DIY Foot Hammock

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leanmusclemass
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DIY Foot Hammock

Postby leanmusclemass » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:20 pm

Hello again!

This is an adaptation of a product, which you can buy for about £8.00. It’s a gardeners’ folding kneeler and seat.

I’ve put it at the bottom of my bed, so that it’s in the ‘kneeler’ position (ie, legs in the air). I’ve then taken a long towel and knotted it across the legs, so that it forms a loop.

And that’s it. If you sleep a bit further down the bed than usual, your feet can slide into the towelling loop and ‘hang’ in mid air.

Give it a try! It might help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bad9WK0f ... e=youtu.be

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Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:44 pm

Do you know....... personally, I think I can see that this could be comfortable. :thumbup:
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Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Postby leanmusclemass » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:54 pm

It is quite. The problem I’m having now is attaching it firmly to bed or floor so it doesn’t move. But it feels lovely!

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Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:17 pm

I applaud your enthusiasm and determination. No doubt you will not be beaten and will work out a plan.
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Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Postby leanmusclemass » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks, Polar!

I’ve figured it out now: the problem was tipping and creeping. So I’ve tied the towel to the base of the bed: this gives you both a firm attachment and a natural division of the towel, so each foot is separate. I’ve out beach sandals under the arms of the kneeler, so it can’t move.

Dead nice. :0) Haven’t actually tried sleeping in it yet...

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Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Postby badnights » Fri May 10, 2013 10:13 am

You should send photos of this device to http://www.rlshelp.org/CopingPicturePage.htm
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