I've been daydreaming about having a hammock since we moved to the country. And today was the day! We hung up a hammock for me in the backyard.
The hammock I purchased is from Wish. I can't give a direct link because of how Wish is set-up, but it was called "Parachute Double Hammock Hanging Bed." There are tons of options to choose from. It appears to be very durable and came with two straps if you choose to hang your hammock in different locations.
Since I just plan to hang up the hammock at home for use, we chose a more permanent option by screwing hardware into our trees.
Here's what you need:
First, we measured how high up we wanted the hammock to hang. I read that five feet was a good place to start. Because I am short and we will have small nieces/nephews crawling up into it, we went just under five feet at 56.5 inches. I used the screw eye to make marks on the trees.
My strong husband was able to help me, so I did not need to drill a pilot hole for the screw eyes! He got the screw eye started and I finished it up by using the second screw eye for leverage.
Because the hammock I purchased had carabiners on each end, we simply clipped them into place on the screw eyes! If yours doesn't, you could use the rope at each end and connect to a heavy duty s-hook that you hook into the screw eye.
And there you have it! How to hang a hammock. There are a million different ways to do it, but this is our DIY solution.