How To Build A Backyard Swing Set


An outdoor space will never be complete without a swing. If you have plenty of free space in your backyard, building a swing can be a great idea and your whole family will be pleased. Children will have a place where they can pass the time in the summer and adults can have a nice and relaxing time enjoying the sunlight. An outdoor swing is not a cheap investment, but you can make it affordable by building it yourself. That’s why we chose to feature this next swing that can be made at home and for which you will find the plans in the image below. You can recreate the same swing as the one in the pictures by following the exact measurements from the image or make another one and change the dimensions according to your yard size and free space. Once your swing is ready, go out and buy a few comfy pillows and blankets so you can keep yourself warm on chilly summer nights.



Estimated Time Investment:
Day Project (6-9 Hours)






Swing with A frame stand









5 Responses to “How To Build A Backyard Swing Set”

  1. lawrence klemmer says:

    You left out the part about where the eye bolts and chains attach. I have seen some swings like this around and sometimes they put a steel bar across the top 4 x4 beam so it doesn’t bow with the weight.

  2. Teresa says:

    This has been reported several times before by myself and countless others but we can never pin your posts to Pinterest because it is blocked because of spam. You really need to fix this or resolve this with Pinterest.

  3. EIMIE says:

    I love to play in backyard, so this tutorial is very help me for build backyard swing set..
    a lot of my time to find inspiration by sitting on a swing..

  4. John says:

    Rehabbing an old one, that neighbors left behind, when they moved.
    D.W. wanted it, so, of course, now I have to refurbish it.
    Thanks for the geometry & hardware instructions!

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