Are you planning of buying a hammock stand? There are two main types of stands that you can go for: steel and wood.
Steel stands: These are usually constructed for stability, security, and durability. The cool thing with these stands is that they are all powder-coated in order to protect them from rust. The coat also ensures that they are able to withstand harsh weather. In addition to this, the stands are easy to assemble and disassemble as you do all the work in less than 10 minutes.
Wooden stands: These ones provide elegance and decorative appeal for your hammock. There are many types of these stands that you can buy depending on the type of hammock that you have. While the stands are great to have, you should avoid putting them outdoors especially during the rainy days. This is to prevent them from taking in moisture thus becoming weak.
Tips on How to Set Up Your Hammock Stand
For you to set up the hammock stand properly you need to consider a number of factors. One of the main factors is the location. As rule of thumb you should ensure that the location you choose is flat so that the stand doesn’t top over. You should also consider the amount of sun an air flow around the hammock. If you want to enjoy a good breeze, you should avoid placing the hammock near a hedge or wall as this will reduce the breeze.
Another factor that you need to consider is the compatibility of the stand with your hammock type. For example, there is no way a Mayan-style hammock will be stable on a stand designed for a spreader-bar hammock.
How to Hang Your Hammock on the Hammock Stand
You should start by setting the distance between the ends of the hammock stand by moving the metal pegs up and down. If your hammock is long, you should move the pegs higher; however, if your unit is short you should move the pegs lower. You should adjust the pegs until the two ends of the stand are far apart as the length of the hammock.
You should then insert the metal chain into the metal pegs using an S-hook. Once in place you should test and adjust it accordingly by moving the pegs up and down.
This is what you need to know about hammock stands. As always you should buy the units from a reputable store.