Back in 2010, I published some instructions for making a 3-person hammock stand on HammockForums.net. I’ve updated the illustrations and information and am posting it here for easier access.

I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to find a great hammock stand for my tree-less backyard and at events (e.g. car camping, music festivals, Boy Scout camporees) when or where trees are not available. Having a stand that travels well (portable), is easy to assemble, and doesn’t cost a fortune are also bonuses.


This is not my own design, but it is inspired from a tensegrity stand used during the1998 Burning Man event.Seeing the hammock between the struts was revalatory, so I had to try it out. I purchased everything at Home Depot for under $40, well under the “too expensive” radar[1. This is a great price, considering most commercial stands range anywhere from $60 to $200 or more]. Construction was fairly easy, but did require a drill and a few drill bits for the holes.


QTY. 描述 单位成本(EST。) Total (est.)
2 × 3 × 8 studs (the struts) $1.50 4.50美元
6 3英尺(1米)钢筋(桩) $1.35 $8.10
1 2英尺×0.5英寸(61×1.25cm)硬木销钉(钉子) $ 3.00 $ 3.00
6 2 in (5 cm) steel O-rings or steel carabiners (to minimize abrasion on stakes) $ 3.00 $ 3.00
〜250英尺(76米) Rope/line (I purchased three 100 ft (30.5 m) of 3/8 in (1 cm) poly rope in different colors for a total of 300 ft (92 m) $8.00 $24.00
TOTAL US$42.60

NOTE:而不是多绳子,我发现伸展一点,你可以使用一些7/64 Amsteelfor increased strength, lower weight and bulk, and virtually no stretch. Consider using6焊接钢O形圈(或爬升额定的山册),以保护绳索免受钢筋的磨损。





After building the stand, I realized I needed better anchor points for the hammock so I drilled a hole (1/2 in/13 mm) near the two top holes where I placed a 4 in (10 cm) dowel. You can add anchor points further down the strut to better accommodate your hammock. I ended up adding a second anchor point at 4.5 ft (137 cm) from the bottom of the strut.

Rope Assembly

这个top rope是一条线,长度为50英尺(15.25米)。一旦设置,它会产生大约14英尺(4.3米)的三角形。

Cut 3bottom ropes每个(例如,在第三次中切割100英尺(30米)的33英尺(10米)。

Cut 3side ropes每个(例如,在第三次中切割100英尺(30米)的33英尺(10米)。


  1. Set up the stakes in a hexagon shape. The radius should be 14 ft (4.3 m). The easiest way to do this is to have two 14 ft (4.3 m) strings. From the center point, measure out for your first stake point with the first string. From there, use the second string from the first stake and the string from the center point to determine the next stake point. Use this pattern to determine the six stake points.
  2. Tie off the side and bottom ropes. Middle the ropes and insert the bight through the bottom or second-to-top hole respectively and tie al以确保。
  3. 线程绳throu顶部gh the top holes. Pull the rope to take up the slack and the stand will rise. I tied a figure-8 on a bite on one end and used this as the anchor point to tie a卡车司机的搭道得到结构绷紧。

NOTE:这个inexpensive poly rope that I list and use on this stand often needs to be set or pulled stiff when you first get it. Some folks have complained that the rope stretches, and that seems to be the case on the first few uses as the rope is getting pulled stiff. Basically, the rope is only loosely braided and must be tightened up. Once this occurs, the line won’t stretch as significantly. I’ve made several stands using the same inexpensive materials and I take about 15-30 minutes tightening up the top and side ropes until all the fibers are pulled tight. The Trucker’s hitch really helps with that process.

I made some minor tweaking in the knots to make sure the posts were at a near 60-degree angle.



After the initial set-up, I leave all the ropes connected to the posts. This allows for a quicker set-up next time.

Getting the rebar stakes out is the hardest part, depending on the ground conditions. Use a pair ofvice grip locking pliers扭曲危险,然后很容易出来。


  • Easy to construct
  • Lighter
  • Portable
  • Inexpensive
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  • 最多3个吊床


  • Large footprint
  • Not free standing (must be anchored)



  1. Colton Campbell. 说:


    • Derek 说:


  2. 戴夫Watrous 说:


    • Derek 说:


  3. Lilprincess 说:

    A test reply, but last year we did this for our three boys. A great set up!

