Hanging a hammock swing from roof rafter


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Old 05-29-23, 12:22 PM
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Hanging a hammock swing from roof rafter

Hello,

I'd like to hang a hammock swing from a roof rafter in my porch but I don't know if the rafters are strong enough or appropriate to hang from. If I use a mounting bracket like this - https://a.co/d/hfmEV9l, is that different for mounting to the bottom of a rafter in the attached picture? The hammock supports 400 lbs so it wouldn't need to support more than that.

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Old 05-31-23, 07:41 AM
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Oops, I didn't realize I posted this without pictures.

Here's what I've come up with for mounting options. Are any of these viable and strong/safe enough to support a hanging hammock chair?

Option 1 - One bracket from one rafter:


Option 2 - Two brackets across two rafters:

Option 3 - a 2x6 or 4x4 brace screwed between two rafters with some kind of strap hung over it:


Thank you for your advice!
 
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Old 05-31-23, 08:16 AM
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Your last option would be best since it spreads the load between two rafters.
 
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Old 06-14-23, 03:44 AM
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Hmm yeah these look pretty thin. Joining the two (option three) would likely be the best option. Guess it all depends on what you weigh.
 
 

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