Creating the Hammock Stand: A Tour of the Journey
With just a few days left before we ship out our first hammock stand, we’re already a little nostalgic about the incredible journey that’s taken the Yellow Leaf hammock stand from a spark of imagination to solid reality! None of this would have been possible without our incredibly supportive, wildly imaginative early adopters and Kickstarter Backers, so we couldn’t be more excited to ship this customized, first-run, “limited edition” hammock stand to each and every one of you!
The Yellow Leaf Hammock Stand: Photographs of the Work in Progress!
Here at Yellow Leaf HQ, we wanted to share some of our favorite pictures from the 8-month process that brought the hammock stand to life. (Can you believe it’s only been 8 months since our up-and-coming hammock company decided to create an innovative piece of furniture? We dreamed that the hammock stand would be the means for people to hammock indoors, hammock year round, and hammock more often!! It is! And you guys made it possible!)
The hammock stand went from a pen & ink drawing to a computer model, became a movie star when we shot our Kickstarter video, sparked the imagination of our wonderful Kickstarter backers, came to life in miniature and finally emerged from our woodworker’s shop with beautiful hand-finished beams, perfectly powder-coated metal hardware and a modern, fresh aesthetic we can’t wait to share with the world!
Lo and behold….
A rendition of one of the first hammock stand concepts.
Thanks to our good friend and videographer, Matt Harkins, for making our Kickstarter video happen!
On the set of our Kickstarter shoot (aka, park in San Francisco) . Joe Demin, climbing up to set up some hammocks.
One of the many all nighters pulled editing the video!
You did it! We surpassed our goal! What an amazing day!
Shipping off our “Do Good. Relax.” tee shirts to our awesome (stylish) Kickstarter backers!
Look at all those Yellow Leaf Hammocks! Getting ready to ship custom hammocks off to some Kickstarter backers!
- Woody our hammock model testing out the first hammock prototype. He liked it some much we decided to actually build it!
Now the fun begins! Building the hammock stand!
Prototype One brought to life! You can compare the detail on this one to the final version. Now all the bolts are hidden and the “footprint” has shrunk!
Here we are testing out the hammock stand! The lucky testers included the B Corp office, the HUB Soma, and some lucky friends down in Santa Barbara, Calif.
After much testing, we found ways to improve the hammock stand! Next and final version – smaller footprint, more comfort, beautiful finish!
Here it is! After testing several prototypes, we’ve nailed it!
Over in the wood shop, building the final version of the hammock stand!
Oops, doesn’t fit! Looks like it’s back to the drawing board! You can’t always get it right the first time!
These are the brackets before powder coating…
And after powder coating!
Joe Demin literally driving to the finish line! Car packed with hammock stand parts picked up from the wood shop!