There are several reasons why you would not want to drill holes in your walls or ceilings. For one, you could be inept with mechanical devices, like I am. Once, I did try using a drill and ended up puncturing a water pipe inside the wall. The stream that gushed out was quite a sight to see.
You also might not have a drill handy and do not want to purchase one just for the sake of hanging a hammock. You might even live in a rental where making alterations is prohibited.
Whatever your reasons may be, and you still want to enjoy lulling inside a hammock, the ways listed below will let you hang a hammock without any machinery.
How You Can Hang a Hammock Inside Without Drilling
A factor you need to keep in mind is that a hammock will take up a lot of area, including additional space at the sides for swinging. You do not want to crash into a table or a wall.
Secondly, you will need to decide the size of your hammock. This aspect can also correlate with the location you place it in. If you have ample space, go for any hammock you desire. However, with limited space, you will need to find an appropriately sized hammock.
Finally, there is the style of a hammock. You can go for cloth-based ones, net-based, or ones made of polyester ropes. They can either be the standard hanging style, or one that is a chair style. These selections all depend on your preference.
Once you have chosen your hammock, they can be hung in the following ways:
When you are purchasing a hammock, many times, a stand will already be included. However, if you have purchased one without a stand, you can separately buy it too. Make sure you know the exact dimensions of your hammock so that the stand you buy will be a perfect fit.
If you are worried that the stand is not sturdy enough to hold the weight of a person, fret not, stands can hold up to 350kgs, depending on the kind you get. On average, they will carry about 220kgs. They will most definitely be durable enough to support both you and the hammock.
With regards to assembling the stand, clear instructions will be provided to you along with the pieces required. You will not need any power tools, just basic cranking of nuts and bolts. There are no intricate pieces or complicated steps that would hinder the stand construction.
Once all of the parts are joined together, you can easily hang your hammock from it. Make sure you have another helping hand for the hanging process. You can do it alone as well, but the hanging will be tauter with two people. In case the hammock is too long or short for the stand, you can adjust it using extender chains.
There are certain benefits of using a hammock stand. It can be quickly assembled with ease. Since it is movable, you can change its location to any place inside the house. Most stands come in many different varieties and can be adjusted for many types of hammocks. A disadvantage, however, is that stands take up a lot of space wherever you position them.
Vertical Posts or Columns
For this idea to work, there needs to be standing beams present inside your home. These beams also need to be at an adequate distance that hanging a hammock is possible. Also, ensure that the columns are solid; otherwise, they might collapse with the weight.
All you will need to hang your hammock is a tree strap that you would use for securing a hammock outside. These are available at very affordable prices and are even quicker to set up as compared to a stand. Think of the strap as a belt. All you need to do is circle it around the beam and secure it inside the loop. Pull the strap till it is adequately tightened and attach a carabiner through one of the loops. All that is left is to join the hammock through the carabiner.
A point you should keep in mind is that you need to test whether the strap will slide down before attaching the hammock. Since a tree bark is rough, the belt settles itself in the grooves. On a smooth post, there are chances of slippage. At most, you will need to make notches in the beam for the strap to be secure.
The benefit of using a tree strap is that it is effortlessly set-up and will hold a considerable amount of weight. Plus, if beams are already present inside your house, you do not require a stand. There are certain drawbacks as well, as the distance between your columns might be too much or too little. This distance will either make the hammock too rigid, or too saggy. And obviously, a major disadvantage is that this procedure will not work without posts indoors.
Will you be able to use a strong glue to hang a hammock on the ceiling?
Superglue could possibly support the weight of the hammock, but no matter how strong the glue or tape might be, it will not hold your weight. The chances are very high that either the rope will tear or a piece of your plaster ceiling will come crashing down. I really would not advise this unless you want to fall off the hammock and potentially ruin your roof.
What are the safety considerations you should keep in mind?
When assembling the hammock stand, make sure the screws are tight, and the frame will hold shape.
When looping the tree strap, pull it as hard as you can, so there is no chance of it sliding down when you attempt to lie in the hammock.
Before using the hammock, test it by adding on some significant weight to see if it will remain stable.
Do not swing too hard that you damage the stand or your beams.
As compared to drilling, a stand or a strap are the easier options. It will take less effort, and you will be able to enjoy your hammock quicker. So, once you are done with the hanging procedure, grab a chilly drink along with a blanket, and relax inside the hammock.