4 Genius DIY Portable Hammock Stand Plans for Camping

When most people think of a camping hammock, their first thought is a sleek swath of fabric hanging between two trees. Unbeknownst to many, the straps that hold the hammock in place can ultimately scar the trees that they’re attached to.

In these cases, you need a portable hammock stand to take with you when you want to relax in the great outdoors without harming nature or breaking park rules. If you don’t want to pay for expensive hammock stands at the store though, there are DIY portable hammock stand plans that can play nice with your budget.DIY Outdoor Camping Adventure travel DIY Outdoor Camping  DIY Outdoor Camping

DIY Hammock Stand Plans

Making your own hammock gear is as satisfying as it is practical. There are several stand designs you can choose from that are relatively simple to assemble and transport on all your many adventures.

The following stand ideas are also excellent options if your backyard trees are too frail (or nonexistent) to handle the weight of the hammock. If you’re looking for a fun weekend project, here are a few plans to get you started. DIY Outdoor Camping Adventure travel DIY Outdoor Camping  DIY Outdoor Camping

“Dabberty” Foldable Wood Hammock Stand

When it’s folded, the “Dabberty” stand looks like a series of boards laid out in a single layer side-by-side. When it’s unfolded, the base of the hammock supports two diagonal wood posts rising in a V-formation. The hammock can be tied to the two outside posts. You can also cover the stand with a low tarp to keep the sun and insects off your face. DIY Outdoor Camping Adventure travel DIY Outdoor Camping  DIY Outdoor Camping

4 Genius DIY Portable Hammock Stand Plans for Camping