How to Build a Modern A-Frame Swing Set
Add a modern, sculptural flair to your yard with an A-frame swing set that's sleek and stylish.
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Fill Holes With Concrete Then Backfill
Mix two 50-lb. bags of concrete with water in a mixing tub or five-gallon bucket. Add concrete to the holes around each 4x4 post using shovel (Image 1). Let concrete set up for 24-48 hours depending on the climate. Backfill holes with soil to cover the concrete (Image 2). Remove the temporary bracing once concrete has set.
Drill Holes for Swings
Use measuring tape to mark every 21 inches where hardware will attach to top crossbeam (Image 1). Drill holes through marks (Image 2) then insert 7-inch eyehooks, securing them on top of the beam with a fender washer, lock washer and nut (Image 3).
Create the A-Frame
Create a simple A-frame by screwing 2x4s to the 4x4 posts. Next, use HVLP paint sprayer to prime all the wooden surfaces. Tip: Priming the frame before slats are attached will help seal the interior structure, which will be impossible to reach with paint sprayer once slats are in place.
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