19563Re: Is 1 stud enough?
- Nov 23, 2008Hi, J.A.-
I'm not a carpenter, "nor do I play one on TV..." <w>
Could the hammock hanging conundrum be solved in a more aestheticly-pleasing
manner described next?
Choose load-bearing walls. Install a pair (opposite each other) of wooden
shelves with aprons at a height that works for the hammock. Hide a steel
plate behind the apron, if necessary. Install carriage bolts through the
aprons into 2 or 3 studs, passing as well through the steel plates. Plug
the holes to cover the bolts. Install eye bolts in the placements of
choice, and some "Shaker pegs." Place knick-knacks, books, hiking
memorabelia/gear on shelves and decorative or functional items on pegs. If
the hammock is taken down for any reason, just hang something over the eye
bolts for camoflage.
I THINK this would spread out the load when the hammock is used. If
load-bearing walls are not available to this project, I would be looking at
maybe installing a vertical floor to ceiling component that could attach to
the ceiling and floor and be made decorative.
Is this at all workable, in your professional opinion?
Re: Is 1 stud enough?
Posted by: "j.a. tackett" conifir1@... conifir1
Date: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:53 am ((PST))
being a carpenter of 30 plus years.....you will pull that eye bolt out....
i do not know if you own your house.......but if you do ....you can take a
2x6 with a plate on the cieling running from joist to joist mounted with
screws and a plate on the floor running from floor joist to floor joist
with screws and a verticle 4x4 mounted to these 2 plates....that will do
it.....and drill a hole in each verticle 4x4 for a nice secure tie down
.....that is how i would approach this project
if you want to make this more appealing to the eye then you will be tearing
sheet rock or plaster and flooring to mount your verticle to the house
with carriage bolts....
then repairing your sheet rock and flooring ......
either way good luck
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