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Outdoor Hammock Stand: An alternative “Hang out” for your backyard

The big advantage of an outdoor hammock stand is that it can be setup anywhere so long as you have any ample space, you’re good to go!

If you’re in the woods then sure, you might be able to find something; but for most other situations it can be a stretch (literally!). On the beach for instance you’re going to struggle. And the same goes for around the house.

And this is where the hammock stand can become a fantastic joy. This is a piece of scaffolding that you can stand up anywhere and thereby hang your hammock from it.

Because these are free-standing, you won’t need to find two pre-existing anchor points and that therefore means that you can really hang your hammock literally anywhere so long as you have the floor space!

This post will look at outdoor hammock stands in more detail and help you to find the right one for your home and for your intended purpose.

Types of Hammock Stands And How to Use Them

There are a number of different types of hammock stands and these can all offer different benefits and weaknesses which may or may not make them suitable for your intended use, depending on what that may be.

For starters, outdoor hammock stand can vary in terms of the way they are designed. Generally, the role of the hammock stand is simply to provide two anchor points in a single unit, which will stretch the hammock between them.

This means though that the main bulk of the hammock stand can either go across the top of the hammock or along the bottom. When the construction is along the bottom of the hammock, it will then usually have two protruding arms on either end, which will hold the hammock between them.

Wooden Hammock with A Spreader Bar in the Grass

The other way for a hammock stand to be designed is with the main body of the stand above the hammock, which will then hang from the top with two arms coming down. This creates a more traditional looking hammock and usually allows for the hammock to be hung considerably higher.

But outdoor hammock stands come in any number of other shapes and sizes too. For instance, you will sometimes find hammock stands that consist primarily of a horizontal bar that runs parallel to the ground. From here, the hammock simply needs to be hung from the top at either end and then held in place somehow.

More elaborate designs include multiple hammocks arranged in a triangle, hammock stands that can rock from side to side, or hammock stands that are designed to be adjustable so you can easily make the hammock more or less taut by bringing the anchor points closer together or further apart.

Another great feature that you’ll find with some hammock stands is a cover or a canopy of some sort. These are great for keeping you dry when it starts to rain and will help you to get a better night’s sleep in a range of different environments as a result.

Outdoor Hammock Stands For Different Types of Hammock

It’s also worth bearing in mind that different hammock stands are better suited to different types of hammocks. That is to say that if you have a double hammock – designed for sleeping two people – then you will need a double hammock stand to let them sleep in.

Likewise, if your hammock is particularly long or short, then you may once again need to think about whether it will fit the hammock stand.

Often you’ll find you can buy a ‘hammock and stand combo. This effectively gets you both the hammock and the stand in a single package and means that you’re guaranteed the hammock and the stand will work together.

What’s more, is that these hammock with stand sets will normally come pre-constructed, meaning that you don’t need to worry about setting them up yourself.

Some outdoor hammock stand will be hammocks in name only. For example, it’s not uncommon to find hanging chairs that are referred to as ‘hammock stands’ and even hanging beds. Depending on your intended use, these might be a better fit.

A hammock chair is going to take up a lot less space on a patio, while also keeping you more upright and awake for activities like reading or chatting to friends – as opposed to being completely supine and probably sleeping as a result.

Materials

Once you know the type of hammock stand that you want, what’s left is to choose the material you want the hammock to be made from. Perhaps most popular is the wooden hammock stand, which has a very natural and even ‘beachy’ feel.

What’s more, is that a wooden hammock stand will be more resilient to the rain and other elements and this will allow you to use it in a wider range of locations. All in all, wooden stands are a great choice for many people.

Alternatively, you might decide you’d rather have a metal hammock stand. The advantage here is that you’re less likely to get mildew or termites and the whole construction will be a little lighter and probably more affordable.

Metal hammock stands do have the issue of rust to contend with though. Overall, if you’re going to go this route then it might make more sense for an indoor hammock stand rather than an outdoor one – it certainly makes sense to choose wood if your hammock is intended to be poolside!

Choosing Your Outdoor Hammock Stand

With all that in mind, all that’s left is to choose your hammock stand. How do you go about selecting the right one for you?

Metal Hammock Stand Beside The Pool

There are plenty of things that make a good outdoor hammock stand. These include the height and position that they hang the hammock in, the way they look in your home or outdoors and how sturdy they are versus how light.

The best way to choose your hammock stand is to decide where you’re going to use it and then what kind of vibe you want to create with it. If this is an indoor hammock stand, then you’ll probably want it to match your décor. What are you trying to say with your choice of decorating? ‘Come in and put your feet up’?

Likewise, if you’re using your hammock stand outdoors, think about the amount of available space and whether you want people to rest in or kick back. If you have a hammock already, think about which type of hammock stand it will naturally fit into best.

And don’t forget that it’s always a viable option to build your own hammock stands if you’re feeling creative and you’re willing to give it a go! That way, you can create something that is just perfect for your home and that will give you the best possible position for relaxing and sleeping.