  4. 约翰 说:


  5. Chris Fowler 说:


  6. 比尔 说:

    Amsteel….. Made mine with Poly. Way too much stretch (my 220lbs probably didn’t help much).

    • Derek 说:

      巨大的建议,账单。我很高兴设计的工作。保罗在Ahe最近在Amsteel 7/64获得了一个成功。我要接我一些AMSteel并很快升级我的立场。

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  7. Brigham 说:

    I was wondering what type of knots you used to connect the rope to the poles and to the stakes.

    • Derek 说:


      For the bottom rope you can tie figure-8 on a bight on both ends and leave them alone. The side struts can require some adjustment depending on what rope you use, so using an adjustable knot like a taut line hitch or truckers hitch is nice. After I set mine up the first time I left the side and bottom ropes attached, which makes setup faster.

  8. 布赖恩 说:

    Used your instructions here and in your book to make one this weekend. After a little trial and error adjusting rope lengths and strut distances, I successfully hung two hammocks and enjoyed a Sunday afternoon hang with my brother-in-law. I agree with you and Bill on the cordage suggestions. Amsteel would be ideal, but poly rope is cheap and works. I used a poly blend but it is very stretchy. Also, I had to use a trucker’s hitch, rather than two half hitches, on the side ropes, because the two half hitches kept slipping when I entered the hammock. Currently, I’m not using the anchor point pegs, rather I’m just wrapping my suspension straps multiple times around the struts. Do the pegs add any benefit other than convenience (i.e. safety)? Also, thanks for suggesting the different types of knots you used. Very helpful.

    • Derek 说:


      多绳子非常弹力。When we first set up his stand we had to adjust every strut at least 3 times Like you, I had trucker’s hitches on all the vertical cables and the top cable. Once it was ratcheted down, it worked great and we had a nice time relaxing.

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  9. john 说:


    • Derek 说:

      这个60-degree angle on the struts is optimal for stress reduction and to help ensure that the strut receives the most compressive forces. However, it’s an approximate, so you can be flexible.


      It’s not ideal with that rope, however. I should update the instructions and recommend (if I don’t already) other types of rope that are less stretch prone. One of my friends made one out of Amsteel, which won’t have those issues.

      • Chris 说:


        • Derek 说:

          这个top rope is absolutely essential. Without it, the stand won’t stand up. The top rope keeps all the struts together by keeping tension on all the struts.


      • 达安辉 说:

        我已经做了很多次这个设计,并在我居住的夏威夷使用过,我也在Burning man做过。很好,很喜欢,但问题总是归结到封面。我用过床单,但它们不是防雨的,我用过防水布,但是它们的尺寸不合适,而且风很大,我也不能让雨水从中间倾倒。我正在尝试设计一个覆盖所有三个吊床和中间区域的覆盖物,以保持区域干燥。我想在中间用一根杆子,但还是需要设计一个好的盖子。有什么想法吗

        • Derek 说:


          • 汤姆C 说:

            As for shelter we use the standard 3×3 Sil nylon tarps in diamond formation for each hammock which results in a really cool formation where they are each attached to the ground in overlapping form in the centre.

          • Derek 说:


  10. Going to build one of these this weekend for a Cub Scout campout. is the size of the struts (2″ x 3″ by 8 feet) essential to the design? Can I use 8-foot long 2x4s?

    • Derek 说:


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  11. 上尉。道格 说:

    A couple of questions.
    Can you tell me how far the feet should be from the center point and each other….I seem to have a lot of rope left on the base ( green ) ropes.
    And a comment….I put a truckers hitch on each of the Yellow ropes to get some leverage on tightening them. I did an eye splice on the tops of the yellow ropes as well as one end of the blue…

    • 上尉。道格 说:

      Disregard my questions I just found that the length for the ropes on a different sight….had myself and 2 kids hanging in the back yard and it never budged…

    • Derek 说:

      I’d love to see some photos of your finished stand. I’m glad it was working for you!

