in your soft fabric or quilted hammock when you don’t want to leave the comfort of home.
Hammock Stand Assembly
Pre-manufactured steel hammocks stand assembly is primarily made up of the following:
• 2-foot Brackets
• 3 Regular Poles
• 3 Tapered Poles
• 2 Hooks with Chain (the design varies depending on model)
• 2 Off-set “S” Hooks
• 4 Rubber/ Plastic End Caps
This assembly is one of the safest, reliable, effective and the easiest among the other hammock assemblies available. Assembly instructions are included when you purchase. To take down the hammock, just do the reverse. These operations take less than 15 minutes each. This is a brilliant idea while you go on frequent trips this summer.
Wood stands are typically water-proof and made up of light wood materials that are soaked in water-proof sealant and penetrating oil to boost the wood’s life and integrity. The wooden assembly is commonly in arc form or in poles similar to metal assembly.
These are the parts and tool needed to assemble a typical wooden hammock stand:
• 3 pieces 3-inch by 3-inch square wooden poles (6 feet length of each)
• 4 pieces 3-inch by 3-inch square wooden poles (3 feet length each)
• 2 sets 3-inch by 3-inch iron cast stands
• 2 sets 3 X 3-inch iron cast square end caps (with hooks)
• 6 pieces wood screw (mostly 11 mm. in size)
• 11 mm. socket wrench or open wrench
Instructions are included upon your purchase and some instructional videos are available online. Assembly and disassembly time will take you a little bit longer (about 20- minutes each operation) compared to metal stand.
Hammock Stand Accessories
Most hammock stands do not have many accessories compared to most outdoor gears that you may use on your trips to the countryside. While you are suspended on air swinging comfortably on your garden, owning a hammock is not really as costly as other devices for comfort.
These are some of hammock stand accessories that you may add to make swinging more comfortable and may stop your mood swing while relaxing.
• Canopy System
• Hammock Pillow
• Hammock Table
• Wheel Kit
The canopy system is a water-proof fabric that shields you from the sun and could be easily installed. The hammock pillow is a soft companion while you rest and sleep comfortably on your hammock while it also lifts up and elevates your head a little bit.
The hammock table is an awesome hardware that you can add to your hammock. It is a perfect place where you could put glass of juice, a book or anything you want near you while you relax.
The table could be mounted on one of the supporting poles. A wheel kit lets you move the assembled hammock stand anywhere you want. Especially when you are in the beach where you may want some shade from the sun.