This link brings you to a very straightforward website on how to make your own hammock. When yoou think about it- Does it really make sense to buy a hammock if its something that would only take you a Sunday afternoon to complete? Google ‘hammocks for sale’, and the first 3-5 links will display for you, hammocks on sale from ~ $75-$400. Supplies could undoubtfully be replaced by cheaper, salvaged alternative materials, and with a little time, a you could make your own hammock. the instructions are illustrated black and white, nothing too complex. Really, it seems like tying it together is the hardest part. So what’s this gotta do with porches? I don’t know, I guess it contributes to the porches aura- however you want to define that, and if i had a porch, i’d simply want a hammock.