12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy
Whether you use it for relaxation or for fun, many memories can be made around a backyard swing. If you’re looking to build your swing or purchase one, here are 12 options to consider.
A hanging chair swing on a shaded back patio will make for a relaxing afternoon. If you need to add some shade to your space, try a pergola.
Backyard swings come in a variety of different styles, such as these wooden porch sofa swings. Here are 10 pretty porch swings that may inspire you to build your own.
Traditional Wooden Swing
If you have a strong and sturdy piece of scrap wood, try making your own wooden backyard swings. This design would also work when hung from a backyard swing set.
Your family will get hours of entertainment out of this platform swing from Best Choice Products. The 40-inch by 30-inch platform is weather resistant and has a weight capacity of 220 pounds.
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You bought new tires for your car, now what to do with the old ones? Use one of those tires to make a backyard tire swing!
If you’re lucky enough to have a large tree next to a pond or lake, try a hand swing. Attach a strong stick that you’re able to grip to the end of a rope and use the swing to propel over the water and then jump in!
This backyard swing is double the fun. Use some wood to make a wide seat for a swing, attach some rope and hang it from a strong tree branch. Prune any other branches that may be in the way.
Try building your own porch swing. This weekend project will cost you several hundred dollars, depending on the materials you use. When you’re finished, you’ll have a lovely place to enjoy the summer breeze.
You don’t need much for a backyard swing. A thick, heavy rope with some large knots on the end can entertain kids of all ages for hours. If you’re looking for even more backyard fun, here are 12 awesome DIY play sets for kids of all ages.
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Here’s a variation of the traditional backyard swing which uses a wooden disc for the seat. Be sure to sand the wooden well so no one gets splinters.
If you have a swing on the porch, make it even cozier with outdoor cushions and pillows. Just add ties to the furniture cushions to keep them in place.
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