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Issue 24 · Channeling Marrakech · June 11, 2012

DIY: Instant Summer Hammock

Issue 24 · Channeling Marrakech · June 11, 2012

As we turn to Morocco and North Africa for inspiration, we can't help but think about outdoor sleeping arrangements, the ultimate option being the hammock.

Whether you're looking for a quick fix or inspired to whip out the sewing machine and install metal grommets into canvas, this utilitarian DIY hammock is the way to go for outdoor lounging.

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Le Beanock Hammock

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

Canvas Drop Cloth

Above: The large 20-by-20-Foot Canvas Drop Cloth is $92.20 from Gemplers; a 12-by-12-Foot Drop Cloth is $25.89 from Tarps Plus. Consider doubling up on the canvas for your DIY 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. Alternatively, grommets and other fasteners can be found from Noble Textiles on Etsy.

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."

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