  12. Jim Boggs 说:

    If you put a central post in the middle, could you also hang three more hammocks in the center?

    • Derek 说:

      First, I don’t think the distances will be long enough. Second, that center post would need to be anchored to the ground somehow, or if it was a post cemented deep in the ground. Otherwise, I don’t believe it would work.

  13. 布瑞恩 说:

    Could this design be opened up to allow for 4 people (enough for my whole family)? I assume by adding a fourth stud. Thanks.

    • Derek 说:


  14. 瑞安泰勒 说:

    Derek, phenomenal setup! We plan on making a few of these to use at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival this year. Got a few questions for yah:


    See Image:http://i.imgur.com/yEEvSVS.png

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  15. 保罗 说:


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  16. Celly 说:


    你有顶部绳子有磨损的问题吗?我知道你用7/64 AMSTEEL提到了别人。这似乎是Amsteel(和其他绳索)每次提升或降低这个立场时都会被撕裂。你在铺设顶部洞吗?我想知道是否有带有滞后螺纹的眼睛螺栓(钻入“内部”侧面或支柱的顶端)会缓解磨损问题(如果是问题)。

    • Derek 说:

      无线电话:您可以构建短圣站在一起ruts and tendons. The advantage (perhaps) of what I’m illustrating is how little construction and extra hardware is needed. I think to avoid abrasion on the top strut I would recommend using some webbing loops and carabiners on each strut that the top rope is threaded through. There are lots of ways to spice it up and customize it

      • john 说:


  17. Megan 说:


    • Derek 说:


      • Megan 说:


  18. Ian 说:


  19. Joe 说:

    Someone mentioned modifying this for 4 people, but I am wondering about 5. Has anyone given that a try? I this would make a great Webelos project/camp-site!

    • Joe 说:


      • Derek 说:


        • Joe 说:


          • Derek 说:


        • 约翰桑德斯 说:


          • Derek 说:

            I haven’t done the stand with Amsteel, but I want to. I think big Whoopie Slings would probably work, but you could probably get away with a trucker’s hitch. Amsteel is notoriously slippery, so test first.

  20. 约翰桑德斯 说:

    Derek, I think I solved the bottom and side rope issue and the stand set up nicely today. Still worried about tensioning the top rope but I might try a couple different options and practice my trucker’s hitch.

  21. Clark Griswold 说:


    • Derek 说:

      Twelve feet? You must he hanging a mayan! Awesome. The length of the stand can be adjusted by lengthening the inner triangle. You’ll have to make some new calculations, but it will work.

  22. 比尔·惠特尔西 说:

    To avoid this mistake: Use longer support lines and lay your steaks back a little. Maybe even tie a knot on the stake to make the slide up harder.

  23. Josh 说:

    Built my stand today. Went pretty well. My teenage daughter helped me lay out all the lines and pull it all together and tie the knots. Bonding experience. Laid in it for a moment that spring and boom. One of my rings slipped off and one support came crashing down. Reset the rebar with a steeper angle and all is well. got back in and all was well again.

  24. Josh 说:



    Pretty fun to make.

    • Derek 说:


      • Josh 说:

        Great idea on those inexpensive carabiners and the smaller end on the rebar. Would help the slipping. But I will do better on the 60 degree angle so my steel rings don’t slip off.

  25. 马伦 说:

    Well Derek, it’s time for Y.A.T.S., Yet Another Tensegrity Stand, 3 Person Hammock Stand in Texas and I have some questions.






    • Derek 说:

      Mike! Great to see you here. I’ve built a few YATS now, and I’ve done them all with the inexpensive stuff and they work great. Poly rope from Home Depot, 2x3s, and 3′ rebar. I have added the steel O-rings or steel carabiners to reduce the wear on the poly rope when attached to the rebar. I’ve loaded these stands up with three adults and had no issues. However, if I wanted to provide extra security, getting 2x4s and better rope is not a bad idea. The real problem with the poly rope is that it hasn’t been set, so what some folks observe as “stretching” is just the slack being taken out of the rope once a load is applied. I usually take a few extra minutes to work the rope and tighten it over and over to get the stretch out, especially on the side and top ropes. The bottom ropes don’t do a whole lot when the load is applied.


