I got this crazy idea one summer that I could make a string hammock from scratch. I took a long hard look at some hammocks while away, then put one together when I got home. I designed and built the stand too.
The Raw Materials
Halfway through, (it is made from one long strand)
I had to tighten it somewhat because the ropes stretched
It turns out that I should have taken a closer look before jumping into it because there were a few useful design features of modern hammocks that I did not incorporate. The rope has sadly frayed over time, and my hammock has since passed away. The frame lasted a lot longer (holding a purchased replacement hammock) but it too has passed on.