You will need
  • - a sheet of paper;
  • pencil;
  • - a wooden beam;
  • - metal corners;
  • - plywood;
  • - antiseptic;
  • - fasteners (bolts, nuts, screws);
  • - screwdriver;
  • - hacksaw;
  • metal or synthetic rope;
  • - tight material for awning.
Start making swings with the sketch. A hand drawing will allow you to create an image of the future design, to provide all the details and determine the dimensions of the component parts. Indicate on your sketch the sequence of the individual operations to the technological scheme acquired perfection.
Determine the location to place the swing. It is desirable to set the design near the dwelling, in a place protected from wind and scorching rays of the sun. Make sure that around the swing was sufficient free space. Clear the chosen site, level the ground. Assembly easier to produce on the spot where the swing set will be installed.
Pick up the wooden bars of the desired length. The section should be 50x100 mm or even more. When choosing wood, inspect it to cull the workpiece with defects. Deformation of fibers or knots doing a beam for the swings.
Make yourself or order two metal brackets quadrangular cross-section. At the ends provide eyelets or hanging hooks; the bar will be attached to the cable.
Assemble the bearing part of the structure. Start at the bottom of the frame to which attach the vertical bars. Proceed with the installation of the size of the future seat. Optimal length is 150-170 cm and the depth is at least 50 cm Lower frame make wider seats about 40-50 cm, this will allow to achieve sustainability.
Handle bars of the lower frame of the antiseptic composition. This is especially important if you plan to establish the swing outdoors, and not on a concrete or tile base. This protection is to prevent the rapid decay of the wood. It is advisable to put some antiseptic on and all other wooden parts.
Attach to the frame vertical beams-pillars using metal angles and screws. As a result, you will receive two large triangles. To the vertices attach the horizontal beam (the lintel), securely with bolts and nuts.
Make a seat out of two wooden frames, built from bricks of a smaller size. One frame will need for the seat and one for the back. To fasten the framework with screws a sheet of plywood between the back and seat was angle more than 90 degrees. The connection part at a right angle will be uncomfortable for vacationers.
The metal bracket lock on the top rung. Through the holes thread the rope or metal chain. Measure the length of the cable so that sitting on a swing man toes could reach the earth's surface. Now finally attach the seat.
If desired, complete ready swing tent, pulling on a frame of bars of dense tissue and attaching this design to the top of the swing. Now you can test your creation in action and indulge in a well earned rest.