How to make a swing with his own hands

How to make a swing with his own hands: instructions with photos

Garden swings with his hands to make easy, if you know how to handle the tools c. Perform all work can be for one or two days.

Construct can be virtually anything that comes handy:

  • Wood: bars, trimming, logs, planks on boxes, planks, rails, benches.
  • Metal: pipes, profiles, rods, wires, chains, rings, hooks, sheets.
  • Plastic: boxes, chairs, hoops and tubes.
  • Molded parts from sewage: tees, elbows.
  • Bearings.
  • Cordage, ropes.
  • Tires.
  • Dense fabric, tarpaulin.
  • Housing and seat of old cars and motorcycles.

As you can see, you can go on forever, but we limit ourselves to this list.

To properly make a garden swing with your hands, you must first prepare the design and construction drawings of the future, on the basis of material available in your presence. If your intention is to make metal garden swing, but the details are missing - you can ask them to our neighbors, friends, or make them a different material, such as wood.

Prepare a pencil (pen) eraser, ruler, paper and a protractor. They need not only for drafting but also in the subsequent marking of parts. If you can not immediately begin drawing (do not know where to start), then simply scribble drawing swing, "as you see it." A drawing will be much easier to draw.

Do not think that you are wasting time in vain, prorisovyvaya all the details. At the stage of construction, you do not just have to refer to the drawing.

Installation of support can be carried out in different ways:

  1. Set the two vertical rod or tube.
  2. To dig two large letter L.
  3. Put two A-shaped structure.
  4. Mount the support like the letter H.

The photo shows the different types of installation. As you can see, and the beam is also mounted in different ways. In addition to these methods of fastening, for example, in the first picture, it is possible to drill and install the rack at the top of metal pipe or a thick rod. As it is used on a cart or trailer axle.

If you made a rack of wide boards - can be drilled and install it in the hole bearings. On both sides to close them holed metal sheets, which are nailed on the board. The holes must be inserted or pressed into the rod.

A more advanced method involves fixing horizontally special design, is placed on the pillars formed by welding of the three segments of metal pipes.

There are several options for mounting the supports:

  1. Set on the ground or to dig into it. bad option. Because of the damp end of the timber will rot, and everything will collapse to the ground.
  2. Butt wrap polyethylene or stain the support.
  3. Concreted support.
  4. Set on a special podium or terrace.

The second and third embodiments are more acceptable. Wrap end it is necessary so that the film extends outwardly 20-50 cm. This prevents the bottom of the column protruding from moisture winter (drifts). The same must be done, and by pouring the cement column. Formwork must protrude from the ground.

Suspension and attachment structure

To ensure that children and especially adults (due to the greater weight) did not fall, you need to securely suspend the swing. For this we need to find:

  • sufficiently strong ropes - can apply straps of a parachute (kept at 150 kg) or climbing ropes;
  • chain - fit, even those that tie the dogs, but preferably thicker;
  • long thick wire or metal rods caliber not less than 10 mm.

Mounts can be quite different:

  • Rope. Throw a rope over the crossbar and fasten the seat bottom. Or stretch across the saddle and tie a knot at the top.
  • Hook or ring.

In the second method, there are several options:

The first two are designed to wrap shaped beams: rectangular and round. They represent a kind of collars with hooks.

The last two are intended to strengthen the hooks or rings in the through hole of the crossbar.

Classic board and polubrevna on a swing for a long time over the pall.

We will talk about several alternative methods of manufacturing of seats on a swing. They are easy to make and will not take much time.

The easiest way - to use the old chairs or benches of any material, in which the legs are broken. It is beautiful and practical. There are several ways of securing on a swing:

  1. The chair seat (blue) drill hole 4, skipping ropes in them and the bottom tie rod or a thin tube of metal. He would not let the rope slip back.
  2. To seat (yellow) fasten or nailed plates, they are drilled. Threaded holes in the ropes and tying knots large. For the safety of such sites can do to prevent them from unraveling and pass through the hole. Better to just tie the rope end of the board.
  3. Instead of holes in the seat Scrollsaw grooves and grabs a rope chair (pink). But the child can jump, rope disengage and slip off to the side. To the rope has jumped from below fills the board.

It is possible to make the seat of canvas or cloth, but it is not very convenient, since bows sitting on both sides, squeezing it. For convenience, you can install the seat of the spacer on the rope or chain and then the degree of wrap decreases.

Psevdosidene manufacture of tires. Hang it on a rope. The sector is facing the ground, huddled soft unnecessary things.

