good luck finding the stud center through the wall.
Better yet would be to replace the 2x4 with a 2x8 or 2x12 placed on the other side of the wall spanning horizontally across at least 2 studs and place the eye bolts at least 12 inches (30cm) apart just through the walls (not the studs) and through to the 2x8 or 2x12. A piece of webbing or re-bar between the eye bolts can be used to anchor the hammock too.
To disguise the 2x's attach a 1x with screws or brackets to form a shelf, finish as would like if not with paint or stain try a self adhesive product like Contact Paper (self adhesive vinyl product
Additionally the same can be done to disguise 2x's on the hammock side that can be installed to prevent the eye-bolts from pulling together if webbing is used.
Arye P. Rubenstein
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Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:34:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re:Is 1 stud enough?
The biggest problem I see with bthat is the potential for two eyebolts 3 1/2 to 4 inches apart to split the stud. You definitely want to drill a pilot hole and you want the hole centered on the studs. Good luck! Tell us how.it works out.
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From: "Neal" <nealaustin@yahoo. com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:14:23
To: <hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com>
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re:Is 1 stud enough?
I really like Carey's Idea and after thinking it through I think
that's the solution that I will be choosing. First I will be using two
Eye-bolts on each wall into a stud exactly 1 2x4 height above each
other. The 2x4 rests on the bottom eye-bolt( rated 175 lbs) with a
lagbolt between the two eyes and through the 2x4 (Kinda like a hinge).
Another eyed lagbolt will go through the 2x4 with the eye on the
bottom. This solution can also go into a corner of a room using two
adjacent walls. The 2x4 resting on the eye-bolt absorbs all of the
horizontal pull. The Stud in the wall can absorb the vertical weight.
It's easily removable with only the 4 eye-bolts remaining in the two
walls. One reason I want to use this hinge type construction is
because the Studs in the opposing walls don't line up. Also I will be
connecting two 2x4's together with 3 lag-bolts (2 with wing-nuts 1
normal) to make the 2x4 bar foldable and thus more portable.
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