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45 DIY Hammock Stand and Hammocks to Build This Summer

A backyard is not complete without a place to relax, and any one of these simple, inexpensive DIY hammock stand projects can help provide you with a relaxing retreat of your own.

One weekend of work will enable you to relax in style for many summers to come. Check out these 45 DIY hammock stands we found for you and get starting building your favorite one today.

45 DIY Hammock Stand Projects

1- Sturdy DIY Hammock Stand

If you need a free standing hammock frame that can withstand active children, family pets and support the weight of a healthy adult, check this frame out.

This sturdy DIY hammock stand by instructables can support the weight of a family, plus it can semi-portable and can be moved. Enjoy the backyard with your family and get a little rest in a hammock attached to this tough and sturdy wooden frame.

Step by step detailed plans with a pictorial guide will enable you to build this diy hammock stand in just a few hours. Supplies and tools you need are 8′ decking boards, 4 = 6″ galvanized bolts,2 = 4″ eye bolts, tape measure, circular saw, Cordless drill.

DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: instructables

2- Wooden Stand and DIY Hammock

If you are going to create a homemade hammock like this one by diy.dunnlumber, take time to create a custom hammock to fit in the stand too.

At Second number, we have a free hammock plans that will walk you through the DIY building process of both the stand and the hammock. This sturdy hammock frame is strong enough to support the weight of an adult without buckling in on each end.

The DIY hammock is also strong and easy to create with the free instructions. Start creating something relaxing this weekend and enjoy the summer in your DIY hammock stand and homemade hammock.

DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: diy.dunnlumber

3- TurtleDog DIY Hammock Stand

Build a simple and practical diy hammock stand by hammockforums like we have in this plan with these step by step instructions. Supplies you need are bolts, fender washers, locknuts, snap links, fender washers, locknuts and pressure treated lumber.

TurtleDog DIY Hammock Stand

4- Pole Design DIY Hammock Stand

The instructions on this YouTube video will show you how to build a permanent pole frame for a hammock. It’s a strong and sturdy design that is quick to build. Get started on the building process in the morning and you can be resting in your new DIY Hammock hammock like in this youtube video by the afternoon.

The simple design could also have a roof build on top to keep the sun exposer to a minimum during nap time.

5- Roof Rack DIY Hammock Stand

This DIY hammock stand by imgur goes wherever you go and never has to be unloaded. These hammock stand plans show you how to transform the roof of your car into an ideal location for a folding hammock stand.

The stand is securely attached to the roof rack of a vehicle and folds down flat for easy traveling. Any time and anywhere you need to take a break, your roof rack hammock can be unfolded and ready to use in minutes. Great for camping or road trips.

Roof Rack DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: imgur

6- PVC DIY Hammock

Next we have a unique DIY hammock by instructables that is created from PVC pipe. The PVC pipes are easy to cut to size, and will provide a secure and strong platform on which to stretch out a relax. PVC pipe is maintenance free so it can be left out in all types of weather conditions.


PVC Hammock
Image via: instructables

7- One Tree and One Pole

When you want to place a hammock between two trees in your backyard like this one by seegirlsblog.blogspot but the trees are too far apart, here is an ideal solution. To make this hammock, use one tree and one pole to create a shady retreat under the tree. Attach a couple of brackets to the pole for hanging flower baskets to complete the welcoming oasis.

hammock between two trees in your backyard
Image via: seegirlsblog.blogspot

8- Pergola DIY Hammock Stand

A little shade from the hot summer sun is a nice thing, and this easy pergola hammock stand by dfohome provides some shade. An easy build when you follow these detailed hammock stand plans.

pergola hammock stand
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9- Three-Person DIY Hammock

Enjoy the closeness while still having your own personal hammock with this unique hammock stand design by popularmechanics. One stand, three hammocks, great design for a family or small yard.

pergola hammock stand
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10- Wooden DIY Hammock Stand

These plans will enable you to on how to build an hammock stand by instructables that is both attractive and sturdy. Not too big and not too small, this DIY hammock stand can also easy to move so you can always catch the best light no matter what time of days you get to relax. You may also like to see my other article diy aquarium stand.

