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DIY: Instant Summer Hammock

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.

700 diy drop cloth hammock

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

700 heavy duty thick canvas drop cloth natural

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.

700 grommets and eyelets

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

700 crown bolt steel chain

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

700 carabiner silver double sided

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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Product summary  

700 carabiner silver double sided
Nite Ize

S-Biner

$2.94 USD from The Home Depot

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