A hammock chair is the perfect place to spend a long, lazy afternoon. Closely related to the hammock, hammock chairs are usually designed for a single person to sit in and may be more structured to provide a comfortable seat.
Which Material Should I Choose For My Hammock Chair?
- Natural fibres like cotton are breathable, washable and soft. However, they don't resist weather and mould as well as synthetics, so they work best indoors.
- Synthetic materials like polyester and nylon aren't usually as breathable as cotton, but they are tougher and more weather-resistant. A good synthetic fabric can still be very soft.
- Hammocks can be made from a solid fabric or from woven ropes.
Which Kinds of Hammock Chairs Can I Choose From?
- The simplest hammock chairs are essentially just small hammocks, an unstructured piece of fabric hanging from a frame. These are easy to set up and even easier to store.
- Hammock swing chairs are designed to swing gently in the breeze and may have a more structured seat than simpler hammocks.
- Basket-shaped hammock chairs are a very attractive and traditional style. These are often macrame designs made from rope, making them light and casual.
- While single-seat swing chairs are very common, some manufacturers also build free-standing two or three-seat swing chairs that come with their own free-standing frames.
How Should I Install a Hammock Chair?
- Hammocks usually come with a maximum weight rating, so don't exceed this during use.
- The safest way to install a hammock chair is by using a high-quality hammock stand with a known weight tolerance. These are perfect for outdoor use and will also work well indoors if you have enough space.
- If you are hanging your hammock from a tree outdoors, stick to sturdy branches and avoid any that look dead or diseased. Test your hammock carefully first before flinging yourself into it.
- If you are installing a hammock chair indoors, the safest way to do it is to install eyehooks in a ceiling joist. Again, the hammock should be carefully tested and weight limits respected.
- Hammocks can be mounted from a single point or from two points. Single-point installation is easier, but swing chairs need to be hung from two points to swing properly.