Wooden Hammock Stand
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11- Garden Hammock Stand

Build this simple hammock stand by dreamhammock and place it near your garden so you enjoy watching your plants grow. Lay back and enjoy the scenery while you snack on fresh produce from your backyard garden.

Garden Hammock
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12- Free Standing DIY Hammock Stand

Here’s just what a backyard needs to become an inviting retreat – a free standing hammock by hunker. Relax under a shade tree or move the hammock into the sunshine so you get a daily dose of vitamin D from the sun. Cost:$60. Skill Level: Intermediate. Time: 1 day.

Free Standing Hammock
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13- $40 Hammock Stand

Simple design, easy to build and easy on the budget. This sturdy and attractive wooden hammock stand by kellyleighcreates can be built in one afternoon.

$40 Hammock Stand
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14- Shaded 3-Person DIY Hammock Stand

Three people can rest easily in the shade if you build this DIY 3-person hammock stand by theultimatehang.

Shaded 3-Person DIY Hammock Stand
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15- Rocking DIY Hammock Stand

Rest and rock in this unique rocking hammock stand design by instructables. Easy to build, fun to relax in and the rocking motion may help you fall asleep.

Rocking DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: instructables

16- DIY Tripod Hammock Stand

The outdoor beckons to us when there is an inviting hammock with stand awaiting us. Attractive and easy to build, follow these step-by-step pictures to create you own Tripot hammock stand by hammockforums.

DIY Tripod Hammock Stand
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17- Portable Pipe DIY Hammock Stand

Lightweight and easy to move, this portable pipe stand by theultimatehang for a hammock goes where you go. Easy assembly and inexpensive.

Portable Pipe Stand
DIY hammock stand image via: theultimatehang.com

18- DIY Video

Simple design and tutorial video will enable you to build this homemade hammock stand by myoutdoorplans in one afternoon. This model is budget-friendly too, so there will be money leftover for your favorite ice cold beverage.

homemade hammock stand
Image via: myoutdoorplans

19- Shaded Homemade Hammock Stand

This DIY wooden hammock stand by woodarchivist creates a shady hideaway for two. The rounded pergola-style roof over the hammock provides shade and the solid structure is well able to support a hammock built for two.

Shaded Homemade Hammock Stand
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20- Streamlined DIY Hammock Stand

This DIY hammock stand by bunnings is streamlined and narrow so it will fit in a small outdoor space. To make all you need is, circular or handsaw, compound mitre saw, cordless drill, hammer, pencil, measuring tape or ruler.  This homemade hammock stand looks like a high end design and the wood can be painted to match outdoor decor.

Streamlined DIY Hammock Stand
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21- Roofed DIY Hammock Stand

Another pergola-style DIY hammock stand by blackanddecker to give you shade and privacy. Permanent structure will provide your family with years of backyard relaxation. The detachable hammock can be removed and the pergola-style roof can provide shade for a picnic table or play area for small children, making this hammock stand a multi-purpose structure.

Roofed DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: blackanddecker

22- Two Post DIY Hammock

These detailed instructions show you how to make a hammock by h2obungalow from two poles and some concrete. This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a relaxing oasis in your backyard.

Two Post Hammock Stand
Image via: h2obungalow

23- Smiling DIY Hammock Stand

This free standing hammock stand by woodmagazine is curved to look like one gigantic smile. You can’t help but feel relaxed and happy when whiling away the summer hours in the smiling DIY hammock stand. You may also like to see my other article diy gazebo.

smiling DIY hammock stand
Image via: woodmagazine

24- Portable DIY Hammock Stand

Take this DIY hammock stand on youtube anywhere you go. The portable design folds up for compact storage or to fit easily in the back of a vehicle. Sturdy and secure, this wooden hammock stand will last for years.

