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How to Install an Indoor Hammock

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


When we think of hammocks, I bet most of us imagine ourselves lying outside, ‘laxing on the beach without a care in the world. However, we live in a world dictated by the 9 to 5 grind, and most of us just don’t have the time to just relax…


So, how do you celebrate this auspicious occasion? You celebrate by relaxing in a hammock of course, and if you don’t have the space for a nice outdoor hammock, we have a complete guide to help you get that beautiful, and often envied, indoor hammock!

To set up a hammock indoors, you will either need to buy or build wall hooks, or use a custom hammock stand.

To hang a hammock indoors using wall hooks, here are the steps to follow:


You’ll need…

2 Lag hooks
2 wood planks (2”x4”)Some drywall screws
A drill and, of course
A hammock.( If you don’t already have one that you’ve been using inside, you can buy a hammock from REI or Amazon).

1.  Cut the 2x4s to size (around 20” should work in most cases) and drill the plot holes into the 2x4s for the lag hooks. It’s best to measure them out before beginning. (You can also dress up the lumber with wood finish or just paint on it with whatever pattern speaks to you.)

2. Decide how high you want your hammock to hang and how far the ends will be from each other. Once you’ve decided all of this, screw your lag hooks into the 2×4 (which will be your hangers) and then screw the hangers into the wall horizontally.  Spread the screws apart when doing this so you don’t weaken the wood too much.

3. Last but not least, hang up the hammock and you’re done! Don’t just hop in it, though. Make sure you test out the hammock. You don’t want to sit in it and then suddenly you’re on the ground.

(For further information on how to do this, you can see this handy dandy DIY Wall hooks Guide.)

If you’re looking to have an indoor hammock but feel better having a professional do it, then contact TalkLocal and we’ll set you up with the handyman who will get that hammock up and swinging so you can celebrate Hammock Day the way you’re meant to.

Happy Hammock Day from TalkLocal!