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How to Build a Wooden Kids' Swing Set

You need just basic woodworking tools and lumber to construct our updated version of a classic kids' swing set.

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Measure, Mark and Cut Swing Seats

Using measuring tape and pencil, mark 2x4 pine planks to standard seat width which is 18-20 inches (Image 1). Cut swing seat to size using circular saw (Image 2)

Attach Exterior Lag Eye Screws to Swing Seat

Use measuring tape and pencil to measure and mark placement of exterior lag eye screws along swing seats. The lag eye screws should be inset one inch from the left and right edges of the swing seat, centered between the front and back edges (Image 1). Use drill bit to create a hole (Image 2). Next, secure the lag eye screws through the hole with bolts and fender washers (Image 3).

Install Screw Swing Hardware to Crossbeam

Standing on ladder, use measuring tape to determine exact width of crossbeam starting from the inside edge of each of the support beams (Image 1). Next, use speed square to ensure each mark is perfectly level to the other (Image 2). Use drill and drill bit to create pilot holes for screw swing hardware. Install screw swing hardware into holes (Image 3).

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