For convenience, take the large tires, for example, the rear wheels of the tractor.

Hoop as seats. Take a hula-hoop and swing the rope in diameter:

If this is difficult for you can put in the center of the hoop ring and thread the rope through it. First, install a small circle in the center and reinforce one string to the end of his two were on the same side. Then fasten the string on the opposite side. And so on.

Apply for this sturdy old basin, tub or trough.

But just sitting in a tree, plastic or metal is not very nice. For greater convenience, you can put on a seat cushion for a garden swing, made of foam and covered with a dense fabric or leather. If the assembly to make a soft seat prudently, then no pillows no longer needed.

How to make a garden swing from a tree

They represent seat made of any suitable material, suspended from one or two ropes in bitches.

From the photos it is clear that the rope can be tied in different ways, as long as they do not slide:

  • on the left side of the two rope thrown over a branch and secured at the bottom with four nodes;
  • on the top right of the figure one rope is hung on a hook;
  • on the ground - two ropes hanging from hooks.

Run swings completely out of pieces of wood. That is, to make the support and the crossbar of the boards or logs, and the seat of boards, rails or wooden benches and set as specified above.

If you pour the foundation, fix it downed a special shield, podium and set a swing - will be even better. After all, the support and the shield does not touch the ground. Especially between the shield and the foundation establish additional boards that provide ventilation board.

Drawings of two designs, we present below.

As you can see wooden garden swing to perform is not too difficult.

How to make a garden metal swing

Typically, weldment performed with the letter P on which the seat is suspended via hooks or clamps through.

It is made of tubes of caliber not less than 5 cm. You can simply to dig or concreted two riser in the pre-drilled holes to insert the axis of the broad wheelbarrows or carts and secure it impaled wheels.

The axle can be welded wire with swings, as will rotate freely axis. For added effect, you can install it on the bearings, as mentioned above.

To perform the second option, you need to cook something resembling the roof. All clear on the drawing.

This type of design can be performed from the profile. Immediately warned - not drywall. The very thin profile can not withstand the rocking man. It is designed for stationary load.

Commercially available tube of rectangular profile, T-bars, I-beam. Here one can make a swing. Their appearance is no different from the other of the above structures.

The following embodiments perform more complex because of the need for them to bend a pipe or several pieces welded together.

For bending pipes can apply a proven method:

  • prepared mandrel;
  • tube tightly rammed sand and stoppers (wood);
  • then gently bend over the mandrel support future.

These structures are different in that they can easily move or be moved. However, this may require 2-4 persons.

Usually, rocking designs require single, rarely double option. But now the fashion went 3-bedded garden swing.

Installation of racks and hanging from her identical to the above, but the width is much greater.

For its implementation need to make a special elongated seat that could accommodate three people, and install the rack at least 2 m.

The seat can be performed in two ways:

  1. Classic - all sit facing in the same direction.
  2. Modern - the average rider, looking in the opposite direction.

Consider the first embodiment. It is easy to perform. For making it possible to even hang a bench that can be seen in parks. But due to its great weight to do so not worth it. It is better to make the most spetssidene.

It can be made of aluminum tubing or wood. Below is the order of three-seat assembly. Its length - 1500 mm or more, width and height of the back - 500-600 mm.

Wooden swing with your hands (video)

Through our recommendations, you now know how to make homemade garden swing for your family, friends and neighbors.

Children swings with his hands

To take a break from everyday life in a quiet and cozy atmosphere, as well as to please your baby, we suggest you build a swing with his own hands. After all, they not only play the role of recreation element, but also a positive impact on family relationships.

All swings can be classified by the number of rotary axes:

  • On one axis of rotation. Such swings are simple to perform and are the easiest one. seat movement occurs exclusively back and forth perpendicular to the beam, on which the structure is placed. The minimum height from the ground to the seat in this case is 35 cm.

  • With multiple axes of rotation. In this case, the added movement of the seat sides to the side. Such a structure is quite laborious. Suitable for older children. The distance from the seat to the ground is the same - 35 cm.

  • From one point of suspension. The elements with which swing are set in motion, - a chain or rope - converge at one point under the crossbar. In this case, the distance from the ground to the seat and from the seat to the support structure is 40 cm.

They are also divided according to purpose:

  • Mobile. This variant of the game has a simple and lightweight construction, constructive, making it easy to carry from one place to another. For example, at a convenient place for the game: even in the house, even outside in Tenek.
  • Family. They have tremendous heavy construction. At first sight, it is a bench without supporting elements with a high backrest. On such a swing can fit the whole family. For its fastening is used U-shaped design, and as fixation - different chain other than strength or cables. This kind of game can be built to cover the tent or build a roof over it - and even ride under the rain.
  • Baby. This category is designed as a swing boats or suspended seat. Guys will be able to ride on them only when adults are close by with wearing a seat belt.