      This summer I built two stands and used them at Lake Powell on the sand. I just used the stock materials I have listed and they held rock solid. The only downside was that we had horrific winds and I wasn’t prepared with tarps and tie-outs to match the ferocity of the gales.

  26. […]是一个很好的选择,如果你有三个吊床,你想挂在一起,包括2个人便携式吊床。这种设计将压缩力通过支柱[…]

  27. Rich J 说:


    Love the stand – one question (please forgive me if I missed it reading through the comments): Will it hold one person while the other two hammocks are empty? (Thinking like a nap, or if my cubs retreat to a tent in the middle of the night.)



    • Derek 说:

      Yes. This stand holds up nicely with just one person. Just to note, the original plans call for using some cheap poly rope. It works and it keeps the cost down, but it needs to have the slack pulled out of it. Once that happens it holds well. A few people have noticed stretching on those ropes, and that is what is happening. Once the ropes are elongated and pulled they won’t have the same stretching issues. That said, some people have invested in smaller, lighter, stronger rope or cordage.

  28. […] for sure if our camp would be near any water or even seasonal washes, so I planned on bringing my 3-person hammock stand just in case. It turned out that the camp was near a large wash that has many large trees along […]

  29. 提姆 说:


    Have you or anyone you know tried to hand multiple hammocks on a single side of the structure? I am envisioning 2 “eno” style hammocks on each side of the triangle, one strung up just a few feet above the other, for 6 total hammocks. Given that I use properly weight-rated ropes or amsteel, do you think that could work (with the use of a step stool or ladder to enter and exit the “top bunk” hammocks.

  30. N 说:

    Did anyone have the experience of the struts snapping when two or more of the hammocks were occupied by adults?

  31. 道格 说:

    Just tried this out at a Beaver Colony camp using 2.5mm 12 Strand Dyneema SK78 for the side and bottom guys, and 5mm for the top. Used 90mm 43mm 2.4m treated timber. Worked really well but getting the tension was not easy but a couple of carabiners and prussek loops to create a 3:1 winch affair worked a treat.

    Need to work on getting the base distances optimal as my hang angle was a bit too extreme due to the length of the hammock.

  32. 布莱恩斯图尔特 说:

    我即将制作其中一个。我刚订购了一个600'卷的amsteel蓝色。我正在考虑吊床的锚点(Hennessey Explorer豪华),并试图弄清楚Hight,所以我的吊床挂着。猜猜我只需要先玩它。我会拍照并让他们给你。谢谢Derek.

  33. […]此处的装配说明tato gear吊床支架套件。没有时间,技能或工具来建立你的。3个人吊床站在终极吊床上。一个便宜的3人吊床架,非常适合侦察jamborees,camporees,或其他无树[…]yobo足彩

  34. 可以让这个容纳9人using 6 total 2×3 (or what ever you want to use) but to start with the basic set up of the triangle, then add a post to each side creating a V extension to each of the triangle sides? just a thought if it would hold many people so close.

  35. David Jarrard 说:


  36. 斯科特 说:


  37. 如图所示,就像三人坚固的立场一样,可以廉价地建造并且可以轻松地装入指定的位置。Struts还创建了nooks [...]

  38. Travis Baits 说:

    now to find a tarp maker for this! I would love a single, large circular-ish tarp. and three ridgeline tarps with doors for blowing rain.

  39. john 说:




  40. John Ellis. 说:

    ok… i created one of these… i love it. i went with 7′ post cause they fit better in my jeep. after doing a whole bunch of math and setting this up in our park about 4 times (our backyard doesn’t have the space) with various hexagons (both irregular and equilateral), i finally just tried the 14′ deal of the original and it worked perfectly…

    one other thing i did was have a local welding shop create a 10″ pipe with a piece of still welded on the top as a cap. i put this over each rebar to keep the rebar from vibrating while i drive it in. putting the stakes up goes super-easy with this thing. i don’t see how to post a picture but it is a really simple tool to make….

