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Many people enjoy making their own hammocks, but did you know you can also make your own hammock stand? Do a keyword search on the phrase "Hammock Stand Plans" and you will find an assortment of plans for hammock stands. If you are still learning how to hang a hammock, these step-by-step do-it-yourself plans could be a big help. It's important to buy the exact kind of lumber and bracketing listed in the plans. You are building a load bearing structure, which has certain requirements to maintain safety when the weight is applied. Cutting corners doesn't work for this type of home building. If you follow the directions to the letter, you will have a functional and safe hammock stand for years to come, and at a fraction of the cost of a pre-fab stand.