Differentiation of constructive type:

  • Hammock. Fixing occurs by a metal bar. It can, of course, be replaced by a solid lower branch of a tree, on the condition that it is fairly straightforward. The weight that can withstand hammock construction is approximately two hundred kilograms. When using this constructive can feel flying over the earth. Very popular this option have to read books lovers.
  • Single. They have a variety of designs. Do not need to install additional crossbar. Feature - easy to install, so this kind of swings can be installed anywhere. different material is used for design.
  • Sunbeds. This system accommodates three people: one child and two adults. The configuration of the swing is such that its fixation only necessary at one point, so it can be installed in the apartment. The strength of such a product, despite the apparent ease is quite high due to the metal alloy.
  • Suspended. This constructive embodiment is performed normally swings from the seat and several strong ropes or chains. Fastening rope elements occurs on each side. The dimensions of the product are varied: they depend on the materials used. Distinctive design characteristics are strength, lightness and comfort.

Before making the swing must first prepare the required tools and materials. So, what we need:

  • Files for sandpaper and metal.
  • Welding machine.
  • Electrodes.
  • Packaging for solution.
  • The components for producing the solution - gravel, water, cement, sand.
  • Fasteners - bolts, nuts.
  • Pipes made of metal.
  • Spanners.
  • Shovel.
  • Grinder discs on the metal surface.

After all preparations are made moments must embody plan on paper. To do this, you need to understand how the design swing, we will do.

Having defined the form factor and the type of swing, visualize them awake, as if you were already on their swing. And now is the time to draw them. After completing the sketch, it is recommended to look more like it on the Internet. Indeed, both drawings may be unique, as well as those which have already performed work. Better not "reinvent the wheel" and get ready options - so you save time and effort.

Here are some drawings of options with which you will be able to carry out the construction of a swing for the children.


For the manufacture of wooden rocking elements need the following material:

  • Glulam 8x8 or 10x10 cm.
  • Plywood thicker.
  • Solid wood.
  • Board.
  • Chains, nuts, bolts, screws, screws, studs.
  • Using a drill, tearing 2 1-1.5 pit depth and diameter 20 cm.
  • Cases do pits of tar paper.
  • Throws the remnants of bricks or large stones in the hole and fill it with concrete.
  • Once the concrete has set firmly, install metal corners for installation of supports.
  • The above-ground component of concrete substrates must be sanded and painted in bright shade.
  • Contractible basis screws (120 mm). To do this, first we make a propyl in the rod and set the pins. Using a hacksaw Scrollsaw spacers and fasten them to the structure by means of pins.
  • Using screws, making the seat of thick plywood. Lacquered, and fasten the chain side.
  • The poles make cuts and set mounted on the corners.
  • Dangle seat.

How to make a wooden swing with your hands you can learn from the following video.

They swing from tree ready.

Here we'll show you how to perform the metal swing in bearings with their own hands.

In order to lay the support we will need:

  • 74th metal pipe - 2 pcs.
  • Bearings - 2 pcs.
  • 15th tube - 1 pc.
  • Cement mortar.
  • Shovel.
  • Sand.
  • Welding machine.
  • Iron strip 7cm - 1pc.
  • The thick tubes make the holes at the top. It is necessary to lay them off.
  • Preparing the cement slurry.
  • We dig holes for the support.
  • In-Ground posts and concreting.
  • Set on the bar 2 bearing limiters of the steel strip. They must be welded to restrict bearing movement from side to side.
  • We set the bar on the support. It also welds.

The list of necessary materials and tools for the organization under the new seat swing:Welding machine.

  • A hammer.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Angle machine.
  • Bender.
  • Roulette.
  • 32th tube - 8m.
  • Chain - 6m.
  • Board 314h25 cm.
  • The strip of steel length 341 cm.
  • Carbine Chain - 2 pcs.
  • for carbines Bolts - 2 pcs.
  • The dye composition and water-repellent fluid.
  • Screws small - 42 pcs.

The process of manufacturing seats:

  • Pipe bends as desired and cook using the welding machine frame.
  • Treat the wood surface water-repellent liquid and paint the conventional outdoor paint.
  • Inserted into the frame and fasten the wooden surface so that it is firmly held. This can be done with the help of a metal strip, welded it in a few places behind the seats at the sides and horizontally along the seat.
  • Chains with bolts carbines.
  • The bearings and chains are also held together by bolts through the iron bars specially bent hammer for the job. The size of the strips is about 20 cm.

