Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A New Idea for Hammock Frames

Hammocks are one of those things that pop in your head when you think about relaxing. The days where you want to read a good book but also enjoy the weather, a hammock comes in very handy. The hammock itself is important; however, frames are an equally important part of this particular patio piece. Sometimes you may need to think outside the box to bring the whole yard together.

Before you can relax though, you have to setup your hammock. After you have chosen the right place for the hammock to reside, you need to know if additional hardware is necessary to put it all together. This can include the hammock frame, additional rope, screws, pillows, and covers. If you need to use a frame, there will be assembly required. When it is purchased, you would be able to choose whatever color will match your outside patio area. If you have trees and decide to go with ropes to hold your hammock, the ropes usually come in white but you could always dye them if you so choose.

Now, here's a new idea... If you have children, and they are all grown up then you can use my idea for your hammock. When the kids were little, they had a swing set. Now that they no longer use the swing set, change it into something useful like a hammock frame. Most of the time the swing sets are cemented into the ground to prevent them from falling over while your children were playing on them. Digging up these cement blocks can be time-consuming. Instead of creating four large holes in your yard and going through the energy to dig up the underground cement, just leave it there and turn it into a valuable piece of patio furniture.

There are several options to use the swing set frame for your hammock. You can attach the hammock to the middle bars using the hammock bar and some good strong hooks. There is also the option of tying them to the bars with rope. If that makes the hammock to low, then you could always tie the ends to the A-frame part of the swing set frame above the middle bar. Now if that is still too low, there is always the top bar that could be used to hold your hammock even higher off the ground.

Any way you look at it, you will have put a new use to an old frame. If you so choose, you can repaint the frame with good quality rust proof paint to match your new hammock. Another decorating idea is to add silk flowers to your frame. By adding flowers, you can coordinate the colors to match your hammock, garden or other outside patio furniture. This will help connect all points of your backyard area, and create a cozy relaxation area for you to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Yes you are right hammocks are the best alternative of traditional beds for sleeping. Hammock will provide you great deal of relaxation and comfortableness while sleeping or lying on a hammock. Just hang a hammock using two separate points and relax.
    hammock frames

    ReplyDelete