How to Hang a Hammock in a Bedroom

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When most people imagine time spent in a hammock, they envision themselves lounging between palm trees in an exotic country with a tasty beverage in hand, but there is no reason that you can't channel that same relaxation in your bedroom at home. Luckily, all it takes to hang a hammock in your bedroom are a few basic tools and a little time, and you'll be on your way to a new experience of relaxation in short order.

Things You'll Need

  • Electronic stud finder
  • Tape measure
  • Power drill
  • 2 wall hooks
  • Choose where to hang your hammock, keeping in mind that a corner is best. A place where the hammock can hang and swing freely will give you the best results. It is also recommended that you hang the hammock about six feet from the ground, to allow for any stretching once you climb inside.

  • Find a stud on each wall of the corner you have chosen, using your electronic stud finder. Ideally, the two studs will be 12 to 15 feet apart, although as few as 8 is okay. Mark the center of each wall stud with a pencil, making sure they are each 6 feet from the ground.

  • Drill a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the wall hook screws, directly on top of each of the two marks you made.

  • Screw one wall hook into each hole. Turn them so that the hooks are left opening upward.

  • Hang your hammock from the hooks, make a frosty beverage, and relax.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have exposed beams in your home, you can skip the stud finder and hang your wall hooks directly from the centers of two beams.
  • A free-standing hammock frame can be placed wherever you want it and moved when you choose.
  • Always exercise caution when using power tools.
  • If you cannot find studs where you want to hang your hammock, do not simply screw hooks into the drywall. Seek advice from a local hardware professional on how to safely hang your hammock from drywall or masonry.

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