You guys voted and given the choice of a fire-pit, hot tub or hanging bed, to put under the Hawaii Treehouse you guys overwhelmingly chose the hanging bed. I looked into it and the hanging beds you see all over Pinterest are upwards of $5,000! So I set out to build my own much, much cheaper version.
1. Find a trampoline. The space under the trampoline is 15′ x 15′ which means the standard 12′ – 14′ trampolines were too big. I ended up using a 7 1/2 foot hexagon kiddie trampoline. First you’re going to assemble it without the legs. If you’re reusing an old trampoline just take the legs off.
2. I flipped the trampoline upside down so that the legs would be in the air if they were still attached. This is the way you hang it. I fed the rope through those little metal stubs that are for the legs.
3. I used a heavy-duty chain to wraparound a beam and used a big quick link to tie together.
4. After I measured how far off the ground (chair height is good) to the beam I doubled it and then added 2′ of slack to work with. I have six leg holes to work with so I cut three really long pieces of rope. I then thread of the rope down through one leg leaving slack and up through The chain and back down to the opposite leg leaving slack. I repeated that three times. Then taking the slack from every side I pulled up into position and I threaded the rope into itself. I’m sure there’s a number of ways that you could tie it off including a big not at the bottom but this was the easiest way for me.
5. I bought an inexpensive memory foam topper and I cut it to the shape of my trampoline. I then sewed a cover out of an indoor outdoor fabric using the frame as a pattern. I basically cut a hexagon of fabric and then sewed flat pieces to go over the side and ties that would keep it in place. than I added mosquito netting to complete the dreamy look!