  41. […] An inexpensive, anchored stand for up to 3 hammocks. Tutorial at The Ultimate Hang […]

  42. Dean 说:

    Derek, this is an awesome design and I’m planning in using it this weekend. I’m adjusting it to use four 2x4s so I can hang four hammocks. My question is, if you’re aiming for equilateral triangles, how does that work with 14′ ropes but only 8′ struts? I guess I’m just trying figure out how long the bottom and side ropes should be.


  43. 维拉 说:

    Derek, thanks so much for posting this!

    我刚刚购买了一个Tentsile Trillium Hammock,并在过去的周末使用它最美好的时间。


    • Derek 说:


  44. 贾里德·福绍 说:


    • 德约哈 说:

      一旦建立,它似乎相当奇怪。我很高兴为你工作!我经常使用两个山点,我有三个由成年人占据的所有三个吊床姿势,并且很好。更便宜的绳子保持好的,但如果我要安全的一面,我可能会选择更强大的1/8“AMSteel / Dyneema Cordage。使用WHOOPIE SLINE调整侧面还将更容易设置和调整。我已经在地方添加了额外的硬件,以减少磨损。

  45. Josh 说:


  46. 约翰 说:

    What type of rope did you use? I’ve finding several different types of poly rope (diamond braided, hollow, twisted, etc), which kind did you use exactly and does the working load of the rope matter much?

    • Derek Hansen 说:


  47. JC 说:


    • Derek Hansen 说:

      Sorry for the confusion! It’s really simple, and a basic square tarp is actually the best! A 9×9 or 10×10 would be perfect, either square or turned as a diamond like I show in the illustration.

  48. Sam 说:

    非常感谢这个设计,和保持on answering questions about it after all these years! I’m working to put one of these stands together for a week-long desert camping event this fall, and the one place I’m running into confusion with this design is in the question of equilateral triangles. 60° angles provide for the most strength and stability, but based on the design it looks like there are some angles that are at 60° — the wood struts where they meet the ground, the corners in the top rope — and others that can’t possibly be 60° angles because of a difference in the lengths of the sides of the triangles.

    For the ground and side ropes to create an equilateral triangle with 60° angles, each of the sides created by the wood and ropes would need to be the same length, so theoretically the rebar should be no more than 8′ apart, to match the length of the wood. Placing the rebar stakes 14′ from each other means that those triangles won’t be equilateral, even if the wood makes a 60° angle with the ground. The pyramid shape created by the wood+ground rope+side rope would have to be lopsided, not a perfect tetrahedron.


    • Derek Hansen 说:

      You are correct — the triangle isn’t equilateral. It’s more of an ideal or approximation than reality. The struts are more important to have at that angle. You can adjust the design to make the struts shorter, for example, or make the ropes longer. Aiming for equilateral keeps the stretching the a minimum and makes the loads balance better, but in real life, there is a lot of fudging. The 14 foot measurement is also an approximation that can be adjusted. It allows for long hammocks and tarps to be used, but you can shorten it to some degree. The photos show how hammocks fit.

  49. JC 说:

    I did it! I made this stand a week or two ago and can’t wait to bring it to the burn this year. Thank you so much for the design and sharing you thoughts and answering questions.

    这是a photo of me right after setting up ->https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj1BL_0hsgv


  50. Tony 说:

    非常感谢这件事!我们今年在Hulaween做了这个设置,它完美地工作。我们事先做了很多测试,并在绳子的剪切和拼接AMSTEEL 7/64上落户。我可以向那些想要它的人提供更多细节,但我们发现我们的系统最薄弱的部分是螺纹钢(我们在相对含沙的土壤中使用4英尺),随着钢筋自然地转移,我们只会从顶部绳子上拉出松弛.在我们的测试中,我们在框架上装满了4位成人,没有问题,包括一侧的双挂,没有其他装载。

    Our site also had a nicely placed tree that we used to add a fourth hammock to the mix, coming off of one of the 2x4s.

    To top things off, I sewed up a Silnylon triangle shaped tarp (~435 square feet) that kept off the sun and rain.

    Pictures here on this Reddit post:https://www.reddit.com/r/hammocks/comments/dt23e2/our_4x_hammock_setup_with_homemade_silnylon_tarp/?utm_source=share&urm_medium=ios_app& utm_name=iossmf.

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