People are passionate about hanging a hammock as it can be part of your relaxation. You can hang hammock both indoors and outdoors. Having a hammock outdoors is the best way to have privileges.
But it doesn’t mean you can have one if you don’t own a lawn or land attached to the house. It would help if you were here with the question of how to hang a hammock indoors. Well, in that regard, I’ll be describing the pretty easy way of hanging a hammock indoors.
Now Learn how to hang a hammock indoors step by step
Things you’ll need:
- Measuring tape
- 1/16” &1/4” drill bits
- 2 2”-long 5/6-threaded eyelets
- Stud finder
1. Choose the place for hanging the hammock
The very first task would be choosing the spot for hanging the hammock. And remember, the first step is always the most difficult one.
Once you’ve selected the place, measure or know the length of your hammock. The two points you found should be facing each other without any obstacle between them.
If the walls of the room you choose are close enough, you can go for parallel walls. Normally that doesn’t happen, and the solution for that is to choose two perpendicular walls. That means you are choosing a corner of the room.
These spots aren’t the ultimate place for hanging the hammock. Rather they’re the references.
Where ever you choose the spot, it must be 4 feet above the floor.
2. Looking for the studs
For this step, you require a stud finder. So, be sure to have one. With the stud finder, sweep slowly across the room’s wall until you find an edge of the stud. Once you found it mark it down.
How to know that you found it? The finder will light up or beep once it gets an edge of the stud.
3. Marking the edge of the stud
Now, start swiping the finder from the other direction of the wall till you get the other edge of the stud and mark it down as well.
4. Check up
Take a ruler and measure the two marks on the wall. If the distance between the two marks isn’t 1.5″, then it’s not the stud you are looking for. Unfortunately, you have to try again till you get something like that.
5. get the center
The center point of the two marks should be at ¾ of one inch apart from each mark. So, measure that ¾” of one inch from one of the two marks and point as X.
This X is your stud’s center
Repeat this marking process till you get to the center of them both
6. Drilling pilot hole
For this, you’ll need a 1/16” drill. Using that drill bit, drill the hole measuring at least two inches straight into your marked spot on the wall.
7. Expansion of the hole
Now, again drill into those pilot holes using a ¼” drill bit with a motive to expand them.
Apply these drilling and expanding steps for both marked studs.
8. Mounting the eyelets
Now you have to screw eyelet into those holes. The eyelet you use should have a measurement of 5/16 threaded. Start it by hand at the beginning to place it correctly.
9. Use of screwdriver
When you feel that your strength has met its limit and you can’t force anymore to tighten the screw, pick your screwdriver. Well, you are not going to use the screwdriver as you use it.
Insert the screw drive through the eyelid and make it useful as a lever. In this way, the screwdriver will provide you enough leverage, and the eyelet will get fit into the hole perfectly.
Follow the step for both studs
10. Mounting the hammock
By now, your eyelet should be secured and safe to take the weight as your hammock can.
If your hammock provides clips with its end, then clip it with the eyelets.
All stud finders aren’t the same. The ones used here do beep or light up. Your one can operate differently. Please go through the manual of your tool to know how does it react upon finding the stud.
If you aren’t able to mount those eyelets into the studs, logically, it wouldn’t support your weight. As a result, the mounting can rip out of the room’s wall, and you can fell. Due to that ripping, substantial damage to the wall can also take place.
It sounds funny, but what I do is for the first week or one to two days, I lay something soft like foam or pillows underneath the hammock. So, that even if it falls, I won’t get hurt. I guess that’s a very safe precaution to test the hammock.
Is hanging hammock indoors safe?
Hanging hammocks on ceilings or between walls is dangerous, and it should be known to you. Under any circumstances, you shouldn’t consider hanging a hammock on drywall alone. That’s the very reason I discuss the stud finding process. Find the stud properly with the mentioned checkup process and set the eyelet in the absolute place.
Are wall studs enough to hold the hammock?
Your hammock probably comes with instructions according to its length. Go through that before you mount.
You can suspend a hammock between two ceiling joists, two wall mounts, or from a ceiling joist to a wall stud. Most of the hammocks have ropes or fabric, and hanging guidelines come with them.
What to do if I don’t want to damage or drill the wall?
Go for a hammock stand. It’s the most obvious & easiest way to hang a hammock without drilling the wall.
Many hammocks come to withstand. Purchase that kind of hammock if you don’t intend to damage the wall. Or else you can buy the stand separately. While buying the stand, check that your hammock fits well on that stand.
What should be the exact height to hang a hammock?
Consider two heights off the ground for hanging two different types of hammocks.
For hammocks having spreader bars, the average vertical distance from the ground should be 4 to 5 feet or 1.25 to 1.5 meters.
The ground’s optimum vertical distance should be 6 to 8 feet or 1.8 to 2.4 meters for hammocks with no spreader bars.
By now, you know how to hang hammocks indoors, and it’s not that difficult. All you need is to be careful that you’ve done these simple steps correctly. Maintain drilling the proper stud spot, check it up, find the center, and that’s it. You can go for a ready-made hammock with a stand or purchase a stand separately for not being willing to drill the wall.