Dan330
Dan330
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  • Saint Paul, MN

DIY - Old Fashioned Tire Swing


If you have a large tree in your yard and some kids who enjoy swinging, here is a fun and relatively inexpensive project for you. All you need is an old tire which you can probably get for free from the local service station and a few pieces of hardware you can pick up at your local hardware store. You will need 3 zinc coated 1 inch link chains 4 1/2 ft long. You will also need 3 U-bolts (2 inch), one zinc
My grandkids love our tire swing. It is hung from a large oak tree on a hill so they get lots of height.
My grandkids love our tire swing. It is hung from a large oak tree on a hill so they get lots of height.
Here is the hardware you need. 3 two inch U-bolts, 3 four and a half foot long pieces of chain and a quick connect.
Here is the hardware you need. 3 two inch U-bolts, 3 four and a half foot long pieces of chain and a quick connect.
Placement of the swing is very important. Make sure there is plenty of room for those big circle swings.
Placement of the swing is very important. Make sure there is plenty of room for those big circle swings.
Don't forget to run the chain through the U-bolt before attaching to the tire.
Don't forget to run the chain through the U-bolt before attaching to the tire.
Push the U-bolt far enough down in the tire so that the threads don't show.
Push the U-bolt far enough down in the tire so that the threads don't show.
The finished product.
The finished product.
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  • Caselin Gray
    on Jul 15, 2015

    You can just get a bigger chain and tie that to the tree to

  • Kathleen
    on Feb 12, 2017

    Nothing says good old-fashioned fun like a classic tire swing! After swinging, check out the children's book HIGH IN THE SKY about a young child's imaginative adventures - all while riding on a tire swing. Lots of swinging activities at the back of the book too! Ask for this title at your local library or order your own copy at www.skippingstonepress.net. Let your imagination soar!

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