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Hammocks in Perth: All the fun without the stress.

Hammock in Perth weekend away from the city? Count us in!

With the world’s best beaches, gorgeous national parks, , cherished caravan and holiday parks? There’s a new place to discover just about every weekend. With most a short drive from Perth, getting away and laying down in a hammock just got a lot easier.

Looking for an excuse to sleep out under the stars? Join us in pledging to hammock camp on Perth or wherever you are! Head on to our Hammock site to check our wide variety of hammock selection! You’ll surely find one perfect for you!.

Moore River

Moore River – Estuary Mouth, Indian Ocean and Guilderton, Western Australia 


North of Perth, the Moore River region is a favourite for a long-weekend of camping or caravanning.

Guilderton Caravan Park is a full service caravan park, regarded as one of the best you’ll come across in WA, right at the mouth of the Moore River. We recommend setting up your outdoor hammock gear on camping sites.

Checkout our camping guide using your hammock here to ease out setting it up!

Busselton


The 2km Busselton Jetty

For generations, Busselton has developed a reputation as Western Australia’s holiday park capital. There are several well-known and wonderful places to pitch a hammock, tent or park your caravan for a weekend away in ‘Busso’ and the Geograph Bay Region.

Lane Pool Reserve

Lane Pool Reserve

100km south of Perth, Lane Pool Reserve is one of WA’s favourite camping spots. The area is a really convenient weekend getaway from Perth, just outside of the small town of Dwellingup.

Martin’s Tank

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Located in the Yalgorup National Park, south of Mandurah, Martin’s Tank is a little-known campsite off the Forrest Highway.

Perfect for a two or three day adventure, Martin’s Tank offers spots for camping, camper vans and caravans large and small. What are you waiting for? Set up your hammock and with a hammock hanging kit bundle you don’t have to look for two perfectly spaced trees, you simply adjust where you hook your hammock into the straps to accommodate for the distance and hop in.

Siesta Hammocks in Perth is the #1 retailer of genuine hand woven south american hammocks. For years we have shipped the best single, double and family sized hammocks to metropolitan Perth and also regional areas of Western Australia.

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How To Choose The Perfect Wooden Hammock Stand

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Wooden Hammock Stand

Need help choosing a wooden hammock stand, they all look the same?!

Nowadays there’s a lot of hammock stand anywhere in the retail online business from cheap wooden material to the highest quality that’s very expensive enough for our wallets. We’re here to guide you on how you can select the suitable wooden hammock stand for you and your family:

1.) Check Materials

All of our Wooden Hammock Stands are made using the finest wood and German engineering. They are built to last  and can withstand being left out all year around. They really do make a great addition to your garden and look amazing.

The difference between our stands comes down to two things – size and material. On each stand it shows the range of hammocks in can accept, in cm, so if it says 270-320 it means it can take hammocks between 270cm to 320cm. Most of our stands are made from Spurce Wood (same wood used for Wright Brothers plane) but our most expensive stands are made from Larch Wood, which is slower growing, stronger and looks more beautiful. You’ll often find this wood being used for the decks on multi-million pound yachts or visit our detailed blog about hammock stand and frame 101 for more in depth guide in choosing a stand.

2.)Check if the seller is legit

This is especially true if you are buying your items online. There are tons of online sellers to choose from, so it is important to choose wisely. You can ask the seller questions like: where they source their items, or perhaps check if they’re registered. Get their ABN to get details about the seller online.

3.) Check for reviews

Since most of us are buying online, there is no chance for us to hold or look at it personally right? So the next thing that you can count on are customer’s reviews. Product reviews are great! Aside from the reviews from the product itself, you can see if the seller ships the parcel on time or if you have to wait a few days more than what is the guaranteed delivery time frame.

4.) Check if the hammock stand is compatible with your hammock

Although it is recommended to buy your hammock stand ahead of time, always keep in mind that selecting the right stand should be suitable to your hammock. Our Wooden hammock stand regardless of the size are compatible with it from Single to Deluxe hammock! Even resort style hammocks are also a perfect fit for it too!

There you have it! Hopefully all our bullet points can guide you on selecting your first wooden stand hammock! Still not convince? We’re here to help from 9am to 3pm AEST and visit our live chat or call us on our number nominated on the website!

Happy Hammocking from Siesta Hammocks!

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Freestanding Hammock : A Relaxing Solution For Couples

The couple that stays together, hammocks together!

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Freestanding hammock are great for couples!

Free standing hammock is used it refers to being able to support a hammock without a support structure like a pergola or trees.

If you are the type of person that likes to share with your partner and enjoy leisure time in a hammock.

Then your first item of consideration should be a freestanding hammocks or often referred to has a hammock & stand combo.

Especially if you do not have trees properly spaced or other support structure strong enough for two people.

These structures have to be spaced far enough apart so the hammock can be properly adjusted.

What are your options?

