DIY: Instant Summer Hammock by

Issue 22 · Indoor/Outdoor · June 3, 2014

DIY: Instant Summer Hammock

Issue 22 · Indoor/Outdoor · June 3, 2014

Summer is just a few weeks away and we can't help but think about outdoor sleeping arrangements. Our favorite option: a cozy canvas hammock.

Here's a utilitarian example that we love for outdoor lounging. It's available for sale—or you can whip out the sewing machine and make your own from a painter's drop cloth and some other hardware store parts.

Le Beanock Hammock

Above: The Le Beanock Hammock in white canvas is $641.48.

Canvas Drop Cloth

Above: Make your own hammock using a large 20-by-20-Foot Canvas Drop Cloth; $149.55 from Gemplers. Consider doubling up on the canvas for your hammock by splitting the large drop cloth in half, or sewing two smaller pieces together.

Stainless Steel Grommets with Washers

Above: Source four Stainless Steel Grommets with Washers in a 3/8" size; $11.98 for 24 from My Tarp.

3/8" Zinc-Plated Steel Chain

Above: The 3/8" Zinc-Plated Steel Chain is $94.97 for a box of 30 feet from Home Depot.


Above: The Nite Ize Stainless Steel S-Biner is $2.94 from Home Depot.

For more DIY hammock inspiration, see Swing from the Trees on Gardenista. Go to DIY to peruse all our latest projects.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 6, 2012 as part of our Channeling Marrakech issue.

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