Hammock chairs are some of the best DIY projects to make because you can thoroughly enjoy them afterward. They have a distinct DIY quality to them that will really challenge you. It’s also an excellent thing to DIY since there are lots of tutorials available online.
However, a lot of people don’t have anywhere to suspend their hammock chairs to. It’s either you don’t have any overhead beams in your backyard or you can’t drill holes into your ceiling. This might stop some people from having their own hammock chairs at home, but for those who really want one, a standing one can be an option.
For a standing hammock chair, you have two options:
Store-bought Standing Hammock Chair
The best thing about hammock chairs is their availability. You can purchase a wide variety of them from outdoors and gears stores as well as specialty retailers. This makes it a lot easier for you to have one at home if you’re worried that a homemade one might not be strong enough to carry your weight.
This proves the same for a standing hammock chair. You can buy a complete unit of a standing hammock chair from select retailers and call it a day. Often made from metal or wood, all you’ll need to do is assemble the frame and you can instantly use it.
To assemble a standing hammock chair’s frame, you’ll need to read the instructions carefully from the leaflet that will come with your package. You’ll most likely need some bolts and screws to get this done. Some will even come with the necessary tool you need to put the unit together.
DIY Standing Hammock Chair
If you’re decided on DIYing a hammock chair, though, you can also create a stand from scratch. There are tons of different designs that you can go for. Most are very basic while others may require some craftsmanship.
For an easy hammock chair stand, you can try these two methods:
Concrete base stand
- Two small buckets that are at least 10 to 12 inches tall and about 15 inches in diameter
- Two 6 by 6 wood posts that are about six feet long
- Two 2 by 4 wood beams that are about four feet long
- Power drill
- Large screws
Pour concrete mix into the small buckets, be careful not to fill them. Place the two 6 x 6 wood posts in each bucket and leave them to dry. These will be the base of your hammock chair stand.
Once dry, attach the two 2 by 4 wood beams on top of the two posts horizontally with the power drill and screws. This will be your overhead beam where you can wrap around the suspension for the hammock chair.
If you don’t want to have buckets as base, you can also use other materials or even dig holes in your backyard to hold the concrete as it dries. You can even remove the bucket once the concrete is already solid. Painting over the frame is optional.
Metal pipe stand
- Four 24-inch pipes
- Three 72-inch pipes
- Two 90-degree elbow joints
- Four end caps
- Two T-joints
Note: Pipes that are over an inch in diameter are better options for a hammock chair stand as they can carry more weight. Essentially, the bigger, the better in this case, but the thickest pipes can be quite pricey so choose accordingly. Also, make sure to pick caps and joints that are compatible with the pipes in terms of size.
Put the frame together by attaching the T-joints to two of the 24-inch pipes to make the feet. Attach the end caps to all of the exposed pipe ends to make them safer and give them a more polished look.
Once your feet are completed, attach the 72-inch pipes onto the T-joints to make the legs. Attach the elbow joints on top of each leg and then attach the last 72-inch pipe to complete the frame.
These are just two of the easiest methods to make your own hammock chair stands. If you want other designs, a lot more are available online. Some may be more complicated than others so make sure to read the instructions thoroughly first before buying the supplies needed.