How to Hang a Hammock Chair

Welcome to the relaxing world of hammock chair ownership! Now that you've picked out the hammock chair that best suits your needs, it's time to figure out how to get it up and swinging so you can begin lounging in comfort and style! There are several different methods for hanging a hammock chair depending on the location and type of installation method you prefer. On this page we have provided a few of the most popular options!

Level: Medium

Time: 2-3 hours

The first step to hammock relaxation is determining the sweet spot! Where will your hammock chair hang to provide the very best in serenity and comfort? Take a look around your abode and see if any of these options might work:

  • Sturdy tree branches
  • Solid arbor main post (minimum 4x4)
  • Covered porch/deck ceilings

If after scanning your home you don't see any of these options, don't worry! Hammock chair bliss can still be yours with the use of a hammock chair stand! As an added bonus, stands work well indoors and out providing a whole new world of hammock hanging opportunities!

Now that you've found the ideal spot, let's get to work making those lazy summer daydreams of rocking in the breeze a reality! Most hammock chairs don't require drilling holes, which is a true blessing for those of us not power tool savvy, but if you own a drill and you know how to use it, here's how to secure your hammock!

How to hang a hammock chair using a drill:

Step 1: Drill appropriate sized holes (based on hook size) into a strong overhead beam.

Step 2: Screw in hammock hooks designed to support a person's weight.

Step 3: Use a carabiner or knot to fasten the eye of the chair onto the hook.

hammock chair carabiner clip
Hammock Chair Hanging Diagram

How to hang a hammock chair, no power tools necessary!

Rope provides a simple option for hanging hammock chairs without the use of a drill. Here's how!

Step One: Find a sturdy, free standing beam such as a strong tree branch or a solid arbor frame.

Step Two: Wrap rope around the beam or branch to secure the hammock chair either by looping the rope through the hammock eye and tying a knot, or with use of a carabiner attached to the rope and hammock. For safety we recommend using a rope that is rated to hold at least 1000lbs.

Main arbor post for hammock chair hanging

Swing Safe

For the safest and most relaxing experience, never hang a hammock chair on a beam or branch that shows signs of rotting, no matter how strong it may appear!


For even more fun, springs give hammock chairs and extra bounce! Even if you don't have one now, you can easily add a spring later if you like! Just attach one end of the spring to the hook and the other end to the hammock and you're ready for some bounce!

Weight Considerations

When hanging a hammock chair, remember that it is only as strong as its weakest point. We recommended that the straps or rope that you use are rated to hold 1000 lbs or more.

Now grab a cold drink, because it's time to sit back and relax in your new hammock chair!

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