A package of porch furniture plans, No. C154, is $24.95 and includes plans for two porch rockers and a porch swing that nicely complement the hammock frame. A free catalog picturing dozens of do-it-yourself projects is also available. Please include $4 for postage and handling. Allow about two weeks for delivery.
The Hammock Frame plan, No. 868, is $9.95 and includes step-by-step directions with photos, detailed construction diagrams, shopping list, cutting schedule and a toll-free phone number to call with project questions.
No, it’s not the latest online fantasy war game; the is the mother of all water-based, group lounging inventions. Granted, it’s probably a short list, but this is undeniably cool. The aluminum hammock frame seats up to five and fits onto various makes of raft, stand-up paddleboards, duckies, and drift boats.
Easy enough for beginners, the hammock frame calls mostly for straight cuts and requires only basic construction techniques. To build, simply measure, cut out and sand the pieces. Next, assemble the project using carriage and lag bolts, and apply your choice of finish. Finally, add a hammock (a mail-order source for a hammock is included on the plan), pour the lemonade and let the siesta begin.