DIY Swing Set

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DIY Swing Set





From Claude Ledet,

Thanks for the plans. As you can see, not all of the swing set plan was followed. There are lots of right angle wanna bees! I also added a 2×4 support in the middle to add to the strength. I also substituted the recommended 1×2 arm rest supports with 1×3 1/2’s for additional strength. GREAT help! This was my first woodworking project.

I stopped by an all wood furniture store to ask about finishes. They highly recommended a polyacrylic product – Exterior 450 satin finish.  My swing has two coats of this and it took the whole quart.  She recommended re-coating in about 2 years. A polyurethane finish would more than likely turn yellow and peel over time.



From Plans:

Difficulty Level: medium

Time Required: 2 days

Total Cost: –


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