Need a good outdoor ‘bed’ you can use for relaxing in your yard? Here’s a quick DIY project from Mitchael Randle that’s sure to be envied by the neighbours! 🙂
Hammocks are a great way to snooze, canoodle or simply read, any time of day, indoors or out. This unique ‘grass’ hammock is a very easy project you can do in less than an hour if you already have posts, trees or a handy hammock stand.
It’s comfortable and definitely unique! Take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy an ant free experience!
Can you imagine now resting on this inviting hammock? 🙂
- Grass Shag Carpet
- 2 pcs – Tie Downs
- 2 pcs – Black Metal Pipes
- Zip Ties
- Caribiner or Quick Links
- Silver Sharpie or any Marker
- Measuring Tape
- Knife (military tactical type)
I didn’t even need to measure at all I just counted the seams. I started by finding the relative center by counting how many seams from the outside would fit the pipe.
I marked this spot with a silver sharpie. I then rolled the pipe back until I could roll enough of the carpet around the pipe to cover it.
I cut some slits where I thought I should bring the hooks through.
I slid the hooks in the small slits and put the pipe in the hook.
I then tucked the end of the carpet between the hook and the pipe to keep it in place.
Once in place use a few zip ties to secure the carpet around the pipe. The zip ties don’t add too much structure, they just keep the carpet in place around the pipe.
The idea here is to have the tie downs go around the pipe, this distributes the weight along the length of the carpet.
Fold whatever is left on the sides around the ends of the pipe. This not only makes the top and sides look nice, and hides the hooks from the tie downs, but I believe it adds some strength as well. Try and follow the seams with the edge of the carpet when folding.
Once it is folded put some more holes into the carpet and zip tie it around the pipe. I used only 3 zip ties per side but you could add more. I thought it may be possible to sew the flap to the carpet and attach it to the top but I haven’t found it necessary yet.
That’s it you’re all done! Find two posts and attach for maximum relaxation.
To make it attach easier you can use two lengths of rope tied in a loop and attach with carabiners or chain quick links.
Don’t have posts or trees available? Build a hammock stand! 🙂