A swing should not be missing in a garden where children play. Do-it-yourselfers can build a stable wooden swing relatively easily. First and foremost, it is important that the swing is stable and stable. Therefore, you should of course first test the safety of the swing you have built yourself. The instructions for building the wooden swing can be found here.
Build your own wooden swing step by step
- 4 round beams 300 cm
- 2 round beams 150 cm
- 1 round beam 200 cm
- Seat board
- Threaded bolts / nuts / washers
- round suspension bolts / nuts / washers
- Drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *)
- Mason Bucket
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1. Build a swing frame
Two of the long logs are connected with a short log. To do this, drill holes at the appropriate height. At the top, the timbers should cross each other at a height of about 250 centimeters. At this point, both pieces of wood are drilled through and screwed together with a bolt. Then the lower cross beam is also fastened with bolts in the holes provided.
When both side parts have been connected in this way, the upper cross beam comes between the crossed round timbers. It is also secured with bolts, washers and nuts.
2. Concrete the frame
Place the swing in the space provided and mark the four positions. Then dig the soil at least two inches deep. The lower part is filled with gravel about 20 centimeters high. This ensures drainage. When you have compacted the split in all four holes, you can put the swing inside.
Then the hole is concreted up to the top with a mixture of cement and sand. When the concrete has hardened, you can sprinkle some grit on top so that the wood does not come into contact with the soil later.
3. Hang up the swing
You must now drill two holes at the top of the crossbeam at the latest. The hanging bolt with the round end is passed through these holes and secured from above with a washer and a nut. Wooden rocking boards are usually available with pre-drilled holes. This guides the rope and tied it down at the bottom.Tips & Tricks If you don’t dare to do it yourself, there are similar models to buy completely in stores. However, you must also set the kits in concrete deep enough so that the children do not fall over with the beautiful new swing and are seriously injured.