Steel & Redwood Hammock Stand
If you’re worried about your hammock falling over, keep this in demand stand on hand. If you can move it.
This project uses a lot of metal: 4 inch square steel tube, to be precise. Peter’s using it for welding practice. One of his friends recommended it and claims that as long as you have some of the essential tools for welding on hand, then you cannot go wrong.
After lopping off a workable chunk of the square tube, he cuts a set of angled pieces that will, once welded together, form the brackets for stabilizers. With some help from a witness mark and plenty of patience for the miter saw, it’s a fairly easy job. If you are looking to purchase a miter saw to make the job just as easy for yourself then you might want to check out the reviews of the best miter saws at pluginpartners.org.
After cutting, it’s buffing time. You really don’t want to weld rusty metal.
And then it’s helmet time! Nothing replaces practice. Peter’s just starting out here, and he’s laying down some decent beads for a brand-new welder. Probably helps that he’s got some pretty decent equipment from a company called Cigweld I think. But I guess Peter does have some talent, I’ll give him that.
After a brief cutting and length-admiring intermission, it’s back to the buffing and welding; this time for stabilizers. Then it’s time for a quick prime and paint, and then unexpected planing!
With the addition of leveling feet, any misalignments from the welds or warping in the wood can be easily compensated for.
After that, it’s just a matter of cutting the uprights to length, shimming and screwing the wooden bits in, and adding the hammock hardware.
And there we have it! A hammock stand! That can take roughly three thousand pounds in shear before it breaks!
You don’t see that every day.
Asher is a freelance writer who has worked on everything from EdTech to indie games. You can catch him online on Medium or in person in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He claims to have the best chili recipe in the Midwest.
4 thoughts on “Steel & Redwood Hammock Stand”
Thanks for the great post. I have spend good time reading this.
I am James from My Welding Yard and I was just going through your website and it’s quite stunning and comprehensive. I have a question for you do you accept guest posts on your website? Because I am interested in such an opportunity. Please get back to me so we can discuss it.
I have the above welder, and would like to try Tig welding, I would like to know what torch to buy, and whether I need a foot peddle.
I’m wondering if you have (and would be willing to share) the actual prints for the Hammock Stand that I could use for creating a similar assembly?
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