Exactly How to Build A Swing in About an Hour
The materials list includes:
2 – 1” Circle Screw Bolts
5 – 4x4x8 Posts
1 – 2x6x8 Board
4 – 9” x ½” Bolts
6 to 8 – 4” Wood Screws
5/8” Auger Bit (preferable 7 1/2” long)
Of course you will need a drill, saw, and rubber mallet.
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London DIY Man on Apr 15, 2020
I am constructing one using 12' poles and will anchor them in the ground with post and fence cement. The swing beam will be 100" above the ground making it easy for the adult person to enjoy the swing without having feet and legs folded underneath swing. I purchased a ready made swing with vinyl coated chains and rubber seat. The chain/seat assembly is 72" in length. The assembly comes with bolts and washers and nuts. These are attached by drilling through the swing beam. I was concerned about the screw circle bolts not standing the rigours of an adult.
Jason Milich on May 20, 2020
I made this. I needed an extra 2 by 6 beam all the way across the back for stability. It is great and i love it. I have an adult sized swing on it and it holds at least 500 lbs with no issues.
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Jason Milich on May 21, 2020
Yes, to your second question. It is about 3 inches down on the back side. Please note that I am not at all "handy" so there may have been a better way to stabilize it that did not occur to me.
Where did you get the horse swing in the first picture?
How sturdy is this? I want to build a swinging seat to hold 2 adults and I am wondering if this is strong enough to support the weight.
How do you measure to do the first set of bolts, where the boards cross?