I am planning a project using simple 1" x 2" pieces of wood and attaching a length of textile between the planks.
The wood will be about 12 inches long, and the fabric will go from long-edge to long edge and up to 3-4 feet wide. So, 12 inch by 36-46 inch pieces of fabric.
The ends of the fabric will be flush with the outer edges of the wood, and each end will be sandwiched between two of the pieces of wood.
Once everything is assembled, the fabric will be taut, but still flexible, and need to support up to 40 pounds without the fabric tearing from screws I use to attach the top and bottom wood strips to one another.
I want to be able to attach the fabric to the wood, without having to use glue. I want to be able to swap out the fabric with different lengths as desired, or attach multiple pieces that branch out in different directions. Some type of eyelet protector comes to mind, but I'm not sure how to attach one to a pre-made hole.
Here's a 2-minute diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:
This is the view you would see from the side, once this hammock/shelf is attached to a wall. The brown pieces are the woods sandwiching the blue fabric, and the grey parts are the screws/bolts I will be putting through the wood and fabric.
For those curious, I have been inspired by some cat shelf/highway products, but am not satisfied with the appearance of them. I want to make something myself that is functional and pretty. But, since living creatures will be playing and sleeping on these modular pieces, safety is of the utmost import.