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How to attach a hammock to a wall

Updated April 17, 2017

If you don't have the climate to allow you to spend day after day lazing outdoors in your hammock, why not hang it indoors? Before you start, consider where you want to position your hammock. It shouldn't be hung too tight or too slack; according to The Mexican Hammock Company, hammock handles should be around 3.3 m apart and 1.8 m high to achieve a comfortable, relaxed curve. This may mean hanging a hammock diagonally across a room. Look at all your options to get the very best out of your hammock.

Plasterboard wall

Tap the wall to find a stud, or use an electronic stud finder if you have one. The weight of your hammock must be supported by a wall stud to make it safe.

Hammer a small nail into the wall to make sure you are right on a stud.

Hammer a nail either side of the first one to help you find the centre of the stud. If you have moved off the stud, the nail will go into the wall much easier and quicker.

Attach a 6 to 7 mm drill bit to your power drill and drill a small pilot hole. Screw a welded screw eye into the hole.

Attach a carbine clip to the loop at one end of your hammock. Clip the carbine clip to the screw eye.

Repeat the process for the other end of your hammock.

Brick, concrete or stone wall

Attach a 4 to 6 mm masonry drill bit to your drill. Drill a small pilot hole into the wall.

Attach a 16 mm drill bit to your drill and enlarge the pilot hole.

Tap a rawlhook into the hole and turn it until it is as tight as it can be.

Attach a carbine clip to the loop at one end of your hammock. Clip the carbine clip to the rawlhook on the wall.

Repeat the process for the other end of your hammock.

Tip

Before using your hammock, sit on it and bounce a little. Recheck the bolt and retighten if necessary.

Unclip the spring links whenever you want to take your hammock down.

Things You'll Need

  • Electronic stud finder (optional)
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Power drill
  • 6 to 7 mm drill bit
  • Welded screw eyes
  • Carbine clips
  • 16 mm drill bit
  • 4 to 6 mm drill bit
  • Heavy-duty rawlhooks
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About the Author

C. Giles is a writer with an MA (Hons) in English literature and a post-graduate diploma in law. Her work has been published in several publications, both online and offline, including "The Herald," "The Big Issue" and "Daily Record."