Now you can use the swings.

The configuration of such swing can be varied. Here are some of them:

  • bungee - the most simple design. It is made of a rope tied at both ends. Top should be solid crossbar, and the bottom - plate or round bar.
  • Swing from tires - Alternatively, similar to the previous one. It is suspended in a vertical position and the horizontal. They can make fantastic shapes, which gives a boost to the creative process of creating a unique design of the swing.
  • Another option - a board or a piece of canvas suspended from both sides of the edges symmetrically on two ropes or chains.
  • With wide seats. Such a variant normally held by four ropes or chains. Instead of wide seats can be used old chairs without legs, pallets and even benches.
  • Soft swing. Its design reminiscent of a hammock. They can also be made of fabric and wooden sticks or woven rope.

One option Swings will be discussed in the next section of this article.

This children's entertainment option can be installed in the country - the kids really enjoy it.

  • Gain on the metal market springs truck with a minimum height of 35 cm - this is our spring.
  • We dig a hole under our spring.
  • Putting anchor: for this we need the cross-piece (can be used with 20 mm diameter rebar) and a pipe length of 50-60 cm These two elements to be welded..
  • Secured using anchor lug and spring.
  • We drop into the pit anchor, align and pour concrete.
  • Welded lug to the spring. This is necessary for fixing the swing body.
  • Take the drawing paper and a looming housing configuration required - it all depends on your imagination. Do not forget about the pens for which the child will stay in the process of riding.
  • Translate drawing on the plywood and cut it out using a jigsaw.
  • Fastened to the boss body via metal strips 30x4 mm dimensions and bolts.
  • Coloring swing in bright colors.

For more information about how to make their own hands swing on the spring, you can also learn from the videos below.

Now you can use the swings.

Any self-made structure that is used at home children must meet certain security requirements. This also applies to the swing, made with his own hands.

  • Material. It must be environmentally safe. It is desirable to use natural materials. For example, the perfect tree. And at home - it is also a good microclimate, which positively affect the health of your children.
  • Order. After the child ride on the swing, they must be removed. Stay close to him while riding.
  • swing elements should not be traumatic. Hands and feet should not they get confused and stuck.
  • Workmanship. The entire surface of the swing should be different smoothness - grind it well and free from knots.

Before embarking on the production, it is necessary to define the space, where there will be a swing, and prepare all the necessary materials.

The materials that we need for the production of accessories for skiing:

  • Plywood (plaque) with the dimensions 400x400 mm, for the manufacture of seats.
  • Limiting 400h65h20 strips with dimensions 5 mm pieces.
  • Copper tube 4 pcs. diameter 20 mm: two 65 mm long and 2 mm in length 125.
  • Rope length of 6 m.
  • Board seating and straps should be treated pre-plane. Sharp and protruding parts must be removed.
  • We drilled holes in the 4 corners of the seat at a distance of 40 mm from the edges. The diameter of the holes should be 6-10 mm. Rods delimiter also must be drilled with same distance to the brim. Recall that there are only 5: 2 go to the back, 2 - on the sides and 1 - in front.
  • Putting the entire structure. To do this, put your string through all holes and fix reliable nodes.
  • We hang the swings and color.

Swing for the house ready.

Here are a few rules by which your child will be safe while riding:

  • If one assumes swing structure suspension point, its fastening elements must be designed so as to prevent twisting of the rope or chain in oscillation.
  • If the pendant chain components used, it must be sheathed. For help may come unwanted garden hoses. It is necessary that the child's fingers are not caught in the chain.
  • Placing two reeling devices on the frame is not allowed. In this case, children may encounter while rocking.
  • Secure landing zone. Incised bark or sand to soften the blow when the possibility of falling.
  • Take a seat easy. To this end, suitable plastic, rubber or wood.
  • The seat must be different springy qualities. Bumpers, rubber repulsed - a perfectly acceptable option. This should protect children under the stress of the swing.
  • The perimeter of the area for the landing should not be plants that could harm the baby.
  • All wooden components are carefully processed by a plane, grind and apply a varnish. So children will be warned from getting splinters and scratches.
  • All protruding parts in the form of bolts and nails and other metal parts of the hammer in a tree.
  • Of safer designs seesaw stand L- and A-frame shape. This is due to the fact that in this case the design load is lower than in the other forms. The greater the distance between the vertical supports, the constructive reliable, and the less part wear while using swings.
  • Carbines Swings tend to wear out quickly - once a year, they should be changed. Use hooks with plastic inserts, so they will be protected against wear.
  • Do not use hooks instead of rifles. they can break, and the child will suffer in the process of active swinging.
  • The place where the rope contacts and mount, better lubricated with machine oil. From this it will increase service life.
  • Location of children's swings options must meet the safety requirements. This should be a place beyond vertical obstacles: walls, fences, trees and all kinds of buildings. When swinging the probability of injury child. Additionally examine the surrounding area for any sharp and cutting items - they should not be.

