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How to Make a Hammock Chair Using 550 Paracord

In this video by Intense Anglers, you'll learn how to make a chair using your 550 paracord. Try making this chair using your 550 paracord the next time you’re out camping and find yourself without a chair. It'll take just under thirty minutes to make a chair like this.

It is pretty common to be out camping and have a chair break. It can be pretty frustrating, but you can make a chair using your 550 paracord. It will take you less than thirty minutes to create this chair and weighs next to nothing. You can keep it with your gear and always have it on hand. This DIY project has more uses than just a chair. You can use it as a gear loft, a makeshift cargo net or bush pack, and even a lashing system to attach gear to the outside of your pack.

To make this chair you will need nine 8’ lengths, and two 6’ lengths of paracord. Find two trees that are about 5’ apart, and take your two 6’ lengths and tie them to the two trees about 4’ apart, with the top strand at eye level.  A simple double not will work. Next take one of the nine 8’ lengths of paracord and fold it in half. There should be a loop at the top. Take the loop about 4” from the tree, and work behind the top horizontal cord and then back towards you. Then take two ends of the same cord through the loop and pull the knot down tight against the horizontal cord.  Put the remaining eight cords on the same way approximately 6” apart. There should be two strands for each cord put on.

Once all nine lengths of cord are tied on, take the inside strand of the first cord and the first strand of the second cord, and put them together creating a “v”. Tie them in place with a simple overhand knot.  Proceed, taking the second strand of the second cord and the first strand of the third cord and tie them in the same way as the first knot. Try to keep the knots in an even line with the “v” shape at the top remaining about the same size. Continue tying strands together using the technique just described until you have reached the first cord and have one strand left.

Now take the outside strand of the first cord and the first strand of the first knot in the previous row and tie them the same was as discussed for the first row. You will be creating diamond shapes from here until you attach it at the end. Continue tying knots in rows until you are a few inches from the bottom horizontal cord.

Once you reach the bottom horizontal cord, take the remaining ends of the first cord and loop them over the horizontal cord from back to front, keeping the ends on the outside. Then tie the ends together using a square knot. Repeat for the remaining eight cords. Trim the ends of each cord as close as possible to the knot and melt the ends into it. The last thing to do is cut the horizontal lines at each corner one at a time. Once you cut cord at a corner, tie an over hand knot over the horizontal line on the inside of the first “v”. Now your chair is ready to be suspended, and you can relax.  TITAN WarriorCord is the perfect parachute cord for a project like this.  Try it today!