Hanging your Hammock Indoors
With winter right around the corner it is the perfect time to get your indoor hammock set-up ready. There are several ways you can hang your hammock inside, but we will go over three options.
Option #1: Install hardware into walls
This is a great idea if you have a permanent location you want to hang your hammock, for instance in your bedroom. It will however make two significant holes in your walls. To calculate your best hang, The Ultimate Hang has created a Hammock Hang Calculator. Check it out! He also put together a great post about how to hang your hammock indoors.
To hang your hammock indoors, just follow these steps:
- Find the stud: The easiest way to do this is by using a stud finder. It will beep when you hit the edge of the stud. Then, just measure 3/4″ from the edge of the stud to find the center. You want to be sure you’re in the center of the stud so that the anchor will support your weight.
- Drill into the stud with a 5/16″ drill bit. Go about 3″ deep (or the length of the bolt you are using.)
- Use a 9/16″ wrench to tighten the bolt into the stud through your elbow support.
Option #2: Hammock Stand
This is an excellent option if you are not interested in putting holes in your walls. There are tons of different options out there at a variety of sizes and set up styles. A hammock stand is also great cause you can move it anywhere in your house to hang. Keep it outside in the summer and hang on your patio then move it inside to hammock year round!
Option #3: Use existing area to hang hammock indoors
This option will only work if you have an area suitable to already hang your hammock. For instance an exposed ceiling beam, railing, or post. It is not the easiest option, but it can easily be changed or taken down and it leaves no permanent damage to your walls.
So there you have it, three ways to set up your hammock indoors. Let us know if you give any of these a try. Happy hanging!