We recently bought a portable hammock and we’ve enjoyed so much on our hiking and hammock stand plans pdf trips that I decided I wanted to hang it at home to enjoy on our backyard. I looked at the available hammock stands and they seemed quite expensive but very simple so I decided to give it a try. I based the design on some of the available commercial options. The first step is to make the angled cuts of the beams that will hold the hammock, the 6′ beams.
I made a 30 degree cut so that the angle to the floor would be 60 degrees. There are quite a few holes to drill for the bolts. The most tricky ones are the ones to attach the angled beams to the base. The angled beams will be “sandwiched” between the two 8′ beams and the bolts will go through all three pieces. To make sure I had a straight hole for the bolt to go through all three I laid down all three four pieces on the floor just as they would when standing and drilled once through all the wood.
As you can see in the picture I made the holes 1″ from the edges. I should also note that the angled beams are not flush with the base beams. This is because the base will rest on top of the 4″ pieces and hence be elevated about 2″ from the floor. Having the angled beams reach all the way to the floor adds stability. You could also cut a “bed” in the base beams to fit the two 4″ pieces so that the base would rest on the floor. The other holes to be drilled are holes for they eyebolts where the hammock will hang, and the holes to secure the base to the “feet” the two 4″ beams.