|Adult Tree Swing|
This is a VERY simple tree swing that was inexpensive to build. I spent about $30 on lumber, a clamp and paint. I'll use the clamp on a million other projects so it's probably not fair to include it in the cost of this build. Without the clamp this project cost $16. (I already had the rope).
|Gather your supplies!|
For this project you will need:
2x4 wood planks
3/4" paddle bit
8 - 2.5" Wood Screws
2.5" Kreg Screws
Paint (I used spray paint)
Rope (read the weight limit carefully)
I had the hardware store cut my wood to size. I has 1-2x4 cut into 2- 36" sections. I had 1-2x3 cut into 1- 36" section and 2 - 9" sections.
Back at home I used the kreg jig to drill pocket holes in the wood
|drill pocket holes|
I drilled pocket holes along the edges to be joined. There was no real rhyme or reason for my placement of the holes.
|Glue the boards before your screw them together|
|Clamp the boards together|
|Screw the boards together|
Screw the wood together via the pocket holes. Leave everything to dry over night.
|Paddle bit for rope holes|
|Drill holes for the rope|
|Sand the swing|
|High Gloss Paint|
Once the paint is dry the swing is ready to hang!!
I had not anticipated how heavy the swing would be. Because this swing is 3 feet wide, it's VERY heavy! My rope will support 500 lbs, so it's fine.
|Thread the rope through the holes on the swing|
Finally - there are ALL KINDS of youtube videos on how to property hang a tree swing. My version is not fancy AT ALL. I tossed a weighted rope over a strong branch and hung the swing. I tied each end of the rope with a bunch of knots so that it would not fall.
|Simple Hanging strategy|
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