​How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

Posted by Steven Barnhart on 7th Nov 2014

How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

When you are hanging a hammock inside your home it is very important that you select an area that will support the weight of all the people that may be in it. 

Once the weight capacity of the hammock is determined then the next thing you need to consider is the weight capacity of the support structure you will be using.

Ideally if you can find a beam that will support the extra weight it would be perfect, however if that is not possible you may want to use a hammock stand instead of suspending it from the ceiling.

Another option is if you are handy and have access to your attic space then you may be able to add extra support for the rafter you may be using to ensure that it will not fail. 

There are pre-made devices at your local home supply store that will be able to handle that task.

Dialing In The Hammock Suspension System

Once you have established the area to hang it from and it has been determined it can handle the extra burden the next order of business would be selecting the right rope and adapter assembly.

The best solution for a suspension system is one that will allow you to easily lengthen or shorten your rope so you can get the proper sag in the middle of your hammock for maximum comfort. 

Depending on the type you have that sag may vary, if your hammock has a spreader bar then more than likely it will need to be taut.

Whereas a cotton type will require a dip in the middle, visualize a banana and start from there and adjust to your comfort level.

One of the major advantages of a hammock indoors is it can be taken down easily or just as fast be hung back up for a relaxing experience.

Note: The adapters used in this video can be found on the accessories page  here.