If you are looking for a nice hammock, then you can consider purchasing the Ikea hammock, it is undoubtedly considered one of the best hammocks available, and far more suitable than some of the hammocks known.
In this article, I will be showing you how to set up an Ikea hammock, in basically two methods.
Keep reading to find out how this can be possible.
How to Assemble an Ikea Hammock?
- Hanging it to corridor studs
- Hanging an IKEA hammock on a Tree
Method 1: Hanging it to corridor studs
- Step 1: Open your hammock
If you are new to the IKEA hammock, the first thing you need to consider doing is to disassemble your hammock by unpacking it.
The Ikea hammock has an entirely different look as it may be for other hammocks, so therefore, you should not be intimidated, as I will be showing you how you can effectively assemble your IKEA hammock.
- Step 2: Lose the rope at the end of the Hammock
Once the hammock has been dissembled from the pack, the next step to consider engaging is to un-tie the rope. At the end of the hammock, it has some sort of knot shape, and a belt tied across.
Consider losing the rope by untying the belt.
- Step 3: Adjust the side of the hammock
Once the rope has been loosed, you can consider adjusting the hammock sides, this is done by straightening up the squeeze, which often occurs at the end of the hammock. If you have aunty the belt, as stated in step 2, then, you should be able to easily get this step done.
- Step 4: Place a Hook at The End of The Hammock
First, you need to consider removing the hook from the other rope, and consider joining the two hooks together, as seen in the picture below:
Then, fold the rope, and pass it inside the hook, consider putting it in the first hole of the hook to create a loop. In case, if you are confused, you can consider the reference images.
Pass the other side of the rope, that is free into the loop which you have just created,
- Step 5: Consider hanging it to the stud
Once you have successfully carried out the instructions in step 4, then, you can consider hanging it to the corridor stud, in order to tie it up to the stud, you will have to consider using the hook.
The hook is flexible and can be opened, and as well, closed.
First, Open the hook, pass the other side of the rope into the hook, and close it.
- Step 6: Do the same for the other side of the hammock
After hanging the hammock to the stud, you can consider the same techniques in tying the other side of the hammock, using the same steps stated in this article.
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Method 2: Hanging an IKEA hammock on a Tree
The first method shows how to hang a hammock to a stud, in this method I will be showing you how to apply almost similar steps to hanging a hammock to a tree.
If you have read the above methods, then you can consider applying the same technique from Step 1 – Step 4, since hanging a hammock to a tree both takes similar steps, once that has been successfully done, you can consider the steps below:
- Step 1: Look out for good trees suitable for the hammock
Check out suitable trees for your IKEA Hammock, it is important to note that not all trees can be considered appropriate when it comes to hanging a hammock.
- Step 2: Hang a hammock on a tree
Pick up your hammock, and by placing the rope around the tree, do this for both trees, once that has been done, use the hook to hold the rope together.
And that is all, required
How Far Apart Do Trees Need to Be for A Hammock?
Choosing how far both trees have to be, is an important factor that needs to be given optimum consideration. Now, you may wonder how far the length of the trees is to take.
Therefore, to choose the best length of the tree, choose trees that are 10 -15 feet apart, this will enable the hammock to be firm across both ends. If both trees don’t seem to be perfect then you can consider choosing another location.
How High Should I Hang My Hammock?
Choosing how high you should hang your hammock, depends largely on who is going to use the hammock, for kids, you need to consider a height lower. Also, the hammock you are using determines how high your hammock should be hung.
For hammocks with spreader bars, 4-5 feet/1.25 off the ground is the average distance for hanging the hammock, while for hammocks without spreader bars, 6 – 8 ft/1.8 -2.4m off the ground will be suitable.
In this article, I have given you a complete guide on how you can easily set up your IKEA hammock, using two different methods.
If you have a different way to consider hanging your IKEA hammock, probably, on the deck, or ceiling, you can still as well consider using the same techniques enlisted above as a means to hang your IKEA hammock.