25- Retractable Cover

This DIY hammock by bushcraftdays design has a retractable cover that will provide shade from sun or protection from a summer rain. This tri-pod wooden portable hammock stand can be folded and taken along on a camping trip.

tri-pod wooden portable hammock stand
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26- 2×4 DIY Hammock Stand

This portable hammock stand by imgur is practical too. Created from 2×4 lumber, it’s inexpensive to build and secure to relax in.

2x4 DIY Hammock Stand
Image via: imgur

Ideas To Make Your Own Durable Hammock

27- Duct Tape DIY Hammock

Duct tape is strong, durable and inexpensive. This DIY hammock by handimania is fashioned by weaving red, white and blue duct tape into a patriotic oblong swing.

Duct Tape DIY Hammock
Image via: handimania

28- Paracord DIY Hammock

Create this tree hammock at instructables by weaving strong, durable paracord into a comfortable hammock.

Easy to roll up and take along with you where the road may lead, this comfortable hammock is tied to two trees to provide a relaxing bed.

Paracord DIY Hammock
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29- Canvas Tree DIY Hammock

Tied between two trees on the bank of a river is a great place for this DIY hammock by themerrythought. Made from durable canvas fabric, this hammock will resist moisture and last for years. You may also like to see my other article homemade fire pits.

Canvas Tree Hammock
Image via: themerrythought

30- Tie Dyed DIY Hammock

Attractive and easy to make, this tie dyed hammock by morenascorner is fun DIY project to do with kids. It also makes a great place for kids to hang out and enjoy the outdoors. Buy a fabric hammock, then follow the tie dye instructions for this idea. The finished portable tree hammock goes wherever you go.

Tie Dyed DIY Hammock
Image via: morenascorner

31- Porch DIY Hammock

Use the wooden support posts of your porch to hold up your DIY hammock like this one by littledogvintage. Easy, fast and inexpensive, the hammock can be quickly taken down and put up as desired. Great for taking a nap on a summer afternoon.

Porch DIY Hammock
Image via: littledogvintage

32- Simple Tree DIY Hammock

Simple design, yet it serves the purpose with style. These instructions show you how to make this simple summer hammock by designsponge that is supported by two trees. Easy, inexpensive and long-lasting relaxation.

 Simple Tree Hammock
Image via: designsponge

33- Grass DIY Hammock

This is an ingenious way to use leftover grass carpeting. Fashion a comfortable and durable DIY hammock like this one by instructables from the grass carpeting. Designed to be weather-proof, the carpeting will last for years and the pile height will provide a comfortable hammock to lounge in.

durable DIY hammock
Image via: instructables

34- DIY Hammock

Discover how to create a DIY hammock and stand like this one by missloviecreations with these step by step instructions that also includes inspiring pictures.

Select a sturdy home decor fabric in your favorite pattern or color to create the hammock. You don’t have to be an expert seamstress, just two small seams on each end of the fabric are all that need to be sewn.

Use a couple of tree straps on each end to secure the homemade hammock to two trees and you are ready to relax. Add come comfortable pillows and a side table and you can spend a summer afternoon relaxing in your hammock under the shade trees.

DIY hammock and stand
DIY Hammock Stand Image via: missloviecreations.blogspot

35- Sail Rope DIY Hammock

Follow this pictorial plan and weave your own DIY hammock like this one by design-milk from sturdy sail rope. You will need two 5-feet long wooden dowels and a skein of sail rope for this easy DIY project.

The wooden dowels keep the hammock open so it’s easy to get in and out of, also to keep it open so two people can enjoy a nap in the homemade hammock.

The weaving is simply a square knot tied in an alternating pattern from one end of the hammock to the other end. The photos make the knot-tying a simple DIY project.

Sail Rope DIY Hammock
Image via: design-milk

36- Add A DIY Hammock

There is space in any room of your home for a simple DIY hammock by camillestyles that is hand-tied or created from home decor fabric. And since it is a DIY project, you can make the hammock in any color you want to fit in with a monochromatic room color.

A DIY hammock can be taken down and put back up when needed, so it will take up almost zero space in the room when not in use. A hammock will increase the seating space and/or sleeping of your home and can be made very cheaply.

