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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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Cut Slats at an Angle

Holding the 1x4 up to the A-frame, use a pencil to mark the angle on the back of the slat and remove (Image 1). Cut angle ends on each 1x4 slat using a table saw (Image 2).

Attach Slats One Side at a Time

Using exterior wood screws, attach 1x4 slats using a scrap piece of 2x4 to create equal spacing between slats.

Prime and Paint Swing Set

Using HVLP paint sprayer, prime all wood surfaces including the back sides of each A-frame structure with attached slats (Image 1). Choose desired exterior paint color and once the primer has dried, paint the entire swing set frame (Image 2).

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