Swing Set

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Project by Splinter12 posted 620 days ago 1560 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first lumerjocks post. I am a beginer and would consider this one of the first projects I thought worthy enough of posting. Our old store bought swing set bought the farm so I built this one from scratch save the brackets and hardware with a little help from the internet. I hope my three boys get good use out of it. Built of red cedar with Simpson Strong Tie brackets. I lock tited the bolts together and finshed it with three coats Sikkens cedar Cetol 1.

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#1 posted 620 days ago

awesome job!!!i built my daughter one a couple of years ago.i couldn’t find a store bought one i thought would last.your 3 boys should get many years out of it!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 620 days ago

Great job, your boys are going to get a lot of use out of it. Just wait till you hear them tell their friends: “My Dad made that for us!”

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 620 days ago

Very nice build. I’m sure the new owners will love it. It’ll create many good memories for all.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 620 days ago

A handsome (and solid !) swing set !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 619 days ago

Wonderful swing set and I bet it will be around a long time and used often

-- Norman

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#6 posted 619 days ago

Very nicely done. I especially like the big area of pea gravel all around it. I just put pea gravel under the slide platform on mine. and my two girls love to scatter the pea gravel all over the yard…

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#7 posted 507 days ago

Those are some lucky kids! They have a solid safe swing set, plus know that such a thing is possible … that people can make their own stuff. Well done!

-- -T

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