37- Foldable Hammock Stand

This wooden hammock stand is easy to build and easy to take with you for a relaxing trip to the beach or cabin. The foldable design also makes this DIY hammock stand by familyhandyman easy to store when winter rolls around.

Follow these detailed instructions and use Douglas fir wood or cedar wood for this DIY project so the hammock frame will last for decades.

Foldable Hammock Stand
Image via: familyhandyman

38- Indoor/Outdoor Hammock Stand

Sturdy and attractive, this free standing hammock can be used indoor or outdoors. The sturdy design makes this DIY project usable for creating extra sleeping space at a summer lake cabin or mountain retreat.

Use these free plans for building this homemade hammock frame by instructables and then enjoy a good rest in it. This comfortable and sturdy design just might become your favorite place to take a nap.

Indoor/Outdoor Hammock Stand
Image via: instructables

39- Cedar DIY Hammock Stand

Cedar is always a great choice of wood for a DIY building project like this one by theownerbuildernetwork. Long lasting, eye-appealing and fragrant, there’s nothing not to like about the cedar wood or the hammock idea.

Image via: theownerbuildernetwork

40- TeePee Style Hammock Stand

Each end of the DIY hammock stand in this youtube video resembles a teepee frame. The 3-pole design provides the frame with solid stability and it will last for years. The frame is lightweight and easy to move when needed.

This informative YouTube video will show you how to build stand so you can relax in your backyard.


41- Metal DIY Hammock Stand

This is a large, solid metal frame that is ideal for constructing in a wooded area where it will be out of the way. The sturdy design would make this a good project to build on a homestead or at a seasonal cabin.

The hammock can be used for relaxing during the day and as a bed at night. Ideal for use as a cozy hideaway when placed in the seclusion of some trees. Easy to follow YouTube instructions will take you through this build from start to finish so you can create this metal stand hammock like in this youtube video for your own personal use.

42- DIY Portable Hammock Stand

Here’s a YouTube video that will show you how to build a Tensahedron hammock frame on youtube that can easily fold up and go wherever you go.

The metal frame is large and sturdy when unfolded, yet small enough to fit into a vehicle when it’s time to pack up and leave. Lightweight construction and easy assembly and disassembly make this a great hammock frame for campers and travelers.

Fold up this portable DIY hammock stand, place it in your vehicle and go wherever the road takes you.

43- Cheap Hammock Stand

A few dollars and a few 2x4s are all that is needed to build a sturdy wooden hammock stand. Follow the instructions of this YouTube video and build yourself a simple, yet supportive, frame for a comfortable hammock for under $35.

The cheap price and easy build will allow you to build more than one of these sturdy hammock stands so no one will take yours away. A relaxing and attractive spot in the backyard will be wanted by the entire family, so you had better build more than one of these cheap hammock stands like in this youtube video so everyone in the family can have their own space.

44- Covered DIY Hammock Stand

We recommend this design to people who like to go car camping and travel light. This covered hammock is lightweight, portable and easy to pack into a car. The cover keeps you dry and covered anytime you want to take a nap while car camping.

Build this DIY hammock stand on youtube so on your next car camping trip you can sleep in a comfortable hammock.

45- DIY Turtledog Hammock Stand

The name is odd but the DIY hammock stand in this youtube video is safe and sturdy. The metal tripod legs support the hammock without the worry of collapse or tip-over.

Quick and easy to fold up so this hammock and stand are portable and ready to go when you are. Follow this detailed YouTube video for easy instructions on how to build a turtledog hammock stand.


Wraping Up!

Read a book, enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face, see the clouds, get a break from your work and relax while you are on camping with these easy to build diy hammock stands and sturdy enough to hold the weight of a healthy one! After going through these diy hammock stands projects we have discussed you can now build your own custom made hammock stand without spending a lot of money on commercially made stands. 

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  1. John Home Stylist

    Awesome hammock stand designs. It seems it is cost efficient and time efficient to make these hammock on by own. ‘ Loved all these designs but One tree and one pole, and rocking stand are my favorites.

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