Have you ever seen the television shows where the dad goes in the backyard and lays out in the hammock? Has that ever made you wish that you could have one? If so, then wish no more because you are about to find out how to make one of your very own.
You can buy one at the store if you like and hang it between two trees or posts in your yard or you can weave your own by taking 2 welded brass or steel rings measuring 2-3 inches, 2 pounds of a type of twine called seine with a thickness between 40 and 46, a ¾ to 1 ½ inch by 12 inch gauge stick, 2 1 ½ inch by 1 ½ inch by 33 inch hardwood bars as well as a netting shuttle. You will be able to use lark’s head, plain overhand, weaver’s and half hitch knots in the making of your hammock.
Once you are done you will have the opportunity to not only lounge in the comfort of your own back yard but will also have the ability to take pride in the fact that you made your hammock by yourself.