DIY hammock chair

Simple „DIY” projects are increasingly popular, and this one you will particularly enjoy because you will be able to make your home a swing on which you have always dreamed of in simple nine steps.

 Materials needed:

  • strip of oak (3.2 cm x 92 cm)
  • rope (1 cm x 5 m)
  • mono canvas (1.8 m)
  • stainless steel ring (8 cm)
  • stainless steel ring for connecting length (5 cm)
  • hook for connecting stainless steel
  • Black paint for fabric
  • brush painting

Required tools:

  • drill and drill bit (1 cm)
  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • scissors
  • straightedge
  • lighter

Step 1:

Place the fabric on a flat surface and Fold it in half. Measure 7 cm along the top edge measured from the upper right corner and mark. Using a wooden ruler or a ruler, draw a line from the marked places to the lower right corner and cut both halves of the screen. Then spread the canvas.

Step 2:

Fold the top edge of a length of 1.3 cm and iron the fabric on that place. Then, re-fold it and iron again at 1.3 cm. Finally sew the ironed part. Repeat the same process and at the bottom edge.

Step 3:

Turn the fabric 90 degrees so that the longest edge of the fabric is on the left. Fold each corner, a distance of about 4 cm and iron.

Step 4:

Bend once again, in a distance of about 4 cm and iron.

Step 5:

Double sew the fabric along the lower curved edges. Further strengthen the ends of stitches. Repeat on the other side.

Step 6:

Measure and mark 5 cm and 10 cm from both ends of the rack and drill the holes. Sand if there are sharp edges. You can repaint the wood if you want.

Step 7:

Place the canvas on paper, cardboard or other types of protection and create your one side of the canvas. Wait for it to dry, and then, if you wish, you can paint the other side.

Step 8:

Tie a knot on a rope, 5 m long so that there is about 8 cm to the end of the rope. Melt the end of the rope to prevent unwrapping. Pass down through the hole that is closer to the end of the rack and up through the wide end of one side of the canvas, and then pass through the “pocket” to the narrower end of the canvas. Then tie a knot about 8 inches from the first node, and then pass through the pole. Then, pull the rope down through a hole 10 cm away from the other end of the pole. Measure 8 cm from the free end of the rope and tie a loose knot. Pass through another “pocket” screens and up through the last hole on a wooden pole, and then tie a knot with a “tail” of 8 cm. If the parties are not equal, adjust the nodes before you tighten.

Step 9:

Find the center of the rope above the poles and tie a knot with 20 to 25 cm above the node. Attach rings and hang on a hook firmly screwed into the beam on the ceiling or on a tree branch. Test endurance so you’ll be the first dangle on a deck chair, and then sit in it.

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