Hammock Stands for Hammocks with and without Spreader bars
There are two main type of hammocks - those with spreader bars and those without. Most of the time, you cannot interchange hammock stands with these two types of hammocks. The main reason for this is because hammock without spreader bars must be set up higher either on trees or a stand. Hammocks with spreader bars don't need to be hung so high and if you did, you'd have a tough time getting in . . . unless, of course, you were 7 feet tall.
Metal or Steel Hammock Stands
Metal hammock stands are very durable and affordable. Metal hammock stands aren't as elegant and sturdy as wood hammock stands, but metal stands are most popular. Most metal hammock stands only fit for hammocks with spreader bars. We do have a metal hammock stand for hammocks without spreader bars. If you have a metal hammock stand with a chip in the paint, use automotive paint to ensure you are inhibiting rust as best as possible. A great addition to a metal hammock stand is the hammock stand wheel kit. This is a remarkable invention which makes it easy for you to move your hammock from one end of the yard to another, from the backyard to the front or from the deck to the yard in a matter of minutes. Why would you need to do this you ask? Well, if you want to lay in your hammock in the sun and/or in the shade, you have to move with it. Or if your loved one is mowing, gardening or doing something else in the yard that may require you to move the hammock and stand. The hammock stand wheel makes it easy on you and your back in these cases.
Stainless Steel Hammock Stands
Stainless steel hammock stands never rust. They are perfect for areas like your open deck and porch where you wouldn't want rust to stain those surfaces. While a little more expensive than a steel hammock stand, the stainless steel hammock stand is a good selection for areas with much precipitation and/or salty water air. The stainless steel hammock stands are usually silver in color.
Wood hammock stands are, in most cases, the most durable type of hammock stand. The Roman Arc hammock stand is the best in its class, made of cypress wood. There are two types of Roman Arc hammock stands - one with 8 layers of cypress and the other with 5 layers of cypress. The Roman Arc Hammock stand is made for hammocks with spreader bars. We also offer a Cypress Wood Hammock stand, perfect for hammocks without spreader bars.
It is recommended that the wood -- which is unfinished natural cypress -- be treated once a year with water repellent to preserve the beautiful yellow color of cypress. If untreated the wood also turns to an equally beautiful gray and hardens for long wear. Both stands are extremely rigid and sturdy and will far exceed the necessary 450-pound weight rating for the hammock.
Roman arc hammock stands can be expensive, depending on your wallet size, but these stands will last and are well worth the price.
Portable Hammock Stands
Portable hammock stands can be used for trips to the beach, pool, and family and friends' get togethers. We offer a great selection of portable hammocks and hammock stands.