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DIY Hammock Chair

By: Wendy for So You Think You Can Craft
DIY Hammock Chair
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Chill out on your porch in your DIY Hammock Chair on a nice summer day. This DIY rope hammock project produces cool, useful furniture for your outdoor space. You'll love reading a book or taking a nap in your handmade hammock chair. Choose a fabric that matches your porch decor, and learn how to make a hammock from this tutorial. This chair is comfortable and unique. You'll be proud that you created a useful piece of furniture. Hang this chair outside and you'll have your own relaxing spot to hang out.

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts



You probably didn’t know these unexpected facts about this modern lounge equipment. Hammocks were first documented in the West Indies being used by Native Americans. The word “hammock” came from an indigenous language of Haiti which meant fishing net. However, these hammocks weren’t used for leisure back then as they are today. They were a major source of protection from disease, preventing bugs from getting on the natives as they slept. As time moved forward and Christopher Columbus made his famous trek to the New World, the hammock was one of the treasures he brought back with him to Europe. From there, the hammock became a useful military item, especially for naval ships. Sailors would use hammocks as beds in the lower decks of a ship. Of course, today they are used as a place of leisure in the sun, but I’ll bet you’re pretty happy you don’t have to sleep in one every night!


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I used to own a huge hammock and it was the most comfortable thing I ever rested in! So making this project will be time and effort well spent! I love the colors used in the photo sample and using a waterproof fabric means you can risk leaving it out now and then if you have to, but it is always good to have quick retrieving S hooks for a real cloudburst! Love this idea, so relaxing and inviting! Thanks for a great project!

Hammocks are actually super comfy. If you sleep in one all night, you won't move around like you do in a bed because there are no pressure points that make you uncomfortable. You might wake up a little stiff because you haven't moved in 8 hours, but you will have slept really deeply!

Wow this is amazing,very nice,I am going to try this.Thank you for sharing. Excellent-10


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