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How To Hang a Hammock Properly

Choosing a Location
With the variety of hammock styles available today, you should be able to find one to fit virtually any spot in or outside your home. Although traditionally hung between two trees, you can also hang a hammock between posts set in the ground, on a porch, on a hammock stand and from a ceiling beam.

Make certain that any trees, posts or beams that you plan to use are strong enough to support the extra weight. We recommend trees or posts be a minimum of 6" (15 cm) in diameter or 4" x 6" (10 cm x 15 cm) in size. Do not use wood supports which are cracked, split or rotten or which are too soft to properly hold the screw hooks. For outdoor use, we recommend you use treated lumber or types resistant to rot. If using posts, they should be at least 2 feet deep into the ground, deeper if you have sandy soil. Simply dig the hole, place post in hole, fill with cement and let dry completely.

How to hang a hammock using hammock hooks

1. Drill a 3/16" (0.5 cm) or smaller starter hole where you want your hooks. If you don't have a drill you can use a hammer and nail.

2. Screw the hammock hooks into the pilot holes. Be sure to set the screw deep enough that the eye is against the wood, but do not over-tighten the screw or allow the hook assembly or eye screw to be twisted or bent. Install screw hooks only on side of the tree or post facing the hammock. Your hammock should not pull sideways on the hook.

Hammock hanging instructions
Use one or two lengths chain and S-hooks as necessary to reach between the hammock and the hooks. See Illustration. It is normal for your new hammock to stretch considerably when it is new, especially if it is made of cotton. As it stretches out to its full length take up the slack in the chain. Do not wrap chain around the hook. Do not allow chain to become twisted between the hook assembly and the ring of the hammock. Either of these conditions may damage or weaken chain. 


Avoid stretching your hammock too tightly as this greatly increases the load on the hardware and supports. Ensure that the angle of the chain is at least 25 degrees when the hammock is in use.


We'd Love To Hear From You!
Your comments and suggestions are welcome! If you have discovered some "tricks" that make for a better hammocking experience, let us know! Maybe we will post your ideas on this website! Email us at



It's easiest to hang your hammock in a space at least 1 foot (30 cm) longer than the overall length of the hammock. For example, a 10' hammock requires two posts or trees 11' apart.


The screw hook should be mounted anywhere from 5 to 6 feet (1.5 m to 1.8 m) above the ground. You may wish to hang it higher or lower depending on the distance between your supports and on your personal preference.

If you have less space, or the hammock is sitting too low to the ground, try raising the hooks and hanging the hammock higher. If the hammock seems to tight, or too high, attach a length of chain between the Screw Hook and the S Hook (see photo below).

Hammock Care Instructions

As with most products, the time a hammock will last is dependent upon its care and treatment. If you wish to leave a hammock outside in the elements all year, we recommend a fabric or polyester rope hammock. Other types are fine during the summer, however for users North of the 24th Parallel, we would suggest that they be taken down during periods of prolonged rain or snow! All hammocks will last longer if you take them down during severe weather and limit the time they are exposed to the sun.

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