A hammock stand is what makes a hammock. Without a stand you can only hang a hammock between to strong objects such as tress. Hammock stands not only provide different levels of strength and stability but they can also be pleasing to the eye. There are many different types of hammock stands available. Many discount hammock swings tend to come with stands that are of lower quality. Some stands are more durable than others, so be sure to get the stand that fits your needs.
Let’s begin with the most basic stand, the wood hammock swings stand. Wood stands can tend to be a bit heavy, so they work best when the hammock will not be moved around that much. Like anything else made from wood, unless it is made of treated wood, it needs to be sealed or stained on a regular basis. If you don’t seal or stain your stand, then it is possible that the wood can warp or rot which can weaken your hammock and possibly cause injury if it were to collapse while someone was lying in it. Staining a wood hammock stand not only preserves the wood, but it can add that touch of elegance in your back yard.
If wood stands are too much work for you, then you might try looking at a metal stand. Metal stands do not require the amount of care as wood stands do, but if the stand is not made from stainless steel metal, it is possible that the stand could rust. Cheap hammock swings are more often to be packaged with non stainless steel stands, so be sure to store them somewhere dry when not in use. Only quality hammock swings usually come with stainless steel stands, so make sure to ask before you buy. Many outdoor hammock swings that are portable often come with collapsible stands usually made of metal. These stands can fold up and be put into a bag so that you can take your hammock stand with you. Portable hammocks are great for taking it to the beach or on vacation with you.
Some lower quality hammock stands can come with plastic stands. These hammocks can usually support a real low weight, so don’t get one if you want it to support a larger person. Plastic is very easy to care for, but doesn’t provide the strength that is needed.
To keep your hammock around for years, you need to choose a hammock stand that will fit the environment that you will be utilizing your hammock in. You also need to provide the care necessary to the stand if it requires it.
Today we celebrate Father’s Day by giving Daddy a new hammock. After our home church service, we grill burgers with our friends and make Daddy a special pizza cake. Daddy puts together his new hammock and takes a nice long nap. (Papa Gary comes over and takes a nap, too!) We end the day with a bike ride- Daddy got all the bikes fixed up for the season on the day before Father’s Day.
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