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DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table

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Is anyone else starting to feel the summer heat? We sure are! One of the only places that we are able to keep cool from the South Carolina sun is in our hammock, nestled right under a giant oak tree. We love laying in the hammock, but have been feeling the serious need for somewhere to set our snacks and drinks while hammocking. So, we decided to build a quick DIY outdoor hammock side table.

We are really planning a bigger makeover of this space (hopefully coming your way in July!) but in the mean time, we really need somewhere to set down our cups and snacks so we don’t keep spilling them all over ourselves while on the hammock (true story). After seriously considering some sort of hanging hammock cup holder, we had the “duh moment” of just building a raised side table at perfect hammock height. Here’s how we did it.

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table

What you need:

  • A base – we used a dried log approximately 8 inches wide and 3 feet tall
  • A top – we used a counter top remnant from our kitchen. Other ideas:
    • Melamine plate or tray
    • 1-2″ thick wood slice
    • Patio paver or tile
  • Gorilla glue
  • Shovel

What you do:

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

Dig a hole approximately six inches deep and slightly wider than the size of your base. This will secure the stand in place.

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

Insert the base and pack it in with dirt.

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

Top with a healthy amount of glue.

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

Place your tabletop of choice on top.

Allow to dry according to the glue’s directions.

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

Keep on hammocking, but this time, hands free!

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

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DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

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DIY Outdoor Hammock Side Table - Charleston Crafted

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Carol ("Mimi")

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Yes! Very clever. It's important to have your cold beverage and snacks close at hand while you're relaxing in the hammock. Well done! Have a wonderful summer! (P.S. - I'm in coastal GA, and I feel your pain regarding summer heat and humidity).