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DIY Children's Swing




DIY Children's Swing




Here is a simple and fairly cheap small swing for little toddlers under 40lbs.

Materials:
pressure treated 2x4 lumber
rope
1"x8"x6' pine board
eye bolts with nut and washer
wood screws

Here is a google sketchup that has the dimensions on it (I would post up the sketchup file but Picasa Web only allows images). The swing is pretty much self-explanatory. Cut lumber to length. Screw together. I left out the seats because you may want a wider or narrow seat. I went seats 13" wide. I probably should've made them a tad bit narrow, but oh well.


The frame is just made with 2x4 lumber to keep the cost down as 4x4s cost more. If the joints are built tightly you don't get much side to side play. The swing is not tall so the legs do not bend laterally much.

I used rope instead of chains because rope is way cheaper compared to chains. I also think that the rope will feel more pleasant to my kids hands.

Painting always makes any project look great. My daughter wanted purple and luckily I had two tones of purple. I think the frame looks much better with two colors instead of one solid color.

Hope you enjoyed this. Here are more pictures, please ignore the junks in the background.




 Weeeeeeeee!


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