Plastic pipe hammock
Choice of pipes
There is a large assortment of PVC pipes. But for my hammock, I opted for the products of PVC-FP, because they are strong enough and elastic. I used pipes with an outer diameter of 4.2 cm. Do not use wider ones, since such a hammock will be inconvenient.
Now with a hacksaw or a circular saw, we make pipe lengths of 65 cm. And an additional 4 pieces of 15 cm each for the head restraint. The edges of the pipes must be cleaned with sandpaper.The length of the main pipes can be made more or less at your discretion. Due to the limited space for the hammock, I used 35 pipes. But you can make it longer by adding additional elements.
For stringing on the rope in the pipes you need to drill holes with a diameter of 12 mm. But before you do this, you need to make sure that their diameter will match the thickness of the rope. First you need to make labels in the places where you will drill. Mark with a pen 5 cm from each edge of the plastic pipe. You will need a drilling machine. Since I did not have this, I turned to the workshop for help.
Threading on a rope
Thread the rope through the holes on both sides of the pipes.
Fixing the anchors on the ceiling
Fasten 2 anchor bolts with a ring on the ceiling. The distance between them should be at least 3 m. The further from each other they are located, the more comfortable the hammock will be, since its deflection will be smaller.
Tying a knot
It is necessary to tie very strong knots, because the whole hammock will hold onto them, and they will not allow it to slide off. With the help of a photo it is difficult to explain how to tie a knot. But on the Internet you can find many suitable options. The main thing that the node had a loop. Photos show in detail what kind of knot was chosen by me. After tying, put the loop on the hook. And now hang both ends on the anchor bolts.
Time to relax while lying in a hammock
A hammock of plastic pipes is not like a normal one. When you lie in it, you feel completely different sensations.In this case, the hammock takes the bend of your body, and the pipes create the effect of massage and impact on the active points of the skin. These feelings are easier to feel for yourself than to put into words. I hope you enjoyed this master class.