Making a Hammock Chair???

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Making a Hammock Chair???

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Post by Polkster13 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:16 pm

I have an ENO ProNest hammock that I am thinking would be a good project to turn into a hammock chair. I have seen hammock chairs for sale and thought this would be a good DIY project. I am thinking I would first make a prototype out of some cheap material like maybe a table cloth to get the dimensions right. Then transfer the dimensions to the hammock and start cutting. Of course I would need to add extra material for hemming.

Anyone else try something like this? Or is this not a good idea?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.



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Post by sarge » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:12 pm

The only input I can give is the first hammock chair I ever saw was one made by Cookie Coon out of the trash compactor bag in his pack strung between two trees about three feet apart.

That boy has some talent, he does.
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Post by Rick TDBT » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:08 am

Hammock chair come with Dutch bling, and a Winter Dream tarp?...lol
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Post by G_Man » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 pm

I love my AHE hammock chair, so I say go for it!! I use mine for breaks on the trail, hanging out at camp, and as a gear hammock soft shackled to my RL. Great piece of kit you'll use often.

If it was me, I'd try to sell the hammock first to fund the purchase of materials...... like Argon or the new Robic from ripstop by the roll.
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Post by Mophead » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:35 pm

Sgt. Rock did an instructional series on an ASS (a simple sling) chair. I prefer it to the typical chair design because it only requires 1 tree. Worth checking out if you're thinking about a chair

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOFR1DjRRw

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Post by gfstanley » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:09 pm

I made a couple last summer out of left over 1.9 ripstop. They each measure about 52" x 28", but a little longer and wider would've been ideal. If you make one, I suggest to make the channel for the bottom about 3" so it could be adjusted to a bushcraft chair using tree limbs.
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Post by Polkster13 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:29 pm

Nice chair. Thanks for the input. This is exactly what I was looking for.

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Post by Scott » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:43 pm

We took a smaller hammock (100" ?) and cut it in two to make a couple gear hammock, hammock chair combos.

Finished it is about 48 long, and 50 wide.


Short trip to Palmetto State Park (lots of trees with very little underbrush) with his troop. Trip report, arrived at 7:30 pm. Hiked a loop of 2.5 miles with a full pack in the dark, then setup camp. In the am, had breakfast, fished for a couple hours catching 2-3" bluegill, then hiked the same 2.5 mile loop with a full pack. Lunch, police camp. Home by 2pm. There were 3 other scout troops at the campground.


He hung his gear in it at night,
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then setup the chair for lunch.
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Post by tangara » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:11 am

Oh, that's great. I have a small hammock I grabbed at a yard sale and the thing was only worth the dollar I paid for it; uncomfortable as all getout. I've been trying to figure out what to turn it into and that looks like a good way to go.

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Post by sarge » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:53 pm

Looks like I may have finally found something I can do with that Crazy Creek hammock I got so long ago----
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Post by Scott » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:09 pm

be sure to post pictures - oh, wait, we will get instructional video and commentary along the way. Good stuff! Looking forward to your impressions.

Angle and strap length seem to play a BIG role in comfort of the chairs. MUCH better than rocks or trees however you look at it.
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