It is so nice to relax in the fresh air and spend time lying in a hammock in the country. All around trees, fields, mountains and blue sky.
It is nice to relax in such an atmosphere or, conversely, read the book. But then the problem arises: how to make a hammock with your own hands.
If you are the most happy owner of a summer residence, then this is a great opportunity to escape from the noisy city bustle.
It is in the country that I so want to feel the connection with nature and the hammock - this is a great opportunity to relax well, sleep and find peace in your own soul.
Gamak for giving with your own hands is quite simple, the main thing is to calculate your financial and creative capabilities. Before starting the equipment of the hammock, you can choose the material, fabric, frame and place of its location. Also, do not be afraid of experiments.
The size of the hammock must correspond to the place in which you plan to place it. He should not be too big, but also small.
If you make a hammock for yourself, and not for children, then the size of such a hammock should be one and a half to two meters, otherwise it will be extremely inconvenient to accommodate in it.
The criteria that must be taken into account in the manufacture of hammock: material or fabric from which you plan to make a hammock. woven hammocks. Types and strength of supports. the size of the hammock and the length on which it will be suspended.
One of the main elements of the hammock is the fabric. The choice of fabric must be approached very responsibly. The expiration date of the hammock will depend on which fabric.
The fabric should be dense enough. For example, it can be a tarp. It is better to abandon synthetic materials, as they negatively affect the health of a person who will rest on a hammock.
Gamak frame is usually made of wood. This makes it very durable and stable. The frame can be a full -fledged design or vice versa consist of small planks that hold the entire hammock.
To make the frame, you need to take several boards of the same size and small thickness. First you need to place one board horizontally, then attach peculiar stands on both sides, at the edges vertically and at an acute angle also attach the boards.
Some consist of a large number of supports, others contain a frame or completely woven from threads. The shape of the hammock and its appearance depend on personal preferences.
If you look at a photo of a gamak made by yourself, you can be surprised how diverse they can be. The most common type of supports today is a frame on which the finished fabric or thread is hung.
As a support, you can choose two trees located at a distance of several meters from each other. Then the largest branches of trees are used as fasteners.
The optimal size for hammock is a hammock about two meters long. This is especially worth considering, since the hammock turns off and has a large number of folds. Hang a hammock at an altitude of about one and a half meters.
If it seems to you that one and a half meters is too much, then do not forget that hanging too low above the ground is not very convenient and all the more unsafe health.
There are several ways to make a hammock with your own hands. To make the simplest and most expensive hammock, you will need fabric and dense threads.
The main thing is that the hammock is located in a place where the sun's rays do not have a strong effect on a person. Best if the hammock can be transferred from one place to another.
The easiest option to tighten the fabric with a cord. But you need to fix it in such a way that the fabric is kept tight and does not slip out. If you attach the fabric to the frame badly, then you can calmly fall. To make it more convenient to work with threads at the base, attach flat wooden supports.
Another option is to turn one side of the fabric and do it so that a little free space remains. This is done according to the same principle as by licking clothes. Imagine you insert an elastic band into a skirt. Then insert a thread into free space.
So that the threads are kept very firmly, they need to be flashed along the entire surface of the hammock. Therefore, when you fasten the fabric, then take the threads about five meters. At the entire length of the fabric, attach the threads so that they fit very tightly to it.