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You Will Need
- Tape measure
- 2 1 1/2-in. eye bolts
- Washer and nut
- 2 1-ft., 1/4-in. chains
- 4 chain link connectors
Measure the hammock
Lay your hammock flat and measure from each circular suspension ring on each end. The trees should be spaced apart about a foot longer than the length of your hammock.
Drill the holes
Drill a hole in each tree about 5 feet above the ground, all the way through the tree. The eye bolt should be 2 inches longer than the diameter of the tree.
Screw in the bolts
Screw the eye bolts all the way through the holes in each tree. Attach a washer and nut to the ends of the bolts tightly to secure the bolts.
Attach the chains
Attach a chain to each eye bolt with a chain link connector.
Connect the hammock
Attach the chains to each end of the hammock on the circular suspension rings with chain link connectors. Enjoy the beach breeze with a book, a cocktail, or a romantic sleep for two.