How to make a swing for a summer residence with your own hands: 7 ideas
It doesn’t matter what size the plot is, because you want to make it as beautiful, comfortable and cozy as possible! A swing for a summer residence is a little everyday joy that will appeal not only to children, but also to adults. It is not necessary to spend fabulous money on incomprehensible designs. They can be made with your own hands, and even from improvised materials!
1. Children's swing on a tree
Such simple swings are hung directly on the thick branches of a tree in the garden. This is a very fast, convenient and budget option for which you do not need special skills.
You will need: 1 m of timber from 50 mm thick, wood tools, brackets and chain.
How to do: We sawed the beam into two identical parts for seating 13-15 cm wide. Sand both parts, paint the structure and assemble the seat on metal corners. Turn the brackets of the appropriate load around the corners and at the same time into them a strong steel chain.
2. Swing from the branches
For such a swing, you don’t even need to buy special materials, so it is very budgetary. This is not the most durable option, but it looks spectacular and fits into fashionable eco-trends. A good addition to the half-wild garden!
You will need: Cropped wide branches, chain, fasteners.
How to do: If you have enough thick branches of about the same diameter, you can assemble such a swing as a ready-made factory constructor. Take off the bark, sand it, treat the wood from rot and cover it with stain. Pay attention to all the nodes and jumpers - half the work is done. Then you can decorate the swing with decorative trim, carvings and pillows.
3. Swing from an old tire
This is a budget option for children, because they grow quickly and soon the swing will have to be changed. You don’t even have to make a foundation, because practice shows that they are already perfectly several years apart.
You will need: Bar 100 mm, old tire, rope.
How to do: They sawed the beam onto a simple frame with the letter "P" or "G", if you can screw it to the wall of the house. Make additional supports at an angle and strengthen all joints with metal strips. From the old wheel, make a seat and hang it on strong ropes to chains or brackets.
4. Swing cocoon for a summer residence
Cocoons are beautiful, cozy and compact, so they look good in the far corner of the garden in the shade between the trees. On such a swing, it's nice to just sit with a book, hiding from the hustle and bustle.
You will need: Trampoline ring, 7 m water pipe 25 mm, tees, adhesive tape, sisal rope, chain.
How to do: The basis will be exactly the ring to which you need to fasten the frame from the pipes on the tees. High-strength plastic is suitable for children, but in order for the swing to be more durable, you will have to bend metal pipes. Paint the structure, wrap the contour with a rope, make a net out of it and lay upholstery with a pillow.
5. Wicker swing for a summer residence
Such a spectacular and unusual version of a swing for a summer house will immediately attract attention with its originality. And the wicker swing turns out to be very light, because the rope itself weighs almost nothing, compared to wood or metal.
You will need: Strong color rope, shovel cuttings.
How to do: For the frame, ordinary polished shovel shanks with drilled holes are suitable. You can examine all the nodes in detail in the video workshop. The bottom can be made of dense fabric or from the same nodules, and then covered with a small mattress.
6. Swing hammock
A swing hammock in its essence resembles a cocoon and is done exactly the same on a ring. It only takes a few hours and you don’t have to drill, saw or bend the pipes.
You will need: A metal ring with a diameter of 1 m, dense strong fabric, a skein of a wide belt, synthetic winterizer.
How to do: Tie the ring with a synthetic winterizer so that it is softer and does not press in the back, and with a common fabric. Cut out fabric from a circle for sitting with allowances of 20 cm to form a dome. The video shows how to beautifully sheathe the ring so that it is as invisible as possible. Attach the belt to large carabiners, and use the usual adjusters from old backpacks to change the length.
7. Swing bench
This is a rather complicated and painstaking option, but the finished swing is very beautiful and elegant. It is perfect for adults, because it is more spacious and can withstand heavy weight.
You will need: About 0.2 cubic meters of wood for the frame and bench, hooks, brackets, rails, bolts with nuts, chain.
How to do: First, choose the right drawing - they are pretty similar, so choose the size. All boards need to be cut, cleaned and treated with a special primer. You will need bars of different thicknesses - it’s easier to see in more detail on the video.
First of all, assemble a frame with a crossbeam and trim all unnecessary, and then assemble a bench with a back. The chain is inserted into wooden washers that need to be cut separately. Before assembly, sand and paint all parts with special wood paint.