Materials to make a Portable Hammock Stand:
- SCH-40 PVP Pipe (10 ft of 1″ diameter pipe and 10 ft of 1 and 1/4″ diameter pipe)
- 50 ft long Paracord
- Two screws (each of 1/2″ diameter)
- Aluminium angle (48″*1/8″*3/4″)
All of these materials cost around a total of $20.
Tools used to make a portable hammock stand:
- Pocket Knife
- Power drill (With a 3/8″ bit)
- Permanent Market
- Round file.
Step by Step procedure to make a Portable Hammock Stand:
- The first step of building a portable hammock stand includes making or buying aluminium stakes. One can either get them from any gear store or make them on their own, but they should at least be of 10″ long for convenience.
- Measure the 1 and 1/4″ diameter pipe and divide it into four different sections and mark each section of 27″ long. Now, take a paper and cut it into pieces. Wrap it around the pipe indicating the sections. Use a hacksaw and cut the pipe along these lines. Repeat the same procedure with the 1″ diameter pipe.
- Once you’re done, take a paper and fold it into the PVC pipe to make the angle cut. Wrap the folded paper around the section of the 5/4″ diameter pipe and make sure that one corner is at the pipe edge. Mark the guidelines with the marker.
- Align your blade along the guide mark and cut to the other side starting from the edge. Don’t follow the line around the pipe entirely and file all the edges that are cut. With the longer end of the bigger diameter pipe facing down, make a 131/2″ inch mark from the end and make a second angle cut.
- Repeat the same procedure on the second pipe and secure the screw at the guiding mark. Don’t add a screw on the other side as they act as internal connectors to the larger pipes.
- Now, on each of the section of the non-cut pipe, mark by measuring around 11/2″ down from the flat edge. Drill a hole through a single side and then check if the drill bit has been angled or not perpendicularly before you start drilling on the next side.
- Smoothen these edges of the holes with the help of the round file or the knife. Cut a 50 ft length of the Paracord into two different sections, each of 25 ft. Prevent all kinds of fraying by melting the edges with the help of lighter.
- After melting, find the centre of each section and then feed these loops into the holes that are drilled at the top sides of the pipes. Tie a 8 bight knot to create a steady loop.
- Tie another knot of the same kind on the opposite side to make sure that the cord doesn’t slip. Repeat the same procedure with the same cord and pipe.
- At the end, leave a tail of 1 ft long and tie different knots. The loops that are made at the cut ends should be of 4″ inch long.