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Wooden Hammock Stand

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Adjustable Steel Frame

There are two types of hammock stands, one being some type of wood(commonly spruce or cypress) and the other type would be made of metal (powder coated steel frame)

It would be advantageous to have the metal powder coated for longevity against the elements.

Another option that may be important is that the hammock stand should be adjustable, an adjustable stand will work for almost any hammock that you may have in the future. Check out our in depth guide for the comparison of each hammock stand on our website!

The support factor!

Regardless which type you select the most important factor is selecting a freestanding hammock that will support the weight of 2 people, which should also be matched by the hammock you will be using.

It is useless to have a hammock that will support 300 kgs and then select a hammock stand that will only support 200 kgs.

Making all the adjustments!

Another important consideration is making sure that the freestanding hammock is adjustable, unless you are investing in a hammock and stand combination which is by far your best value.

Another option you have is to invest in a suspension system for the hammock that is easily adjusted making it much easier to hang the hammock from a variety of different support options.

2 person free standing hammocks are ideal because they can be used in any backyard or patio situation as long as there is enough room for the entire unit.

If you’ve got questions, the quickest way to get you answers is via chat. Our team has mastered the art of laid-back customer service delivered from hammocks and stands, and we promise that at least one of us will be awake and at the ready 24/7 Click the chat tab on our website or call us within 9am-3pm AEST and we’ll attend to your queries right away!

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

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Hammock Stand and Frames 101

Hammock Stands and Frames

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Double Size Hammock with Steel Frame

Hammock stand are the easiest way to hang a hammock. With a hammock stand, you can simply hook and unhook your hammock whenever you please.

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Adjustable Steel Frame

Once you start looking, you’ll find lots of places to hang your hammock. Although 2 trees are perfect, they are not the only things that you can hang a hammock on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammock stands can be used for many hammock types, both with and without spreader bars. Some stands are adjustable for different lengths, while others suit specific types and lengths of hammocks.

If you have a hammock already and want one of our frames, make sure to ask us as we can provide recommendations on what suitable sizes will fit your hammock stand.

Adjustable Hammock Stand

Steel Apex Frame

Yes, you’ve heard that right! Our hammock stand don’t always need to remain stationary to one particular area – fair enough, the likes of our  Adjustable Steel Hammock Frame and Steel Apex Frame are able to move around with its weight at 16 kilograms which is on a lighter side, can be transported here and there, with ease.

Hammock Frame Maintenance

Quality hammock stands are designed for outdoors and they’re weather-resistant, but to ensure your hammock stand remains in good shape for longer, coat with oil or a clear stain. While a good stain can protect your stand all year round, might consider covering it or bring your hammock stand indoors.

Hammock with a stand

Double Size Hammock with Steel Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Double Size Hammock with a Steel frame are the  best choice by many buyers when it comes to quality and longevity. It also comes with a bright and vibrant double hammock making it exceptional value for money.

If the Double Size Hammock with a Steel Frame isn’t to your liking, you can view more of our hammock with a stand here!

If you’ve got questions, the quickest way to get you answers is via chat. Our team has mastered the art of laid-back customer service delivered from hammocks and stands, and we promise that at least one of us will be awake and at the ready 24/7 Click the chat tab on our website, and let’s do this!

Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

When you think of a hammock, you might think of a big garden with two well-positioned trees which support the ropes of a gently swaying hammock in between.  And when you then look at your own yard or veranda, you might be pressed for such good, sturdy attachments and may think that a hammock is not for you.

Girl relaxing in a hammock without a stand

Luckily, some have just the right distance between trees.. For others, read on…

Enter the perfect innovation. The Hammock Stand is to hammocks what the paperclip is to papers.  Quite simply, it holds the whole thing together just how you need it.

 You Can Take a Hammock Stand Anywhere

Our hammock stands are lightweight and very easy to assemble and disassemble, and easily fit into the boot of most cars. This means that you can take your brazilian hammock experience with you just about anywhere you want – an all-day picnic, the beach, holiday house, etc. without ever being let down by a lack of things to attach it to when you get there. And importantly, hammock stands are created to be lightweight and strong, so you won’t feel you’re lugging about a tree!

Man reading a book in a hammock with stand

Take a hammock stand wherever you want, when you want (don’t forget a book!)

 Steel or Wooden Hammock Stands – The Choice is Yours

At Siesta Hammocks, we have three hammock stands to choose from.  There is the Steel Hammock Stand, which supports a total weight of up to 200kg, the Steel Apex Hammock Frame which supports up to 190kg and the Wooden Hammock Stand, which supports up to 250kg.

Three different types of hammock stands

We have multiple hammock stand options to suit our customers…

All hammock stand options are universal and can support either single or multi-person hammocks, so you can be safely suspended in your hammock wherever you choose to place your hammock stand.  Just bear in mind that our hammock stands are designed for hammocks without spreader bars.  And if a more upright hammock chair is what tickles your fancy, we do have a premium quality Steel Stand with Mexican Chair bundle that you may like.

Please call our awesome customer support team on(02) 8091 1204 if you have any questions about any of our products.

Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

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