Front yard bench swing

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Project by OG51 posted 05-02-2018 11:48 PM 903 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve built several A frame swings in the past but wanted something a little different but still using 2×4 construction material to keep the cost down.

Wife loved it so a hit. No pattern. Just a rough idea in my head so started cutting a screwing pieces together. Again, not the way to do things but for one offs and prototyping a lot of fun.

Design-wise not perfect. I had to add the cross brace because I was getting a little twisting when all three of my girls got on there and stress testing it before I could yell at them to stop. They were trying to see how high they could swing with all three of them on there.

This is a gentle swing for a lazy mint julep afternoon. Not a jungle gym swing.

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#1 posted 05-03-2018 01:28 AM

Look wonderful swing, looks awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 05-03-2018 05:48 PM

Good project.

Should be years of relaxation for many people to enjoy.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-03-2018 10:42 PM

Thanks. It should last a few years as long as the girls stay off of it. :)

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#4 posted 05-04-2018 05:17 PM

Two thumbs up!

-- James E McIntyre

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