How to Hang a Hammock Chair Outdoors – A Beginners Guide
Hammock chairs provide stress relief wherever they’re set-up – indoors near air conditioning when work is stressful, outdoors under trees during hot summer days where relaxing sounds rejuvenate as well as cools off tired muscles after working hard around yard projects too long without rest breaks. The possibilities are endless and always offer changes of scenery.
Hanging area for outdoor hammock chair
Hanging a hammock is easier said than done. The first thing you need to do before hanging it up on the tree, make sure that your location has enough space for this activity – at least 15 feet (5 meters) of vertical clearance! Next, pick a spot with 6-8 ft from ground to hang point and have 1.4 m between branch points when suspending the rope over them; also check if there are any branches close by so they don’t swing into each other as people get in or out of their suspended bedding after long day’s work.
Trees are beautiful, and they offer a great space to relax. A hammock chair can be hung up on an overhead beam in your gazebo or even from the porch railing for a quick bedtime nap! To hang it securely so you don’t keep falling out of it, follow these steps:
Oak and maple trees are great hardwood to use for your hammock chair. Make sure you check branches nearby the trunk because if there is any splitting or a worn point, don’t take it! Measure between 6-8 inches with a tape measure around the diameter of your branch before cutting off one side so that when hung on an overhead beam in a gazebo or porch area, it’s close enough to ground level but not too low as this can cause injury from people hitting their head.
With your rope in hand, find a tree branch or beam to tie it onto. Once you have done this, throw the end of the line over twice and spread out across on top so that all weight is distributed equally. This will help prevent pressure from settling at any one point too much which could cause breaks later down the road!
Tie the hammock’s rope ends through a reinforced loop at the end of your hanging chair mechanism. Then, hold both ends in one hand and grasp onto the other side with another to keep it tight while sliding up towards you.
One way to tie a rope around an object is by forming two loops. The first loop should be made below the branch and then passed through as so it creates another small loop beneath the branch, this one on your left side instead of right. After that you’ll take your other line behind both lines in front of it (the ones holding up the branches) and push back towards yourself with them wrapped together while pulling tight at last moment before letting go all tension from either end until they’re loose again.
Knotting ropes can seem like hard work when trying to do something for long periods such as tying things down or securing objects but by following these steps will make everything much easier!
Test the weight of your hammock chair gradually. Yank on it; use sufficient force to assess its strength If you can, add more weight – like a stack or hefty books and several hand weights. Try putting about 20 kg on the stool. After that, try sitting lightly in it yourself —or have someone else sit instead for some added pressure—slowly easing onto the seat until they’re fully seated if all still holds well then there’s no issue with stability!