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Garden swings with his hands

Sorry, but we live in the time of the established principles and stereotypes. Here's one: swing - the invention exclusively for children's fun. "And how do we ... 9raquo?; - ask adults. And they will be right. After all, this wonderful invention, installed in the garden, will be not only a source of entertainment for children, but also a place of fun and pleasure of their parents.

No wonder, in the field of psychology and medical scientists in the last century have shown that repetitive light swinging a beneficial effect on the state of the human body, its nervous system. Therefore, to make garden swing with their hands at their summer cottage - is to receive the next big "portion of health." And representatives of today's younger generation, probably, would have added - "to feel the buzz and drive."

Buy it, no doubt, a useful acquisition for the garden plot can be in many specialty stores, ordered online. However, no such holiday "magazinnyy9raquo; attribute will not fully meet the needs and requirements of the hosts.

It is quite another - garden swing, hand made drawing on their own, taking into account the wishes of all users, unique and original.

How to make a garden swing with your hands? Before we answer this question, we must determine the choice of location for their installation in the country, as well as to understand the drawings.

It is recommended to choose a flat area of ‚Äč‚Äčland to facilitate the installation process, and, preferably, behind the house, so as not to be distracted by all sorts of household stuff in a restful, relaxing.

In the vicinity should not be buildings, trees and fences. Otherwise, instead of relaxing, you can get injured.

The choice of material for each such attribute suburban host garden plot in its own free. Make garden metal swing with your hands can those who are familiar with the welding business, who has a welding machine. Yes. This design will be "supernadozhnaya9raquo ;, for centuries. But the Russian people, after all, closer to the tree (can not remember "Russian birch"?). Because the majority prefers a wooden garden swing, made with his own hands.

Tools and materials needed

To make a wooden swing, you need the most affordable set of tools and materials:

  • pine (another possible timber) bars (100x100 or the like.);
  • seating board (yardage boards and beams is determined at the place or drawing);
  • hacksaw;
  • a hammer;
  • Drill, screwdriver;
  • roulette;
  • screws, nails;
  • chain (strong rope) hooks;
  • concrete mortar.

The most common design of this holiday attribute, if you look at photos of garden swing, made with his own hands, on our website - "L9raquo; - shaped. The high points of the side supports in the form of isosceles triangles connected by a crossbar, to which the seat is suspended.

Step by step instructions for the manufacture of garden swing

Well, now the answer to the question - how to make the original garden swing with your hands?

The preformed pits are set at an angle to each other and the side supports are filled with concrete mortar.

The design should be reliable, so the pit depth recommended minimum of 1.0 m. The ends of the boards treated with tar or bitumen varnish.

To increase the rigidity of side frames mounted therebetween and horizontal crossbar fixed at their corners by metal screws.

In the upper part (at the convergence of beams) are mounted fixing laths of plywood in the form of isosceles trapezoids.

Between the side "L9raquo; - Shank mounted crossbar attached to and big nails through the clamps.

The crossbar for fastening chains screwed powerful screws with welded rings to them.

These carabiners attached chain.

Their length is selected depending on wobble amplitude swing.

The last thing to secure the seat circuits.

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A good photo report. The design is simple and reliable. Only here in the land of the wood tends to rot. Before concreting would be nice to go a waterproofing compound. And it's cool, thank you))

Indeed, a very good article, plus the previous speaker! I now liked photos before and after the construction of garden swings with his hands. On the one hand it seems that it's very simple, but on the other hand I understand that if at his dacha start a fence will take a week at least, because I'm not a techie, but I like tinkering with his own hands. But very much hope that with your clear description, detailed diagrams with dimensions and materials which will be necessary, I am very easy to cope with the job!

Thank you very much for such detailed instructions with photos and drawings, and then I was looking for how to make a garden swing on their own, and could not find a suitable material. And here all the details and clear! This summer, the construction of such'll definitely swing! If it is possible, then you will throw off the Editor photos and video of what happened!

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