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HOW TO INSTALL YOUR HAMMOCK

Installation made easy – our team are on hand to best advise how and where to put up your hammock or swing in your home. Don’t worry you don’t need big trees or even an outdoor space! There are many solutions to hanging your hammock indoors and out. Have a question on it contact us today [email protected]

Please seek professional advice if you are inexperienced in hanging hammocks or swings.

A hammock has the following components:

Please make sure to properly install your hammock using a sturdy hanging source, such as solid walls or ceiling joists, between strong trees or a solid patio or decking surround.  

We recommend your hammock body be installed at least 2 feet above the ground, with a loose curvature for optimum comfort.

HANGING ON WALLS

Locate the wall studs and drill to perforate the wall at the centre of the studs.   The point where you drill should be approximately 7 feet from the floor.  Install your hooks and use a rope or suspension strap to hang the eyes of the hammock to the hooks.

The recommended distance between hanging points is equivalent to the length of the hammock, plus an additional 25 inches.  You can make the distance shorter or longer, to extend the reach of your hammock, by adjusting the rope that you use to hang it.   

The closer you hang the eyes together, the higher your hammock will need to be from the ground. You can also purchase a hanging frame at DIY and homewares outlets to hang your hammock. 

 OUTDOORS BETWEEN TREES

Find two trees at a distance of approximately 15 feet from each other.  Wrap a rope around each tree at a height of approximately 7 feet from the ground.  Attach each rope to the eyes of the hammock by tying a tight knot on each side.  

Make sure both sides are hung evenly on each tree.  You can make the distance shorter or longer to extend the reach of your hammock by adjusting the rope that you use to hang it.  The closer you hang the eyes together, the higher your hammock will need to be from the ground. 

OUTDOORS ON YOUR DECK OR PORCH

Secure a rope to a deck or porch post by drilling a hook or wrapping it around the post.  Repeat the same steps on the other post.  Attach the ropes to the eyes of the hammock and enjoy!  

The distance between the posts should be around 15 feet.  The height should be approximately 7 feet from the ground.

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR SWING

Your swing has the following components:

HANG YOUR SWING INDOORS

Locate a solid, stud ceiling joist in your chosen location and find the centre using a stud finder.

Drill only as deep as the eye-screw or bolts you are using.  Place the eye-screw in the hole, use a tube or large screwdriver to twist it securely into place, or mount the hanging brackets.

Place an oval stainless steel snap-hook or locking carabiner through the eye of each eye-screw and attach a chain or rope.  Close the carabiner to lock the chain or rope in position.

Attach a second carabiner to the bottom of the chain or rope and fasten the swing to it through the eye of the swing.  Adjust to your preferred height.

NOTE: We recommend you use a rotational device, as the movement point for the suspended equipment, to minimise the rotation of the eye screw or hanging brackets in the ceiling. 

Please source each device per the swing weight limit of 200 lbs. 

ATTACH A SWING TO A TREE

Choose a sturdy hardwood, horizontal branch.  Inspect the branch carefully – it must be healthy and strong.  Avoid fruit trees, evergreens, or trees that split easily.  We recommend the swing body be installed at least 2 feet above the ground, and 2 feet away from the trunk, without the branch bouncing or dropping significantly.  Plan on replacing the rope every two years and inspect regularly for wear.

Eyebolt: Carefully drill a vertical hole all the way through the centre of the branch, and insert a corrosion-resistant eye bolt, using washers and nuts to secure it to the tree.  Attach the rope or chain.  Attach a carabiner to the eye bolt, then tie the rope or chain to the carabiner.  Attach a second carabiner to the bottom of the rope or chain and fasten the swing to it through the eye of the swing.  Adjust to your preferred height.

If you choose to tie the rope around the tree branch, use a rope sleeve or a piece of rubber tubing to reduce friction and to protect the bark.  Attach a carabiner to the bottom of the rope and fasten the swing to it through the eye of the swing.  Adjust to your preferred height. 

 

Please note we do not supply hooks or frames with these products or sell them through our website.  If you are sourcing fittings to suit your requirements from your local hardware provider, please be conscious of the weight load anticipated and source strong fittings. 

THE OUTDOOR COLLECTION ALSO OFFER A NATIONWIDE INSTALLATION SERVICE – THIS INCLUDES HAMMOCK & SWING POSTS, AS WELL AS INSTALLING ONTO CURRENT SURFACES IN THE HOME OR GARDEN.  TO ENQUIRE PLEASE CONTACT [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Soon!  Stock is Dublin-based, orders are processed within 48 hours, and delivery within Ireland can currently take 2-3 days.  Overseas orders will take longer.

Swings and hammocks are not supplied with fittings.  These must be sourced in a hardware or DIY store, and careful attention should be paid to the installation instructions here (link to the hanging solution).  A professional tradesman may be required to identify safe installation options, especially with indoor ceilings and walls.

Eco-friendly materials and 100% organic cotton yarn ensures a soft but strong construction.   

Light spot-cleaning is best and small amounts of stain remover can be used, if needed.  For a complete clean, we recommend gently handwashing with warm water and soap.  Do not use detergent or bleach.  Avoid twisting or scrubbing hard and air-dry flat, not under direct sunlight.

Hang the wood spreader bars off to the side when washing to avoid damage.

It is best not to leave your hammock or swing outdoors for extended periods, especially in bad weather.

If not a permanent fixture indoors or on your balcony, store your hammock somewhere indoors where it’s dry, and away from chewing animals and chemicals or pesticides, to guarantee the longest possible life.

Make sure your hammock is clean and free of outdoor debris before storing.

Each hammock has a weight capacity of around 350 lbs, or 2 people, while swings can accommodate one individual up to 200 lbs.   Bear in mind the anticipated weight load when installing your hammock or swing. 

We accept returns or exchanges of undamaged items within 15 days of the delivery date. 

Custom orders cannot be exchanged unless there is immediate proof of damage, on delivery.  

Returned items must be unused, and in the same condition, they were received.

For eligible returns, please email [email protected]

Only regular priced items may be refunded; not sale items.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will email you.  If approved, your refund will be processed via the credit card or original method of payment, within days.

Shipping costs must be paid by the buyer, unless the product is defective.

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  Exchanging a colour or style may also be possible; please email us at [email protected]

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