Hammocks make for the ultimate backyard "staycation." Nothing says summer quite like reading a book in a hammock! This free-standing wood hammock stand uses basic, pressure-treated wood posts, deck screws, and 45-degree angles to create a custom-looking stand for about $60 — much less than the average cost of a store-bought hammock base! This project creates a hammock base that's 13-feet long from eye bolt to eye bolt, making it the perfect length for 11-foot-long hammocks.
We could put pillars like this around the patio and use for hammocks or strings of lights during the night or when hammocks aren't being used. Or even do the trellis idea on a couple of them for permanent vines and lights. We could also use tension rod and outdoor curtains for removable shade/privacy blinds when hammock is down.