Refurbished/Recycled Trampoline Swing!

Sandra Brosius
by Sandra Brosius
7 Materials
2 Days

"Galley Kitchen Walls 28 years of Blah" was our previous project here on Hometalk. We just finished putting together my outdoor Swing! I have been planning this for a while. It took some coaxing but Brad came around. So for just under approx $190.00 we made it happen. We did ask friends for help. Louis decided that pizza was payment enough to assist us. The steel Bracket that sells on the internet for $600 we got for free thru great friends. Without Leslie & Mark Detlefsen (welder) & Louis it would not have happened. I rated this "medium" difficulty because of the heavy lifting in the Florida heat. You can also use Swing Set brackets that accommodate 4x4 beams at the big box stores or from Amazon.icon

My Aussie Taylor doing his photo bomb.

With all the supplies I painted the bottom 6 inches of each beam with Flex Seal & painted the Colonial red house trim paint on the upper bracket & beams. My helpers, hubby Brad & Lewis erected the beams into place. Brad, Louis & I put the trampoline together. Those springs are a bugger. Watch a youtube video to see how the springs are connected. Then came the ropes & boy scout knots. We used a "level" & guessed at the height we wanted. The round frame had metal notches where the upper screen posts would normally go to keep kids from flying off. The rope was tied thru & around those notches. This took one day only because we had all the supplies we needed. Prep is everything. I wanted purple but Brad wanted it to match the house Colonial red it is. You know I'm going to glam it up with red pool noodles, a red screen canopy net & little red solar lights. Oh yea!

4 - 4x4x12 treated beams & free Bracket.
Rope/U Bolt. We didn't use the "i" bolts.
Before all the springs were connected
Much needed break after wrestling the springs
The notches I spoke of earlier
My loving hubby hanging the swing
TaDah! We were swingin..
20 Red pool noodles thru
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  • Kathy Wright Monroe Kathy Wright Monroe on Mar 27, 2019

    Did you buy the entire trampoline or just the rubber and springs

  • Janice Mack Janice Mack on Mar 27, 2019

    Not a question really but a suggestion - wonder if you could do a mosquito netting and or annitber fabric type covering to encase the swing at least partially for a shaded lounging swing?

  • Katen Katen on Dec 23, 2023

    This looks more fun than a trampoline to me. Could littles (50 lbs or less still bounce on it, with supervision? I’d take a nap on it in a heartbeat

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  • Lionnessone Lionnessone on Jan 04, 2021

    Suggestion, place the netting on the outside of the swing poles will give you more room to enter/exit.

    That way you will have an easy way to enter the swing and the netting will not get tangle/blow and get caught around the ties or screws while in use.

    • Sandra Brosius Sandra Brosius on Jan 04, 2021

      We finally added the military grade netting!! Please see the new pic!!!

  • Brandy Brandy on Jan 06, 2022

    I did something similiar...... Only I hung mine from a tree in the woods not far from the house. To have a peaceful spot to lounge back & enjoy nature or read a book. Love it !